A year ago, the president of the Bulgarian Pathology Association declared “No one has died from the coronavirus”. Are we any the wiser today?
In an attempt to clarify the situation, I tried to find some information on the Royal College of Pathologists’ website. As you will see from the following correspondence, currently there is no post-mortem data on COVID related deaths in the UK available to the public, although the College is considering my request.
I’ve visited your website to access data on COVID-19 post-mortem results but it appears one has to be a member of the Royal College of Pathologists to access any reports.
Do you provide any information to the wider public? If so, please would you send me the data on COVID related post-mortem results from 23rd March 2020 to the present date.
This is clearly a matter of significant public interest and should be in the public domain.
On Tue, 2021-07-13 at 10:24 +0000, Samantha Jayaram wrote:
Thanks for your email.
The portal was set up at the start of the pandemic with the aim of collating post mortem reports from our members from the relatively small amount of post mortems that were undertaken on patients who had died from suspected COVID-19 or where a post mortem had been requested by the family.
The portal was developed as a means to build a database of information to help inform the treatment of COVID-19 patients and research about the disease. As such, we will not be releasing the reports publicly.
This is highly unsatisfactory.
We are constantly told that we are in the midst of a lethal pandemic of unprecedented proportions and yet burial and cremation statistics across the country fail to reveal any abnormal “spike” in deaths throughout 2020.
Furthermore, no post-mortems across Europe had revealed deaths from covid alone, as of 2nd July 2020, according to the president of the Bulgarian Pathology Association.
Our freedoms, economy and way of life have been severely disrupted and yet, the RCP is not prepared to release information to the public to make informed choices in relation to the threat of COVID versus the increasingly apparent damage from the experimental “vaccines”. See the MHRA’s own website.
As a public body, are you not obliged to release such information, particularly as it is anonymised on receipt by the RCP?
On Tue, 2021-07-13 at 11:22 +0000, Samantha Jayaram wrote:
The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation with charitable status. More information about the College can be found here.
As I mentioned in my earlier email, the majority of patients who have died from COVID-19 will not have had a post-mortem as a death a certificate will have been issued.
I can enquire what the plans are to collate the post-mortem reports we do have and release more widely but as you have identified, any plans do this would be on anonymised basis.
Thanks for the prompt and clear response Samantha
I guess there is the question of charities being subsidised by taxpayers and what requirements/obligations they have to those who fund them but that question is beyond my current level of competence/understanding.
Meanwhile, there are many reports of doctors being coerced/pressured into signing off deaths as due to covid with some bizarre examples quoted. Even the mainstream press is reporting the problem https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9305405/Grieving-relatives-demand-inquiry-loved-ones-wrongly-certified-virus-victims.html
So we’re in a confusing situation. Deaths are being certified as being from or “with” and thus added to the statistics; the UK government has worsened the confusion by relaxing the rules for certification.
When we couple that information with the downgrading of covid-19 as a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) on 19th March 2020, four days before the imposition of the “coronavirus” regulations, the confusion mounts.
Post-mortem data from the Royal College of Pathologists may help dispel much of the confusion and add some essential clarity to the situation.
So I look forward to hearing the result of your enquiries.