Edward Dowd is a founding partner of Phinance Technologies, a global macro alternative investment firm.
He is also the co-author of Cause Unknown: The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 & 2022 and is widely known for having worked on Wall Street and at BlackRock.
The book begins with a foreword from Robert F Kennedy, praising Ed’s transition from a financial analyst to studying the startling surge of sudden deaths among young people. The introduction emphasises the importance of all-cause mortality and highlights a 40% increase in deaths among working-age people in 2021, a phenomenon not attributed to COVID.
Ed also brings forth numerous narratives of young athletes who have died suddenly, via quotes from professional players and pundits.
His dissection of data is not just a collection of anecdotes, but a serious scrutiny of a trend that he believes has been broadly brushed aside by official agencies and the media. He argues that averting attention from these deaths is a great disrespect and emphasises that healthy humans don’t just die without a reason.
The book also highlights the habitual lack of follow-up in news narratives and the common clichés used to circumvent the cause of death, such as ‘climate change‘.
In short, the book:
- highlights a 40% increase in sudden deaths among working-age people in 2021;
- presents numerous examples of sudden deaths among young athletes; and
- argues that the trend of sudden deaths has been ignored or downplayed by official agencies and the media.
The book also discusses the role of environmental toxins and chronic stress in sudden deaths.
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