If anyone had been listening to the UK government or media, rather than looking at the data, they could be forgiven for thinking that 2020 was a totally exception year.

But as the age adjusted death rate for each year in England and Wales shows, that was an outright lie:

The reality is that 2020 was well below years in the 2000s and that if we average 2019, which was particularly low,  and 2020, we find that the death rate was almost the same as years in the 2010s. There was no abnormal number of deaths.

And the situation is even better in Sweden which didn't have a lockup: Lockdown Sceptics