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 Stats now reveal truth about Covid deaths in Australia

14.09.21.  The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a report that should have State and Territory Chief Medical Officers queuing up to hand in their resignations. Their thespian-like performances of rapid hand gesticulations,  jerking heads and agonising grimaces are ‘Pythonesque’. Supposed doctors that bring shame upon a noble profession. Unelected attention seekers that should never have been allowed out of their offices into public view to cause such  mistrust of medical opinion. One such dope will be made governor of Queensland. What next? Empress, or Queen of folly? Will the other one be anointed Baroness of NSW? Anyway, the following might bring a touch of sanity to the rubbish being sprouted about Covid deaths.
A landmark report has uncovered fresh details about Covid deaths while also lifting the lid on the pandemic’s hidden toll on Australians’ health.
Nine out of 10 Australians who died from Covid-19 last year had associated causes that contributed to their deaths, ­including existing chronic health conditions.

Source: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. As published in Herald Sun September 10 2021.

Of the 866 people who died from Covid-19 in 2020, 258 had dementia, 209 had chronic heart diseases, 112 had diabetes, 96 had hypertension and 92 had chronic lower respiratory diseases. [767]  [99 died from Covid] The data is revealed in a ­report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, which also sheds light on the hidden toll of the pandemic in its first year.
That includes the huge ­demand for mental health services in Victoria and a worrying drop in mammograms completed.
The report, to be released on Friday, shows Australia’s overall death rate in 2020 was lower than expected compared with the previous five years, as lockdowns and other measures slashed the number of cases of other communicable diseases including influenza.
While about 28,500 cases of Covid-19 were recorded on our shores last year, the institute’s modelling showed that if ­Australia had experienced the same virus spread as similar nations such as Canada, Sweden and Britain, cases would have been between 680,000 and two million.
This would have resulted in between 12,900 and 39,836 ­additional Covid-19 deaths.
Of the 866 deaths registered last year, 89 per cent were in Victoria and the median age of Covid-19 victims was 87.
According to the institute, 55 per cent of those who died had other conditions listed in the “causal ­sequence” of their deaths, while 73 per cent had chronic underlying conditions. Among those who had a condition cited in the causal ­sequence of their death, 266 people had pneumonia, while 68 suffered respiratory failure and 60 had other infections.
The report – based on data before this year’s Delta outbreaks – said an estimated 12.5 per cent of Australians who contracted Covid-19 were ­admitted to hospital, with the fatality rate below 1 per cent for all age groups up to 60.

The Year of Covid
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has investigated the direct and indirect health effects of Covid-19 in 2020. This is what they found:
— 866 deaths were registered in Australia, including 89 per cent in Victoria, 75 per cent in aged care homes and 34 per cent aged over 90
— These deaths resulted in 8400 years of healthy life lost, which the institute said was “modest” compared to other leading diseases
— Of those who died from Covid-19, 88 per cent had associated causes listed on their death certificate, including 266 who had pneumonia, 258 who had dementia and 209 who had chronic heart diseases
— About 28,500 Covid-19 cases were recorded, and about 12.5 per cent of those who contracted the virus were taken to hospital
— There would have been up to 2 million cases and 40,000 deaths if Australia experienced the same virus spread as comparable countries last year
— Australia’s total mortality rate was lower than expected, partly because of a substantial reduction in influenza and pneumonia cases
— Psychological distress rose sharply, particularly among adults aged 18 to 45, but the number of deaths by suicide remained at pre-pandemic levels
— There were 145,000 fewer mammograms completed in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period in 2018

Last year’s Covid-19 deaths added up to a “modest” burden of disease with 8400 years of healthy life lost – compared with about 80,500 years of healthy life lost in 2018 from lower respiratory infections like influenza and pneumonia.
On the broader impact of the pandemic on the health of Australians, the institute found there were 145,000 fewer mammograms in the first six months of 2020 compared with the same period in 2018, ­although there were 12,000 more between July and September.
Victorians had a higher rate of using Medicare-subsidised mental health services than the combined total of all other states except NSW.
In the early months of the pandemic, Australians also ate extra snack food, and drastically increased their screen time.
They also drank and smoked more than usual.

{ 22 comments… add one }
  • Penguinite 14/09/2021, 7:28 am

    Premiers have, obviously, already read this report! That’s why we have witnessed a distinct reduction in their personal daily protestations. The black-shirted police are still inclined to beat the shit out of anyone that digresses from the draconian laws that have been, illegally at worst or improperly at best, imposed on citizens. When the number of actual wuflu deaths are expertly analysed the death rate is actually lower than average and even those were mostly exacerbated by co-morbidity. To complete the con we learn that the TGA has been prohibiting the use of Ivermectin as a prophylactic on very spurious grounds. https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/tga-bans-largely-safe-drug-because-people-might-not-get-vaxed/

    • Honeybadger 14/09/2021, 7:37 am

      Very pleased to see that the TGA ph lines were jammed yesterday after people rang to complain.

      • Ibbit 14/09/2021, 9:30 am

        It strikes me as ironic that the Chinese (am I allowed to say that?) give us this disease then make many of the hand sanitisers we use to keep us “safe”.
        As for the rest of it, I stopped listening long ago. Not being arrogant, just fed up with the calamitous talk of untrustworthy – in the main – politicians and their mouthpieces.
        Did the sensible thing so I could stop listening – got vaccinated.

  • Honeybadger 14/09/2021, 7:34 am

    The sheeple need to read this and wake up fast. These power hungry nobody chief health officers need to be put under oath in a court, royal commission whatever, and cross examined. Make them squirm with their inability to produce “proportionate” health reasons for their edicts. Then chuck them in jail for crimes against humanity.
    No playgrounds, no tea rooms, no touching the football, no speaking to neighbours, no sitting on a beach the list goes on and on. Totally indefensible .

    • luk1955 14/09/2021, 7:43 am

      No HB, these hos (that is blackspeak for loose white wo/men) will never be tried. It is up to us to just ignore the hitlers and open up our shops and ignore all the advice the hos supposedly dispense in our favour. And start living our lives again. All this over a few deaths over people who lived 5 years past the normal lifespan. And who mostly had other crippling illnesses, as per the stats, which a few of us had been saying all along.
      The developmental toll on young children has yet to be determined, but will be shown in future to have ruined a whole generation of children for all their lives.
      The evil in these hos is so vast that most people can’t conceive how such bureaucraps can be so evil.

  • Tamworth 14/09/2021, 7:45 am

    Good old Fairfax they can’t give the stats without giving their interpretation.

    “ While about 28,500 cases of Covid-19 were recorded on our shores last year, the institute’s modelling showed that IF ­Australia had experienced the same virus spread as similar nations such as Canada, Sweden and Britain, cases WOULD HAVE BEEN between 680,000 and two million.
    This WOULD HAVE resulted in between 12,900 and 39,836 ­additional Covid-19 deaths.”
    Why would it have?
    You might as well say that IF in NSW we had the same result as Victoria then we WOULD HAVE had about 1600 deaths instead of about 80.
    Fairfax either can’t understand statistics or just wanted to ascend a hymn of praise to the media. They’ll be demanding a medal next.

    • davey street 14/09/2021, 2:17 pm

      The media was never meant to be factual or give you truthful information. Why do think they call their unit of currency a “story”. We live in a truth and fact free age.

  • Uber 14/09/2021, 7:59 am

    When I looked at the numbers a couple weeks back it looked to me that around 50% of these people wouldn’t have seen the year out (very simple guess). I think the claim that 90% had contributing factors is a bit misleading as many of them are survivable conditions.
    However, the overall point remains that the virus is generally only a mortal threat to people with compromised health, and that it should have been managed accordingly.
    The bureau of stats has also released mortality data up to May 2021. The flu mysteriously disappears as a cause of death from 2020 onwards. Perhaps a positive Sars-CoV-2 test is sometimes being conflated with the flu. It would be ridiculous to assume that lockdowns completely locked out the flu, particularly given the low uptake in the flu vacs during that time.
    There doesn’t appear to be any notable spike in excess deaths due to the virus. Interestingly cancer deaths have spiked by around 8% in early 2021, possibly due to missed treatment.
    In regard to the ‘what-if’modelling, it is moot given Australia’s natural isolation which has helped us with all major pandemics. Also the calculated mortality rate is way off the scale. How they produced those numbers is anybody’s guess.

    • Sir Peter 14/09/2021, 9:23 am

      The what-if figures ignore the bleeding obvious. We shut the INTERNATIONAL border down. Early. That is what saved us, and it’s thanks to Scott Morrison.

      The closing of state borders, lockdowns and mask mandates did f%#k all. And they were done by petty tyrants and fools aka Premiers.

      All the good policies came from a Liberal federal govt. All the bad from Labor state govts. And overpaid incompetent Chief Ho’s.

      There MUST be a reckoning and heads roll.

      • Theydon Wood 14/09/2021, 9:39 am

        Including Morrison who allowed those state premiers to ride roughshod over us and The Constitution, he had the power to stamp on them.

      • DT 14/09/2021, 11:26 am

        Theydon Wood the State Premiers behaviour has nothing whatsoever to do with Prime Minister Morrison allowing it, Federation of States was of course formed by the former British Colonies and each of them ensured that as a State they retained most of their colonial powers relating to internal affairs of the governing. The Federal Government has external affairs and various other responsibilities that are national affairs.

        PM Keating tried to bring the States together to create a cooperative by creating COAG (Council Of Australian Governments) which PM Morrison converted into the National Leaders Cabinet.

        An example was the Federal proposal for the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electricity Scheme that required cooperation between the State owners of the land and water, it took over ten (10) years for Federal and States to agree to proceed after much debate and argument.

      • DT 14/09/2021, 11:35 am

        According to constitutional law closure of State Borders is not permitted, there must be freedom of movement for all Australians.

        But COVID-19 pandemic provided the excuse and that was upheld by the High Court of Australia, as I understand it the decision was based on the virus and the dangers it presents to everybody, so closing borders to reduce the movement of people made sense, international as well.

        Of course we are now well aware of Labor State Premiers playing political games using COVID-19 as an excuse to blame the Federal Government for anything their spin doctors can dream up to complain about. Most often when fact checked the facts indicate that the allegations are false or contain errors and omissions, conveniently, never allow facts to stand in the way of politics.

      • Pensioner Pete 14/09/2021, 2:40 pm

        DT: The Prime Minister could at least step up to the crease and condemn the Premiers and CMO’s, plus he could also stump up the $$ for High Court actions to challenge the ‘alleged’ breaches of law and our Constitution, yet, the Prime Minister remains – SILENT.

        Time ScoMo retired for ‘family reasons’.

    • Tamworth 14/09/2021, 9:34 am

      You are dead right and an example of what ordinary people can do where the numbers come up. We can see fo ourselves. Missing for example is the raw figures for children catching, for children hospitalised and children deaths. Right now, the Smithsonian is wondering why and pointing out one obvious cause – kids generally do not have diabetes for example, or gross obesity, or inadequate nutrition… Other than that they have a few guesses but don’t know. What it does do is hammer home that it is the aged and compromised, so there is really little point in locking down a beach or a pub.

    • wal1957 14/09/2021, 11:36 am

      “When I looked at the numbers a couple weeks back it looked to me that around 50% of these people wouldn’t have seen the year out (very simple guess). I think the claim that 90% had contributing factors is a bit misleading as many of them are survivable conditions.
      However, the overall point remains that the virus is generally only a mortal threat to people with compromised health, and that it should have been managed accordingly.”

      Your first 2 paragraphs are spot on.
      I think we have more important issues to worry about than catching the WuFlu.
      Government spending/debt and control is out of hand.
      Serious question…are we a democracy now or not? I say no. Our rights/freedoms are being taken away from us.
      Runaway inflation is probably now inevitable.
      Has anyone in government thought about how they intend to pay down the $$$1 trillion debt when, not if, interest rates rise?
      Inflation in the US is likely to surpass 10% for the 12 months ending december 2021. If the elites don’t think this will affect us in Australia they are in denial.
      Thare are obviously many more issues but I wanted to just highlight a couple that the MSM ignore.

  • Lorraine 14/09/2021, 9:07 am

    Chief Health Officer claimed there would be 150,000 deaths from the virus , as Morrison and co closed all of Australia, formed the National Cabinet and gave the States ,the go ahead to cause doom and gloom on all.. Yes there are many that need to be held to account, will that ever be done…..do not hold your breath.

    • Aktosplatz 14/09/2021, 9:13 am

      When you think about it, these CMOs’ understanding of science is about on a par with that of Tim Flannery and his global warming scam.

      Their actual results of their so-called prophecies are equally rubbish.

      What do both pseudosciences have in common? It is Computer Modelling!

  • mischevious 14/09/2021, 9:39 am

    stats showing the over reaction to the virus have been circulating for some time. i wonder who will put these questions to the premiers, health ministers and health officers and when. now that is a press conference i would like to see.

  • nev 14/09/2021, 9:59 am

    In 2020, 12.8 Australian lives were lost for every 100,000 people. That’s nearly 3500 souls, how many were due to government stupidity handling Covid?
    We will probably never know the lives lost due to lack of timely or any medical diagnoses or treatment.
    We will never know the cost to our young from a terminated or reduced education.
    We will probably never know the true cost of treatment by experimental gene therapy under the guise of Immunity (claimed by some politicians and Public servants to be a vaccine).
    We will probably never know the true cost of lockdowns and various arbitrary control and treatment regimes.
    We will never know the true death count due to alternate proven successful medications being banned by Australian governments.
    We may be fortunate to live long enough to see the punishment by International Courts of those who committed, or aided and abetted these Crimes Against Humanity as deemed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 and punished according to the standards set by the Nuremberg trials.

  • GTD 14/09/2021, 10:29 am

    I happen to hear a bit of the self appointed Covid Oracle dolt on 2 GB , not a word from this clown 🤡 about this report. Still flogging the same hype and UTTER BS about the greatest kneejerk overreach in our history..

  • davey street 14/09/2021, 12:23 pm

    The media is to blame for everything. Governments and public servants do the best they can but the evil media scum exist to do anything BUT provide us with truthful info about ANY subject, and to divide us all and thereby gain even more money and unelected power than they have now. There MUST be a better way to get reliable genuine information rather than the opinionated crap we are still fed 24/7/365 in 2021. Totally OVER their goddamned STORIES.

    • Sir Peter 14/09/2021, 12:40 pm

      Even if ‘governments and public servants do their best’, which may or not be true, the problem is that their best is simply not good enough.

      We forget that ‘governments and public servants’ are PEOPLE, and very rarely the pick of the crop.

      We have far too much government and way too many public servants. And with every passing year they worm their way into more corners of our lives. I will vote for any party which promises to slash the parasite class by 50%

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