What Could It Be Now?

Whatever is causing the record number of cardiac arrests and excess mortality in Australia and around the world is anyone's guess.

What Could It Be Now?
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With apologies to the 80s Australian pop group Men at Work, I appropriated most of the title to their hit song for this column.

Only, instead of asking Who, I am asking What.

It's an obvious question to explain the unprecedented surge in cardiac arrests in Australia.

The latest data from Victoria shows a 5.8 per cent increase in heart attacks from 2021 -2022.

The Epoch Times reports:

According to the annual report from the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry, 6,934 cases were recorded from 2020 to 2021, representing a 2.5 per cent increase compared to the previous year and marking the highest number of cardiac arrest events in the state at that time.

However, within the short span of one year from 2021 to 2022, the number of cases surged to 7,361 incidents—a new historical high.

Surely, those figures would alarm anyone concerned with public health.

And yet, the public health officers and politicians, who were so alarmed about a flu that they closed the world, seem strangely silent.

Why would that be?

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