My Australian friend David Hart shared this report of Victorian strongman Daniel Andrews’s serious fall, one that has landed Mr. Andrews in intensive care. I truly do wish Mr. Andrews a full and speedy recovery.
The reason this accident is noteworthy here comes from the data that David sent along with the news of Mr. Andrews’s mishap. I quote David in full (links added):
I checked at the government health website on deaths from accidental falls. There were more than 5,100 in 2017/18 (latest data).
Deaths from/with Covid in Australia so far are 909, 90 percent of them (820) in the state of Victoria alone which “Il Duce” Dan rules with an iron fist.
So – over the past year in Australia the number of deaths from/with Covid-19 is approximately 18 percent of the annual number of deaths in Australia from accidental falls (assuming that the year 2017-18 is representative on this front).
I leave the reader to draw from these facts whatever conclusions he or she finds most plausible.