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Pandemic survivors and the silent victims of excess mortality

6 January 2023

4:00 AM

6 January 2023

4:00 AM

Many in the media, politics, and the health industry have expressed the view that Australia has fared well since the beginning of the Covid pandemic – but how true is the narrative?

There has been an emphasis on the benefit of achieving low Covid fatality figures, but what if the benefit of meeting the ‘dying with Covid’ metric is outweighed by the cost? A cost that includes excess mortality, debt, long-term health concerns, and many other variables that need to be taken into consideration.

The purpose of this article is to examine excess mortality across different regions to better understand what worked...

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