In its push to get you vaccinated, here we have the Federal Health Department giving YOU a definitive answer on what YOUR risk of dying from Covid-19 is:
Where do they get that figure from, I hear you ask. Well, when you follow the link they provide, it takes you to the website of an organisation called the ‘Australian Academy of Science’. Take note that they have science in their title, as I’ll loop back to that in a bit.
Anyway, here is the relevant snippet from THEIR page:
18,628 cases, 800 deaths, put it in a calculator, give it a good shake, throw some salt over the left shoulder for good measure and…voila…everyone has a 42,000 in a million chance of dying, if they contract Covid!
Let’s be kind and put aside the issue that in August of 2021, they are using figures from June 2020 (hardly current in a fast-moving situation – but I think we know why). Let’s instead look at those 800 deaths between 9 Jun-18 Oct 2020:
Put your hand up if anyone thinks that if I’m sitting in the 40-49 age bracket, my risk of dying from Covid looks to be the same as someone in the 80-89 age bracket, even during this cherry-picked time period.
Didn’t think so!
Obviously, to work out the true (statistical) risk for these age brackets, I’d need the number of cases for each group, but if there is one historical dataset that is difficult to find, it’s stuff broken down by age bracket. I wonder why?
It’s appalling that the Government can get away with such blatant misrepresentations. It’s worse that the organisation, that they quoted, claims (in its title) to represent ‘science’. It would be an absolute travesty, however, if this level of intellectual rigour (or lack thereof) is what has been used in calculating the cost/benefit analysis which is behind the vaccine mandates.
This is dishonest rot. They ought to be ashamed of themselves, but that would require some morals and self-awareness.