Scott Morrison exposes startling data highlighting what is REALLY causing Australia’s Covid deaths
Scott Morrison exposes startling data highlighting what is REALLY causing coronavirus deaths in Australia: ‘It doesn’t mean they died from Covid’
- The PM was asked about the rise in Covid-related deaths this year
- He suggested that Covid was not the cause of death of some Australians who died infected
- More than 5,000 Australians infected with Covid have died this year alone
Scott Morrison says that for some of the Australians who have died after being infected with Covid, the virus was not the cause of death.
The prime minister was questioned about the jump in lives lost related to Covid this year, with more than 5,000 dead already.
“We are approaching 6,000 deaths so far this year, the decision has been made that this is an acceptable number and if so, what are you doing to stop the 50 deaths a day in Australia?” a reporter asked during a press conference in Geelong on Wednesday.
Morrison said each death from the pandemic was a “terrible loss,” adding that he and state and territory leaders had planned for a spike in cases when restrictions began to ease.
Speaking to reporters in Geelong on Wednesday, Morrison said not all Australians who have died while infected with Covid have died from the virus.
The Prime Minister was questioned about the jump in Covid-related lives lost this year, with over 5,000 deaths already (pictured Covid-infected patient in ICU at St Vincent’s Hospital)
THE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS OF COVID DEATHS IN AUSTRALIA
Of the pre-existing chronic conditions reported on the death certificates, the following problems were counted:
Chronic heart conditions – Atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation: 35.8 percent of deaths with an underlying condition
Dementia – including Alzheimer’s – 30 percent
Diabetes – 20.6 percent
Cancer – 14.1 percent
– Source: ABS data
“What you see when you have case numbers at that level is that people, when they die from many other causes, will die with Covid, and their deaths are recorded as Covid deaths,” he said.
“But that doesn’t necessarily mean … that they passed away from Covid.”
The prime minister added that if he were re-elected, Australians would not return to daily news conferences or be threatened by lockdowns.
‘We are living with Covid… I will not drag Australia back to those times’
Australia has lost more than 7,800 lives to the virus.
More than 6.45 million Australians have contracted the virus, with more than five million of them becoming infected this year alone, according to the Medical Journal of Australia’s InSight publication.
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics published on Wednesday that of the 5,940 virus-related deaths recorded as of April 30, almost 90 per cent (5,335 deaths) had Covid as the underlying cause.
The number of deaths has increased this year with an average of 45 deaths per day.
The number of ABS deaths was obtained from the vital registration system and is not directly comparable with data from the various state and territory health departments.
The prime minister said his post was shared by Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly and other health officials.
He noted that Australia has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.
“Australia has been one of the most prominent countries in managing Covid anywhere in the world,” he said.
Victoria Education Minister James Merlino said on Wednesday the state government would assess whether it needed to continue supplying free rapid antigen tests to schools in the third term.
He said the government would provide schools with free tests until the end of the second term, although the recommendation to conduct surveillance tests of students twice a week would be lifted after May 27.
The prime minister added that if he was re-elected, Australians would not return to daily news conferences or be threatened with closures (pictured shoppers wearing masks at a Sydney supermarket)
Data shows the vast majority of Covid patients who died from the virus had pre-existing conditions
Earlier this year, Ben Fordham revealed data showing that the vast majority of covid patients who have died from the virus had pre-existing conditions, and how coronavirus deaths make up only a very small proportion of all deaths in Australia.
Earlier this year, Ben Fordham shared data that the average Covid victim had three underlying conditions
The radio host shared how there were 2,639 Covid-related deaths nationally between March 2020 and January 31 of this year. The virus was listed as the underlying cause of death for the vast majority of deaths, or 96.8 per cent of cases, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
However, about 91.4 percent had other conditions also listed on their death certificate — three other health problems on average.
Those underlying problems ranged from chronic heart conditions (the underlying problem in 35.8 percent of deaths) to diabetes (20.6 percent) and cancer (14.1 percent), according to the ABS data.
The average age of those who died with coronavirus was 81 for men and 86 for women.
Meanwhile, there were 32,000 deaths from heart disease in Australia in that period, with covid deaths accounting for just one per cent of all deaths nationwide. Another 100,000 died of cancer during those 22 months.
Ben Fordham has attacked a Covid ‘scare campaign’ after new figures emerged from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In the image, a queue for a Covid PCR test in the Sydney CBD on December 28.
“We are not exaggerating the situation and we are not ignoring the victims,” the 2GB host said. “But these records expose the exaggerated campaign of fear that we have witnessed.”
Fordham took to the airwaves to state: “Ninety-two percent had other underlying health problems, an average of three [underlying health issues] per person.
“It wasn’t just covid that claimed their lives.”
The radio host said health advice during Australia’s 2020 and 2021 lockdowns should have been more focused on countering one of Covid’s worst co-morbidities – obesity.
“Why don’t we warn people that one of the biggest risk factors is carrying too much weight?” he said.
‘Were we worried about the embarrassment?’
The United States, where 16 states have obesity rates of more than 35 percent, has the highest Covid death rate in the world at 947,895 deaths.