Morticians in Australia are reporting a “worrying” increase in all-cause mortality this year not attributable to COVID-19 but rather to heart attacks, cancer, dementia, diabetes, ischaemic heart diseases and more.
“We’ve been consistently busy now since the first of this year,” Tribute Funeral Services Managing Director Martin Masson told Daily Mail Australia. “We have certainly seen an increase in the need for our services as have done a lot of other directors.”
“We certainly have seen a distinct shift back to people in their 60s, 50s and even late or mid 40s and even younger,” he added.
Many causes of this excess mortality are being considered, not one of which involves a recent experimental serum forced on entire populations last year, and none more coerced the Australian population.
Masson, while unsure what is causing the increase in all-cause mortality, speculates that it may be the Australian lifestyle.
“Processed food, our lifestyle, staying up late, drinking, stress and that's been very evident through the past couple of years,” Masson said. “These all go into causing deaths, whether that's premature or at their time I don’t know.”
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) also told Daily Mail Australia that the death rates this year are “historic,” as much as 13.5% higher than average.
“There has been excess mortality recorded in 2022 across all months, with both the number of deaths and the rate of death generally higher than historical averages,” an ABS spokesperson said. “In May, there were 16,124 deaths, which is 13.5 percent higher than the average of deaths we would normally see occurring in May (14,202).”
Australian Medical Association President Steve Robson said that the increase more or less mirrors the spike being seen in the UK, and speculated that perhaps people are not going to their checkups.
“There needs to be some research into why this is happening,” said Robson. “People have avoided going to see the doctor for regular checks or to talk about a problem with their health or delayed a trip to the doctor and consequently seen their condition become more serious,” he added.
Masson noted that prior to COVID, there was even a 4% drop in death rates.
Last month, Otago Daily Times reported that hyper-vaccinated New Zealand is also seeing an increase in deaths. The outlet noted that some “fit and healthy Kiwis” are dying from heart diseases, even without any congenital heart disease. The phenomenon has been termed “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)” for lack of a better one.
In July, New Zealand’s 1News reported that according to some Kiwi morticians, there has been a 20% increase in all-cause mortality this year over pre-pandemic numbers.