Posted by: Gregoryno6 | September 14, 2021

Lockdownunder Update: Words and numbers.

Numbers first.

Perth journalist Ben Harvey dissects the latest budget for the state of Western Australia, and finds we’re in a state of thinly disguised – and there’s that word again – shitfuckery.

(Okay, this isn’t specifically about Tha Rona. But it does make you wonder what Masky Mark is concealing in that department. Hint: it probably involves our hospitals.)

At the Spectator Australia, Luke Massey has compiled a fine set of statistics around the Dreaded C. A couple of my favourites:

The average life expectancy in Australia is 82.8.

As at October 2020 the average age of death from Covid in Australia was approximately 85 and the median age at death approximately 86.

Covid: killing people five minutes behind schedule since 2020.

As of 8 September 2021, there had been 33,227,789 Covid tests performed in Australia. Only 0.19% of these have been positive.

Testing was only ever about producing Big Scary Numbers.

In 2020 there were 141,116 deaths recorded in Australia. 909 (0.64%) of these were Covid related.

But let’s destroy lives and businesses and families anyway. Gotta be sure, right?

If it saves just one life…

Surely it’s worth ending two lives to achieve that.

And so to the words.

Courtesy of The Other Side Australia, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer and next Governor (we don’t elect them over here… story for another time) Jeanette Young loses her shit.

Last week’s episode of The People’s Project featured champion basketballer Andrew Bogut and Victorian Liberal MP Richard Riordan. Bogut proves that there are still a few people around with a conscience bigger than their wallets. And Riordan seems a fairly decent human being for a Victorian Liberal.


Responses

  1. Great stats revelations Greg.

    • Interesting, aren’t they Kev? I particularly like the number of doses of vaccine ordered. Enough to dose every Australian two or three times over. That’s one government purchase I hope WILL be a white elephant.


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