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MALAYSIAN Doctors Win - Are Permitted to Prescribe Ivermectin Using Their Professional Judgement. We Must Ask Why was this ever under question!
Malaysia started Covid-19 injections in February 2021. In 2021 there were 34.5% excess deaths vs 2020, and birth rates declined by 6.7%. 2022 and 2023 vital statistics are not yet compiled/released.
A win last week for Malaysian Doctors asking for the right to prescribe ivermectin for their patients. As I understand, this doesn’t act as any guidance on the use of ivermectin for the treatment of Covid-19, it simply recognizes the rights and responsibility of doctors to prescribe available medications, which they judge most appropriate for their patients.
Two questions were asked and answered by the court, as follows:-
Malaysian Covid-19 Vaccination Rollouts
Malaysia started Covid-19 injection rollout in February 2021. 2023 Pubmed article describes rollouts and prioritization. The government targeted at least 80% of the population to be injected by February 2022. As 1st September 2023, 84.2% of the population have completed primary protocols.
Breakdown of injection uptakes, cases and deaths from OWID, also compared to Philippines. Cases and deaths started rising considerably in April 2023 and peaked in September 2021. Injection uptake was higher than in the Philippines, as were cases and deaths. However, similar, to the Philippines, there have been few cases and even fewer deaths into 2023.
At present, latest uptake data. There is very low uptake of 2nd boosters. Current daily dosing is also very low. Ie. Malaysians are over covid-19 injections.
Malaysian Vital Statistics in 2021
Malaysia had an estimated population of 32.7 million persons in 2021. Population vital statistics are available from the Malaysian Government Department of Statistics Website. A summary of data from 2010 to 2020 was found, here, and parts are excerpted below and discussed relative to 2021 data. Another page on the site shows overall demographics for Malaysia up to 2021, and a 2021 summary, is linked here.
Malaysia has had year-on-year declining birth rates from many years; birth rates dropped below the replacement Total Fertility Rate of 2.3 since 2013. The fertility rate in 2021 dropped from 2020’s 1.8 to 1.7.
Deaths in Malaysia have been increasing over time with the aging population. Similar to many other countries during 2020 the first lockdown year, Malaysia had lower than usual death rates in 2020 (166,970). However, deaths in increased by 34.5% (57,599 additional deaths) in 2021, to give a CDR of 6.9.
Further, the 2021 increase in the number of deaths were observed in all age groups except that aged 0-14. The number of deaths for aged 41-59 years recorded the highest increase with 44.0 per cent from 36,318 (2020) deaths to 52,282 deaths in 2021. Besides that, the number of deaths for aged 15-40 years and 60 years and over also recorded an increase from 13,070 deaths to 17,953 deaths and 113,294 deaths to 150,219 deaths, respectively.
Covid-19 Infection Recorded as Leading Cause of Death in 2021
As to cause of death, Coronavirus-19 infection was listed as the leading cause of death in 2021. It was also credited with 57.3% of all maternal deaths.
However, if 31,063 deaths were due to Covid-19 (and very conservatively assuming that none of these people were otherwise vulnerable to death due to severe comorbidities), then there are still (57,599 additional 2021 deaths - 31,063 Covid-19 attributed deaths) 26,536 unexplained deaths in 2021!
Malaysia is expected to experience shortages of young persons by 2030.
Covid-19 population changes may advance the aging of the nation. Accelerated deaths and further birth declines thanks to Covid-19 population health measures, will accelerate the urgency to plan for and handle demographic changes. While Malaysia’s overall population was still growing as of 2021 (crude birth rates are higher than crude death rates), the compiled 2022 and 2023 data are not yet available for assessment. The time when population growth stagnates or even declines may be nearer than anticipated! Are governments watching?
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