Instead of daily death updates, Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly suggested in a recent senate estimates hearing overall excess death – a measure of whether deaths from all causes were higher or lower than expected – could become more appropriate.
The bureau reported 5090 excess deaths in 2021, an increase from 2020 when 1734 fewer deaths occurred than were predicted. The excess mortality across both years was similar to that of the 2017 flu season…
Lauren Moran, the [Australian Bureau of Statistics] director of mortality statistics, said Australia had a “relatively low” mortality rate compared to other countries in 2020 and 2021.
But experiences have varied among states. More than half of 2021’s excess deaths were in Victoria. NSW registered 168 fewer deaths than expected. “Victoria was really the only state in 2020 that had that second COVID wave,” Moran explained.
It was also the only state whose famously lucid Premier adopted the Reinhard Heydrich model of ‘pandemic’ management. Lockdowner fanatics – remember them? – will argue excess deaths were unremarkable precisely because of the ‘measures’ and ‘vaccines’ taken. The figures, however, show this: 1) deaths rose as vaccinations rose; and 2) the more extreme the mandates and lock-ups, the deadlier the result. The SMH bumped this to paragraph 18.