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Australia Updates. Cases, and More Cases! AstraZeneca Gone: No Longer Used from 20 March 2023. Australian Government Stops Tracking Vaccine Outcomes.
Australia has1,040 new weekly Covid-19 cases / million population with 243 doses/100 persons. The Philippines has 15 new weekly Covid-19/ million population with 148 doses/100 persons.
The back of a women's toilet door at a park somewhere between Brisbane and Roma! Author unknown! My children and nieces called me to see it and asked me to take a photo, telling me the message was “very right”. Truth from the mouths of babes!
Australian states are now reporting Covid-19 case numbers weekly. The latest April 7 report includes 9,876 new cases (952 in hospital, 20 in ICU) and 36 deaths for New South Wales, 5,772 new cases (183 in hospital, 9 in ICU) and 20 deaths for Victoria, 2,719 new cases (125 in hospital, 5 in ICU) and 5 deaths for South Australia, 3,953 new cases (231 in hospital, 7 in ICU) and 12 deaths for Queensland, 3,446 new cases (112 in hospital, 2 in ICU) and 3 deaths for Western Australia, 959 new cases (30 in hospital) and 2 deaths for Tasmania. No data is provided for Northern Territory or ACT. In total nearly 27,000 new cases in just a week, with cases expected to rise further. Reporting of Covid-19 illness is non-compulsory, so the actual cases are probably far higher.
Australia Has Very High Cases but No More Compulsory Tracking or Any Restrictions to Travel / Movement for Locals or Visitors
Despite their waves of case and deaths, Australia no longer requires any Covid-19 vaccine tracking and there are no restrictions on either local or international travelers. Incoming travelers are not asked anything Covid-19 related. Philippines officials please note Australia’s population is approximately 1/4 of that of the Philippines. The Philippines currently has just under “10,000 active cases”, but most of these date back to 2022. Last update on 3rd of April was for a weekly tally of 1,721 new cases in a population of about 110 million.
Adjusting for population:
Australia has 1,040 cases/million population in just the past week.
Philippines has 15 cases / million population in the past week.
Yet, the Philippines still has travel restrictions and still requires negative Covid-19 testing to access certain services / locations, including the Senate, and for incoming unvaccinated travelers.
Australia reports 243 Covid-19 vaccine doses/ 100 population. Philippines has had 148 doses/100 population.
Australia is now recommending a booster to anyone who has not had a Covid-19 infection or received a booster dose in the past 6 months. Finally natural infections are recognized. Boosters are not recommended for persons younger than 18 who are not at risk of serious infection.
Philippines is still recommending vaccines and boosters. However, uptake is low. There has been no update on the vaccination tracker since 15 March 2023, possibly due to ongoing updating of data tracking system.
Why is the most heavily jabbed country, Australia doing so very much worse in terms of Covid-19 cases and deaths?
It is because the Covid-19 vaccines destroyed natural immunity, destroyed the ability for the population ever to develop natural immunity. Waves of Covid-19 illness are happening in Australia, but not the Philippines.
Through vaccine hesitancy and having a large very young population that was never vaccinated (under 5s were never approved to receive Covid-19 vaccines), it appears the Philippines has escaped the worst of the C-19 pandemic. I have observed that in every country, where overall vaccination rates exceed somewhere between 70% to 85% cases explode and then infections come in waves.
AstraZeneca Quietly Gone! No Longer Offered In Australia.
The Australian government has also quietly discontinued AstraZeneca by 20 March 2023. There have been concerns over a potentially-fatal blood clotting disorder: Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), which has been found to be more frequent in younger women than other age groups.
Aside from the TGA DAEN system (Australia’s equivalent of VAERs), which is a passive reporting system, Australia has also had a questionnaire sent to vaccine recipients for reporting outcomes following vaccination, under the AusVaxSafety Program.
Limited options are provided for participants to report on. The chart is for Adult Pfizer Vaccines. There are no options to report serious outcomes or death.
Curiously, the Australian government has also stopped safety surveys of all Covid-19 vaccines as of 8 February 2023. The state that safety data was consistent across monitoring periods. That safety was consistent with clinical trial and international surveillance data. If the Pfizer files! are anything to go by… the devastation, ill health, and deaths were and are consistent across all brands….
Australia is learning to live with Covid-19, despite their current outcomes. I have seen maybe 2 people wearing masks since I arrived. Everything else appears almost normal.
Perhaps it is time for the Philippines to do the same! Remove all restrictions, all requirements. Everything Covid-19 related. Covid-19 has become less than a regular flu! Of course, we cannot go back to ‘normal’, we have been irreversibly changed by the experience of the last years… however, perhaps our freedoms and rights and access to everything should return, in full.