Australians are dying at a rate not seen since World War II, but politicians are ignoring demands to find out why. According to the Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) figures released last week, there were 25,235 more deaths in 2022 than would be expected during an average year. That’s excess mortality at 15% above the expected number of deaths.
Of the 25,235 reported deaths, 10,095 were attributed to COVID — with the virus contributing to an additional 3,000 deaths.
The excess death rate is calculated on a “historical average of mortality for a given period and is weighted for shifting demographics, such as an aging population,” The Daily Mail reported.
A motion was filed two weeks ago by Victorian UAP Sen. Ralph Babet requesting an inquiry into the excess deaths but was voted down by the government and opposing Senators.
Queensland LNP Sen. Gerary Rennick said the jump in deaths is statistically a one-in-a-thousand event warranting an inquiry. Rennick claims it’s suspect the rise in mortality coincided with the vaccine rollout.
During a radio show on Wednesday, Sydney’s talkback radio 2GB host Ben Fordham called for a probe into the increase in deaths and insinuated people in power “don’t want to talk about it.”
According to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), a medical safety watchdog, more than 900 deaths have been reported within days of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Yet, TGA claims an investigation revealed only 14 were due to the vaccine.
Fordham said the TGA’s response to inquiries about deaths potentially caused by COVID vaccines raises suspicions.
“If we don’t investigate and come up with some firm answers, those whispers will grow louder,” Fordham said.
The TGA insists COVID vaccines are “extremely safe” and that severe adverse events are “rare.”