AN INQUIRY INTO AUSTRALIA'S EXCESS MORTALITY
BY THE AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SOCIETY (AMPS)
AMPS held an inquiry into the alarming number of Australia’s Excess Deaths recorded following the COVID-19 “vaccine” rollouts in Canberra at the Australian Federal Parliament on 18 October.
The AMPS delegation included:
Dr Christopher Neil - AMPS President
Dr Duncan Syme - AMPS Vice President
Dr Jeyanthi Kunadhasan - AMPS Treasurer
Kara Thomas - AMPS Secretary
Dr Phillip Altman
Dr Geoff Pain
Dr Andrew Madry
Papers presented by the delegates and overseas experts have been compiled into a book which will shortly be published and delivered to all Federal and State politicians. This book can be downloaded here.
The 470 page book contains papers by some of most influential and eminent international clinicians, scientists and commentators the world can offer including: Dowd, Lawrie, McKernan, Kaplan, Doshi, Fraiman, Malhotra and Fenton. I was proud to be part of the Australian delegation which contributed to this important book.
While in Parliament our delegation met with many politicians, advisers and staff. The AMPS executive team visited the office of the Health Minister and Prime Minister and you may be sure they left letters behind us calling for responses from them. In the coming week AMPS will draft a letter of follow-up to all Federal and State politicians, medical authorities, colleges and associations providing them a copy of the book. This book is going to travel far and wide. We encourage you to read and distribute this book to anybody who wants to learn more about the tragedy of continuing Excess Deaths. It has been estimated that more than 30,000 non-COVID unexplained and unexpected deaths have occurred in Australia since the COVID-19 “vaccine” rollouts.
WHY THIS BOOK IS IMPORTANT (taken from the book’s introduction)
Something different is killing Australian people in a most unusual way, and in large numbers. This unsettling fact has been evident to the Australian Medical Professionals Society and the time has come to confront it. Authorities in medicine, and the mainstream media as well, seem to be unwilling to address the matter in detail and with clarity. Given the inherent priory, this is simply disgraceful. There is no possible excuse for it. Medical paternalism, which has been enabled by drastic public health policies, needs to be rebalanced with respect for the patient. Australia’s current excess death rate should be common knowledge and under careful examination. If the health authorities are not driving this, the Prime Minister should be. And if neither house of Parliament will inquire in the public interest, we will.
In all societies, human beings die at certain rates, which become known, expected, modelled and understood in detail. Illness, accident, murder and suicide are all components of a nation’s usual rates of death. These figures are compiled, including deaths from all causes, to form all-cause mortality rates. They are surprisingly predictable. It is only if something goes radically wrong in a country, perhaps a war, or an extreme natural or economic disaster, that this can be sufficient to drive up the number of deaths to a clear excess, by comparison to a statistical average, by a range of
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possible methodologies. In Australia, we contend that this statistical excess has been clear and present for 30 consecutive months.
To put it simply, Australian deaths have risen dramatically and are staying far above the expected monthly and annual numbers: many more people are dying than should be and it is time to find out why. This book is the result of a collaboration begun by some committed Australian doctors and scientists. It was a gathering of people of good standing and high qualifications, with opinions developed after considerable study, and all of them well used to the peer-review process. The result in these proceedings is a total of eighteen published papers.
This introduction might well have started off from a position of curiosity, adopted before the publishing of the conference proceedings took place. It is customary for seminar proceedings to begin by adopting a naïve position and then paper by paper being led to a conclusion to the question the conference was posing. In this case, however, a problem arose to make that approach difficult – the studies kept coming in, over a six-month period, from independent researchers, not bound by the system, and, as it turned out, people every bit as concerned as we are. The evidence began mounting, and the conclusion the writers all point to became ever clearer. The reader can now easily ascertain just how persuasive that evidence is.
It should be said that the health authorities were formally invited to attend the conference, to produce and to bring a study of their own. Strangely, no reply was received from them.
If this makes our health authorities seem less than apt on this topic of dying Australians, they are not alone. Too many people in political power have the same standpoint. AMPS has only taken this action after the Australian Federal Senate voted down a motion to hold a hearing into the excess death our country is experiencing. As an association of concerned health practitioners, we considered it our duty to advance knowledge and agitate for the genuine attention of those who serve at the pleasure of the public, both elected and non-elected. Why so many people are dying unexpectedly is the kind of thing that medical systems on every level should routinely be tracking closely and communicating to politicians; if they fail in this duty then politicians and public servants alike should be holding them accountable. Certainly, none should be found helping to smother real inquiry.
On the other hand, it is quite possible that the problem and its solution are as obvious to many of them, just as it is to us. Party politics will have its way with the elected, in just the same way that the unelected medical bureaucracy will seek domination on behalf of the system and at the expense
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of the rank-and-file medical practitioners who wish to uphold their oaths of service and to stand strong in their ethics. Hence, in order to approach the truth, we have had to make a detour around the existing system and provide independent publishing.
What was the government definition of COVID public health success? Is there a public health measurement more indicative of success or failure than all-cause mortality? If it is claimed that many Australian lives were saved, a claim that can only be based on assumption-rich modelling, how is that compatible with rising excess death rates, per week and month, evident from the first half of 2021, well before COVID-19 disease could be construed to be making a serious contribution? Even if we accept, as former Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed during his ill-fated 2022 election campaign (based very heavily on modelling assumptions), that early pandemic policies had saved 30,000 Australian lives, why is this not evident in the bottom line of all-cause mortality? Were these poor souls saved only to be lost again, alongside many others, to produce the observed excess death? And if so, what factors were and are in play?
We do not agree that COVID-19 itself, or its sequel, so-called Long COVID, is the true driving force of excess mortality. Several of the papers we present demonstrate this elegantly, in particular with Queensland data, with excess death evidenced eight months prior to any sizable burden of SARS-CoV-2 in that locked-down state. Hence, the trend is initiated in the absence of the infection, but squarely in the midst of policies like lockdowns and the vaccine rollout. These easily verifiable facts should have triggered critical evaluation of such policies by public servants, according to the Precautionary Principle. To continue to assert that SARS-CoV-2 is the only explanation needed may constitute wilful blindness; it causes failure to evaluate the possibility that the cure was, in fact, worse than the disease (at last by the time it reached Australian shores).
Much more needs to be said about the role of COVID-19 in the excess death, but we note a paradox that is as yet unexplained by the sanctioned experts. Why did the official death rates attributable to COVID-19 disease only become notable after the vast majority of Australians had received allegedly ‘safe and effective’ vaccines for the infection?
Furthermore, why did the much milder Omicron variant take such a toll on a heavily vaccinated population, if indeed the much-repeated therapeutic claim of protection from severe illness and death was in effect? The Cambridge Dictionary defines ‘failure’ as the fact of someone or something not succeeding. Thus, given the basic issue of excess all-cause mortality, how can mass vaccination and other related policies continue to escape critical review?
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There is continued appeal to COVID-19 itself as all the explanation necessary for the phenomenology of excess mortality. This is seen in Australia and consistently around the heavily vaccinated parts of the developed world. In September 2023, we were informed of the planned non-royal commission into Australia’s pandemic management, with extremely limited investigative scope and presided over by only the most committed government apologists. Is this likely to further the science? Is it likely to give any answers beyond the engrained position?
It is noteworthy that until the implementation of the coercive mandatory lockdowns and vaccination-only strategy, there was no pandemic of death. Yet we now find ourselves in just that, with consecutive increases in excess mortality not seen since wartime. In continued secrecy, our authorities implemented authoritarian pandemic policies, which we and others have noted were in complete contradiction of their own pandemic preparedness plans. Has this behaviour, in one way or another, cost a great many lives? The consequences of the failures are difficult to ignore.
In Australia, we have a serious problem. Government excesses of power created through emergency legislation have been allowed to violate our liberties. They were justified by largely unscientific and readily refutable claims. Fear was wrongly employed by political leaders, using secret health advice to control the public. Health laws gave chief health officers unprecedented powers to do almost anything they thought was reasonable during a pandemic – which can be declared on opinion, and not on evidence, without having to justify their decision.
When has there been a society that prospers because people have been cancelled or removed from their vital work because they dared to disagree with some regime’s unquestionable truth? Do our modern medical authoritarians want to be looked back on with the same disdain with which we judge historical despots?
There are doctors and scientists across the country – and the world – trying to raise safety signals, seeking answers to questions, writing letters, seeking data transparency for analysis, and sending reports as they fight to fulfil their medical codes and oaths. We are unable to produce the scale bar to measure their make-up or the sum of their efforts, since many work alone and communicate their findings directly. However, we have no doubt that there are vast numbers of Australians who believe in the power of truth, honour and integrity and are willing to pay the price to stand behind them. We need real debate, open scientific discourse, acknowledgement of injuries, and unhindered access to unredacted data. The doctor-patient relationship should never have third parties such as government and bureaucracy interfering.
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In this book, we present the work of a tiny fraction of those willing to sacrifice careers and livelihoods to seek the truth from evidence-based science, adhering to time-honoured medico-scientific principles. The reader needs to bear in mind during the course reading that the doctors whose work is featured here have had to face summary suspension and loss of their jobs merely for daring to speak the facts – not the opinions, but the facts – about the conduct of the people in the medical hierarchy. They dared to question the protocol, on scientific grounds, and have paid a huge price, that of their livelihood and their capacity to serve. It is a great shame that more people in the mainstream media have not had the same level of courage and commitment to human welfare.
Trust in public health, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, requires that government actions be open to public scrutiny and that public institutions involve themselves by ‘proactively releasing timely information,... enhancing transparent and coherent public communications... and engaging with the public.’
Fundamental principles of public health, political due diligence, institutional regulation and legal recourse have all been ignored or subsumed by a single focus of achieving consensus to maximize compliance. It has been compliance-based on false and misleading information where those who have power appear to have declined to do the most basic levels of review by failing to read even their own reports.
Winston Churchill said, ‘Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.’ We believe that authorities in health departments and the medical system as we know it are not going to enjoy the contents of this book. In any segment of bureaucracy, it can no doubt be tempting to think that the data, analysis and opinion possessed and expressed within one’s department are superior to that from all other available sources. However, the people in the unelected, executive arm of government now need to let themselves be informed as a result of this small but representative sample of science. It is being delivered to them from truly independent and unconstrained researchers drawing from official data, and who are free to follow those data where they lead. Our public servants need to pay attention, because the system they are presiding over appears to be doing a great deal of damage. Australians are observing the continuing silence of our political leaders and medical authorities as they permit it to continue.
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