Life insurance actuaries are reporting that many more people are dying – still – than in the years before the pandemic. And while deaths during COVID-19 had largely occurred among the old and infirm, this new wave is hitting prime-of-life people hardAmong 35 to 44 years olds, a stunning 34% more died than expected in the last quarter of 2022… The UK also saw more excess deaths in the second half of 2022 than in the second half of any year since 2010.. This unnatural loss of life is on the scale of a war or terrorist event..The actuarial reports can only speculate on the factors causing these deaths.. What explains this ongoing wave of excess deaths? Life insurance data suggests something happened in the fall of 2021 in workplaces, especially among white-collar workers. These are people whose education, income level and access to health care would predict better outcomes..