Fewer Babies Also in Switzerland
No one knows why.
SRF, 2022.08.26, “2022 has not been a “good year” for babies so far”:
Switzerland as a whole: across all cantons, the number of live births fell by an incredible 17.5 percent compared with the same period last year. If you compare the first six months of this year with those in the year before the pandemic, there is also a minus (around 11 percent).
However, the greatest decline is reported for city of Basel: 28 percent fewer newborns - that is the Swiss peak value.
…The Office for Statistics cannot and does not want to comment on the reasons for the development.
Sure it does not. How about the Ministry of Health? No? Maybe they would, but the not-too-diligent journalists from SRF just forgot to poll their opinion.
So, we can pitch in and offer our usual reasons (jabs anyone?), as Switzerland is in the same club of Covid-19 “vaccinated” countries as Germany, Austria, Sweden and others that have registered similar fertility deficits in H1/2022. To the credit of the Swiss, they are the least vaccinated country in Western Europe. And the rural population is much more skeptical of the jabs than the “progressive” urban populace. So much so that two small remote cantons managed par or even surplus in births in H1/2022:
However, the following observation is striking in central Switzerland: by the end of June this year, there were the same number of newborns in Obwalden as in the first half of 2021. In Nidwalden, the number of births in the same period is even higher than in the previous year: by around 14 percent.
Striking? Or thought-provoking, for those that are still capable of thinking?