But ‘71 per cent of deaths’ has no business being in a headline. Time for a Stark New Statistic:
Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard issued a stark new statistic based on numbers coming from hospitals around the state, saying the unvaccinated are 24 times more likely to end up in intensive care than someone who has had all three shots.
All seven of the deceased were octogenarians and nonagenarians. There is no evidence they died of covid-19, no evidence a third – or any shots – were prudent in their delicate medical circumstances and no evidence it would have made a difference. This is the second time in as many weeks that Dr Gerrard has finessed attention away from vaccinated decedents and hospitalisations by crafting an exotic and ridiculous comparison with the tiny boosted demographic. Officially, double-vaccinated means fully vaccinated in Queensland still. If it doesn’t, the government should extend its passport restrictions to the double-vaccinated immediately.
Any moment now I expect the Queensland health minister to start promoting healthy dental care as part of the overall scheme of healthy living. If there was ever a walking advertisement for a mask, she would be it. Her command of her portfolio leaves a very low bar for the next incumbent to leap over.