Health Insurance Data Shows Huge Increase In People Receiving Cancer Treatment Since 2020

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Since 2016 the number of patients receiving cancer treatments had actually decreased…..But something changed in 2021 and 2022 according to Helsana, a major Swiss health insurance company.

In 2021, their data shows there was a dramatic increase of 73% compared to 2020 in the number of patients receiving cancer treatments. 

The high number of cancer patients continued in 2022 with an increase of 74% compared to 2020.

And we can all remember what changed during this time……..coincidence?

Expose News reports: Switzerland began its mass covid vaccination campaign on 23 December 2020.

The Helsana Drug Report has been published annually for the past 10 years. It analyses the Swiss pharmaceutical market and provides insights into the cost and consumption of drugs. It is prepared in cooperation with the University Hospital Basel and the Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the University of Basel.  The latest report, published on 30 November 2023, shows data for the year 2022.

The information from the Helsana Drug Report was highlighted by Konstantin Beck, a health economist at the University of Lucerne, in a video earlier this month.  His video is in German without the option of subtitles.  However, Transition News has published an article on Beck’s video, which is also in German but can be translated using an online tool.

Beck begins his video by pointing out a health survey conducted by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (“BfS”) published on 3 November 2023.  BfS conducts its health survey every five years.

Announcing the results of its survey, BfS said:  “In 2022, 85 per cent of the Swiss population aged 15 and over felt healthy and 83 per cent felt happy. At the same time, more than a third live with a permanent health problem. Psychological stress has increased compared to 2017. The 15 to 24-year-old age group is particularly affected, especially young women (…). ”

From the statement above, it seems the Swiss population, according to their own assessment, was healthier in 2022 than five years earlier.  However, BfS’s statement didn’t match the detailed data collected from the health survey and published by BfS.  Data that was unpublished a few days later.

Before it was removed, the detailed survey data showed:

  • In 2017, 33,339 people stated that they had had a heart attack, 27,584 for stroke and 116,603 for cancer.
  • In 2022, however, there were 170,000 cases of heart attack, 124,515 cases of stroke and 460,771 cases of cancer.

In 2022, there was an increase in heart attacks by 136,661 cases, strokes by 96,931 and cancer by 344,166.

With such dramatic increases, why did BfS say that 85 per cent of people said they felt healthy? As Beck explained, the data collected from the 2017 survey was not comparable to data from the 2023 survey.  The problem arises from a change in the question participants were asked.

In 2017, BfS’ survey asked: “Did you have any of the following illnesses or health problems in the last year?”

Heart attacks, strokes and cancer were listed as the options.

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