Information released by the governments of Germany, Hungary, and Taiwan show unprecedented decreases in birth rates since rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines.
The state of North Dakota, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland saw similar declines. Germany saw a 13% drop in the first quarter of 2022 compared with Q1 of 2021. Hungary’s data reports a 15% decline during the same period. In Taiwan, birthrates declined by an astounding 23% in May of 2022, compared with May of 2021.
Igor Chudov, a Substack blogger and owner of a mathematics website says these declines are statistically extraordinary, Chudov characterized the 13% drop as a “nine-sigma event.” For perspective, an 8-sigma event might occur once in 803 trillion days.
A 9-sigma event, by comparison, is so unlikely to occur by chance, that it would naturally happen as rarely as an asteroid striking the Earth. Taiwan’s 23% decline, however, is an astonishing “26-sigma event
While Hungary’s decline lies somewhere in between these improbabilities, it also offers strong evidence of the cause. In all of these countries, the decline in birthrate lagged the uptake of vaccination by a majority of childbearing-age adults by precisely nine months.
The five counties in Hungary with the highest vaccination rates also had the greatest decline in new births, a -17.4% decline in the most vaccinated versus -4.58% in the least vaccinated counties, adjusted for population. This represents a 12.8% difference across an ethnically homogenous people group.