By : Rebekah Barnett
All cause deaths are up by 17.5% in Australia's first quarter. Less than half of these deaths are due to Covid-19.
In 2022, 44,331 deaths occurred by 31 March, which is 6,609, or 17.5% more than the historical average.
Of these deaths, 3, 111 are attributed to Covid-19. These deaths account for 47% of the 6, 609 increase on the historical average.
That leaves 3, 498 excess deaths unaccounted for from Jan - Mar 2022.
What could be the cause for these excess deaths? In times like these, it’s best to ask the experts. In April this year, QLD Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Yvette D'Ath revealed a 40% rise in code 1 emergency calls to its ambulance services. Watch her explanation.
“I don’t think anyone can explain why we saw a 40% jump in code 1s… I’ll walk into an ambulance service and they’ll say, we had a 30% increase in code 1s yesterday. Can’t tell you why. We just had a lot of heart attacks and chest pains and trouble breathing, you know, respiratory issues. Sometimes you just can’t explain why those things happen.”
D'Ath confirms that she cannot provide an explanation for the sudden spike in heart attacks, chest pains and breathing difficulties.
Perhaps the media can offer some insight. Journalists are experienced in asking probing questions and identifying key themes.
Climate change, gardening, tight socks and sleep. There it is, folks. Or should I say, folx.
"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back."
— Carl Sagan
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