ABS recently released the mortality statistics for 2021
In summary, the overall excess mortality in Australia for 2021 was 3.5% above expected levels
The ABS concludes that this is consistent with effects of the pandemic
However, if you look at the state data there is something very fucking odd going on
NSW excess mortality is essentially negligible – in other words, bang on average
This is despite NSW having the largest covid outbreak of 2021
And also inspite of NSW having the highest vaccination rate of 2021
Meanwhile, WA/SA/TAS all had excess mortality way higher than expected, in the order of 8%+
This is despite them having
-the lowest vaccination rates in the country
So you lunatics can’t blame the jab, and the other lunatics can’t blame the virus
The ABS completely ignores this – which is very puzzling in itself, as how can they just ignore excess state mortality several standard deviations above the norm?
Victoria is a basket case as usual, also in the 8% range, with the high case numbers of NSW but also with the high vaccination rates of NSW. God hates victoria though
So neither the covid fanatics nor the anti-vax lunatics are going to be able to explain this through their preferred fixation
Why did NSW with the worst covid outbreak and highest vaccination rate, have the best outcome?
Why did WA/SA/TAS with zero covid, but also lower vaccination rates, have the worst outcome?
There is no line of best fit that can be drawn here
My speculation is that the outcomes are related to differing lockdown policies, more particularly related to how those restrictions and rules affected local health services
But it is reassuring that
a) covid infection isn’t that bad
b) vaccination isn’t that bad