Longtime Wall Street investor Edward Dowd never planned on writing a book about the epidemic of young Americans who are “dying suddenly.”
The inspiration came to him in the form of disconcerting raw data.
In his new book “Cause Unknown” from Skyhorse Publications, Dowd says healthy young people and athletes are dying like never before.
The question is—why?
“It isn’t COVID, of course, because we know that COVID is not a significant cause of death in young people,” Dowd writes.
The sudden and excess deaths increase in 2021 and 2022 has captured national attention with the recent headline, “MMA rising star tragically dies suddenly at 17 years old.”
Another headline this week read, “Air Force Academy Cadet Dies Suddenly While Walking to Class.” There have been hundreds more since 2021, Dowd said.
“My purpose for writing the book was to help garner an understanding of the phenomenon of sudden death that’s been going on since 2021—and not just athletes, but across all sorts of younger cohort ages,” Dowd told The Epoch Times in a phone interview.
While he invites readers to decide what’s causing these sudden deaths, he suspects the 1,000-pound gorilla in the room is the COVID-19 vaccine.
“We have a thesis that it was the vaccine. The numbers do not dissuade us from that. In the book, we said you don’t have to believe us—but what is going on?” Dowd said.
“At the very least, if you don’t believe the premise it was the vaccine, what is going on in our country that no one seems to want to talk about from a global health standpoint?”
As a stock portfolio manager, Dowd said his job is analyzing data and trends and helping clients navigate the stock market’s ups and downs.
He said the goal of the book is to examine the sudden trajectory of unexpected deaths, drawing from various official sources and newspaper articles.
Together, they tell something tragic is going on that’s causing young people to die in numbers not seen before, he added.