Had a quick look at the latest Australian Mortality Statistics.
Hell, that looks bad. A spike in Covid infections, followed closely by a spike in deaths, well above the baseline average (let’s forget that it was clearly elevated when the new infections were flatlining).
Concerned, as you can imagine I was, I immediately went to the latest COVID-19 Australia: Epidemiology Report 62 to get a first-hand look at Armageddon in progress.
Hells Bells! The earth’s shifted on its axis! The spike in cases which must have resulted in the spike in Covid deaths is now amongst the 18 to 29 years olds, the 30 to 39’s, and the 40 to 69s, whilst the 70+ are bouncing along the bottom in terms of new cases.
The mutated Covid is attacking and killing the young! Run for your lives!
Or is it?
Ahhhh! Relax everyone, the spike in cases amongst the young still isn’t killing them wholesale. It appears old people are still dying, and still having it attributed to Covid.
A puzzle for the ages. If the mortality data shows a spike in Covid cases followed by a spike in deaths, but the spike in cases is amongst the young, and the spike in deaths is amongst the old, how do we square this circle? Is it something other than Covid killing the oldies?
The best I can come up with is that it’s still having an inordinate impact on the oldies. Aren’t they the most vaccinated?
I’ll leave this with you to contemplate.