- •Unexplained periods of higher deaths and medical admissions are an international phenomenon.
- •Two very large events occurred in 1993 and 2015.
- •A degree of female specificity is observed.
- •Past examples appear to have been ignored or were not investigated.
- •“Policy-based evidence” may have acted to deflect research from this area.
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