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With the exception of decent New Zealand and arguably Australia, the rich, European countries of the US Alliance have been involved in  deliberate, intentional Gerocide in which their sustained, deliberate, Covid-19 pandemic policies resulted in overwhelmingly elderly “Covid-19 deaths per million of population” that were 10-180 times greater than that obtaining in New Zealand. Indict Trump and Johnson for Gerocide before the ICC!

In the Covid-19 pandemic to date about 41 million infections with the coronavirus have been detected, 31 million people have recovered, and over 1.1 million people have died worldwide [1, 2]. Developed  countries have had the resources to deal with the pandemic, and to develop better medical treatment protocols, medicines and, we all hope, vaccines  for protecting Humanity and allowing full economic activity to resume. However there have been huge differences in the Covid-19 death toll in Developed countries.

The countries with the lowest “Covid-19 deaths per million of population” (Covid-19 deaths/M) are notably those of East Asia, specifically (Covid-19 deaths/M in brackets) Taiwan (0.3),  China (3), Singapore (5), South Korea (9), Japan (13), and Hong Kong (14), countries notable for Confucianism-influenced cultures involving personal and collective discipline, and respect for the elderly. The only substantially European country with a Covid-19 deaths/M outcome similar to that of the East Asian countries is New Zealand with a 5 Covid-19 deaths per million of population.

In contrast, US Alliance North American and Western European countries have vastly greater “Covid-19 deaths per million of population”, to whit (Covid-19 deaths/M in brackets as of 20 October 2020): Norway (46), Germany (118),  Denmark (118), Canada (258), Netherlands (395), France (515), Italy (606), UK (643), US (649), Spain (727), and Belgium (897).

A significant outlier in this tragic  story has been the substantially European and US allied country of Australia with 30 Covid-19 deaths/M as compared to 5 for its culturally similar  neighbour,  New Zealand. Until May 2020  Australia had a similar outcome to New Zealand with only 4  Covid-19 deaths per million of population. However in the Australian state of Victoria a number of Federal and State Government blunders  meant that a “second wave” of Covid-19 occurred with a large proportion of these new Covid-19 deaths occurring among residents of Aged Care homes.

In short, the Australian Federal Government has key responsibility for quarantine (keeping traveller-borne Covid-19 out of island continent Australia) and for Aged Care (notably in Federal Government-funded Aged care nursing homes). Nevertheless, while aware of these responsibilities, the disproportionately high danger to elderly people of Covid-19, and the danger of a “second wave” of infection, the incompetent, anti-science and neoliberal Australian Coalition Government led by PM Scott “Scomo” Morrison, allowed a “second wave” to occur in Victoria. The State Government in a pervasive neoliberal environment  hired private security firms to supervise international travellers in quarantine in luxury hotels in Melbourne, but a judge-lead formal Inquiry has yet to discover who actually made the fatal decision – it seems to have somehow morphed into existence in an environment in which the “private sector” is firmly believed to do things more efficiently than the “public sector”. In the event the disease escaped due to slack security, and rapidly spread, notably into poor and vulnerable communities. Privately-owned, and for-profit but Federally subsidized Aged Care homes were particularly vulnerable, and were responsible for most of the “second wave” of Covid-19 deaths. The “second wave” spread was assisted by poverty, under-payment of casual part-time workers, and poverty-impacted non-compliance with public health instructions.

Crucially, the “second wave” in Victoria , Australia, was finally defeated over a period of about 6 months by severe ”Stage 4 lockdown” supervised by Labor Premier Daniel Andrews. Premier Dan Andrews has indefatigably  presided over daily press conferences, exhorting Victorians to obey the social distancing rules  (compulsory masks,  hand sanitizer user, no inter-person touching, a 1.5 meter inter-person spacing distance, only 1 hour of exercise daily, confinement to home except for exercise, shopping  or medical reasons, a circa 9 pm to 5 am curfew, a 5 kilometer limit to travel), and to get tested for Covid-19 infection with the slightest of symptoms. Massive testing (about 10,000-20,000 PCR-based tests daily), extensive contact tracing, and huge fines for violations finally got daily new cases down to 1 (and indeed possibly zero) in Victoria (population 6.5 million) on 20 October 2020,  as compared to an utterly shocking 23,331 new cases on the same day for the UK (population 68.0 million).

However “lockdown” at varying levels of severity has come at a huge economic cost for Victoria and for Australia as a whole. Indeed the Coalition Opposition has labelled the Premier Daniel Andrews as “Dictator Dan”,  and kept up a litany of carping abuse throughout the “second wave” rather than critically examining State measures and Federal responsibilities (actions that might actually have prevented the “second wave”). There is huge pressure on the Victorian Labor State Government from the neoliberal Right to prematurely lift a ban on “non-essential” business activities [3]. Similar “livelihoods versus lives” pressure has lead to over 1.1million Covid-19 deaths around the world with 95% of the deaths being 50 and over people in the US and Australia.

(1). Genocide (intentional killing in whole or in part) and Gerocide (intentional killing of the elderly).

The horrible reality is that about 95% of Covid-19 deaths occur in people over the age of 50. Thus 94.5% of  Covid-19 deaths in the US (May-August 2020) were of 50 and over people [4]. Over 95% of Covid-19 deaths were 50 or older in Australia [5].  Conversely, in Australia 33.7% of detected cases have been in 50 or older people, and  66.3% in younger than 50 people [6] (young people get out and about more than the elderly).

Lockdown stops the spread of the coronavirus and disproportionately  protects the elderly from Covid-19 death. However lockdown comes at an enormous economic cost. Thus the IMF estimates  that the economic cost to the World of Covid-19 over 2 years will be $9 trillion [7-13]. Accordingly, there has been huge pressure against lockdown from the politically dominant One Percenters (notably excepting prosperous medical professionals who are on the dangerous front-line in the fight against Covid-19). This “livelihoods versus lives” campaign has been most blatant in the US as exampled by anti-science President Donald Trump and his fervent Racist Religious Right Republican (R4) supporters. Science-based rational risk management that is crucial for societal security successively involves (a) accurate information, (b) scientific analysis involving the critical testing of potentially falsifiable hypotheses, and (c)  informed systemic change  to minimize harm when mistakes inevitably happen [14]. However Trump’s deadly anti-science record is most succinctly summarized in the carefully researched statistic that he made 20,000 false or misleading claims during his administration [15].

Genocide is defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention thus: “In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group” [16-18].

However Gerocide can be similarly defined as the intentional killing of old people. Thus Italian physicians Adriana Servello and Evaristo Ettorre in a letter to the “Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics” (2020): “[The Covid-19] Outbreak has quickly became the fastest and most subtle “Gerocide” that our history as a highly developed country has ever experienced…. Our hospitals have experienced moments of extreme difficulty, in which care and assistance seemed to be never enough. In those tragic moments, we have suddenly understood that chronological data matter again, even if only in terms of access to treatment in a situation which is a real catastrophe. We have realized that our fathers, mothers, colleagues, teachers, companions and patients are the most exposed and considered the most expendable part of the population, the part that the young population had previously struggled to protect and preserve. A dramatic, unwanted, silent “Gerocide” has taken place, which will surely leave a deep and incurable wound in the ethical conscience of contemporary physicians, who have been taught to heal, operate and treat as long as possible” [18].

Gerocide is not just emergency doctors in overwhelmed hospitals having to make distressing ethical triage choices about applying scarce resources to saving the lives of younger people more likely to benefit from the treatment and survive. Gerocide  is also involved in the clearly intentional political choices (notably in North America and Western Europe) between the economy and the lives of old people in a Covid-19 pandemic.

For these rich, mostly European countries one can assess “avoidable Covid-19  deaths” (95% people of 50 years and older) as a result of political choices by using New Zealand  as a base-line i.e. by pragmatically and conservatively assuming that for a rich,  mostly European country the New Zealand outcome  of 5 Covid-19 deaths per million of population is as “good as it gets”. This analysis is set out below for (A) Anglosphere countries of the “5-Eyes” intelligence-sharing club (New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the UK and US), and (B) Western European allies of the US.

(A). Gerocide in the Anglosphere “5-eyes” Intelligence Club.

New Zealand: population 5.0 million, 25 deaths , and  5 deaths/million of population i.e. as good as it gets for European countries and zero (0) New Zealanders  killed  by the Jacinda Ardern Labor Government.

Australia: population 25.6 million, 905 deaths, 35 deaths/million, and 30 avoidable deaths per million  i.e. 30 x 25.6 = 768 Australians killed through incompetence by the US lackey, pro-nuclear weapons,  and neoliberal Australian Coalition Government.

Canada: population 37.8 million, 9,778 deaths, 258 deaths/million, and 253 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 253 x 37.8 =  9,563  Canadians killed by the US lackey, pro-nuclear weapons, and neoliberal Trudeau Canadian Government.

UK: (population 68.0 million, 43,726 deaths, 643 deaths/million, and 638 avoidable deaths /million i.e. 638 x 68.0 =  43,384 Brits killed by the US lackey, neoliberal, and nuclear terrorist Johnson Tory UK Government.

US: (population 331.6 million, 225,170 deaths, 679 deaths/million, and  674 avoidable deaths/million  i.e.  674 x 331.6 = 223,498 Americans killed by the neoliberal and nuclear terrorist Trump Administration.

(B). America’s Western European NATO Allies.

Norway: population 5.4 million, 278 deaths, 51 deaths/million, and 46 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 46 x 5.4  = 248 Norwegians killed by the US-allied Norwegian Government.

Germany: population 83.9 million, 9,896 deaths, 118 deaths/million, and 113 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 113 x 83.9  = 9,481Germans killed by the US-allied Merkel German Government.

Denmark: population 5.8 million, 686 deaths, 118 deaths/million, and 113 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 113 x 5.8  = 655 Danes killed by the US-allied Danish Government.

Netherlands: population 17.1 million, 5,918 deaths, 395 deaths/million, and 390 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 390 x 17.1  = 6,669 Dutch killed by the US-allied Netherlands Government.

France: population 65.3 million, 33,623 deaths, 515 deaths/million, and 510 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 510 x 65.3 = 33,303 French killed by the US-allied, nuclear terrorist Macron French Government.

Italy: population 60.4 million, 36,616 deaths, 606 deaths/million, and 601 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 601 x 60.4 = 36,003 Italians killed by the US-allied Italian Government.

Spain: population 46.8 million, 33,992 deaths, 727 deaths/million, and 722 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 727 x 46.8  = 34,024 Spaniards killed by the US-allied  Spanish Government.

Belgium: population 11.6 million, 10,413 deaths, 897 deaths/million, and 892 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 892 x 11.6 = 10,394  Belgians killed by the US-allied Belgian Government.

(2). Genocide, Gerocide and preparedness to do evil.

(1). Neutral Sweden has had  no lockdown policy with the following outcome – Sweden: population 10.1 million, 5,918 deaths, 585 deaths/million, and 580 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 580 x 10.1  = 5,858 Swedes killed by the neutral Swedish Government. The culturally similar Danes and Norwegians did have  some lockdown measures and had “Covid-19 deaths per million” values of 51 and 118, 11 times and 5 times better, respectively, than that for Sweden (585 deaths/M, similar to the 679 deaths/M  for the US).

(2). Nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel is a covert member of the serial war criminal “5-Eyes Club” (e.g. the US shares raw intelligence on Australians with Apartheid Israel) [20] and had lockdown measures with the following outcome – Apartheid Israel: population 9.2 million, 2,263 deaths, 246 deaths/million, and 241 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 241 x 9.2 = 2,217 Israelis killed by the US-allied, nuclear terrorist, war criminal  Netanyahu Israeli Government. The Occupied Palestinians have been in a form of highly  abusive lockdown in the 53 years since 1967, whether the presently 2 million in the Gaza Concentration Camp or the 3 million in Israeli military-guarded West Bank ghettoes [21-25]. The outcome for the Occupied Palestinians – Occupied Palestine: population 5.1 million, 421 deaths, 83 deaths/million, and 78 avoidable deaths/million i.e. 78 x 5.1 = 398 Occupied Palestinians killed by the US-allied, nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israeli Government. To put this imposed Apartheid Israeli Gerocide in context, in the 21st century Apartheid Israel has violently killed an average of about 550 Occupied Palestinians each year, and a further 4,200 Occupied Palestinians have died avoidably from egregious deprivation each year. The ongoing Palestinian Genocide has involved 2.2 million Palestinian deaths from violence, 0.1 million, or from imposed deprivation, 2.1 million, since the British invasion of the Middle East in WW1 [21-25].

(3). Nation-wide in Australia, 683/904 = 75.6% of Covid-19 deaths were in Aged Care facilities. In Victoria 653/817 = 79.9% of Covid-19 deaths  were in Aged Care facilities [26]. Border Control, quarantine and the private, for-profit Aged Care homes are a responsibility of the Australian Federal Government, but the incompetent, anti-science Australian Federal Coalition Government under PM Scott “Scomo” Morrison failed in all 3 key areas. However, while the Coalition is anti-science in relation to climate change (Australia is among world leaders in 16 areas of climate criminality [27] and indeed ranks worst in the world in 2020 for Climate Policy [28]) it at least took top medical advice over the Covid-19 pandemic [29]. Further, outstanding human rights advocate Professor Gillian Triggs has commented: “[The Coalition Government] is ideologically opposed to human rights” [30], noting that the right to life is the most fundamental of  human rights. Racist Australian Government policies ensure a continuing 10 year life expectancy gap between White Australians and Indigenous Australians. Under the racist and pro-Apartheid Coalition Government Australia is second only to Trump America as a supporter of Apartheid Israel and hence of Apartheid (there is a 10 year life expectancy gap between Occupier Israelis and the Occupied Indigenous Palestinians) [25, 30, 31].

(4).  The Anglosphere 5-Eyes Club members (with the notable and laudable exception of decent New Zealand) are intimately  involved in nuclear terrorism. Thus the UK and the US have nuclear weapons, the US has actually used them to kill 200,000 mainly women, children and elderly in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 (a huge Gerocide), and US lackeys Australia and Canada are  intimately involved in US nuclear terrorism.  New Zealand was effectively expelled from the ANZUS Treaty (Australia New Zealand and US Treaty) because  it objected to nuclear weapons-bearing US vessels in its ports. Decent New Zealand also voted for the UN General Assembly Nuclear Weapons ban (opposed by the other 5-Eyes Club members). The upper  estimates of stored  nuclear weapons  are as follows: US (7,315), Russia (8,000), Apartheid Israel (400), France (300), UK (250), China (250), Pakistan (120), India (100), and North Korea (less than 10). India, Pakistan and North Korea have not ratified the Nuclear non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Australia is key to US nuclear terrorism, and was critical in the UK developing nuclear weapons and missile delivery systems [33].

(5). More Genocide and Gerocide – the US, US-allied Western European NATO countries, Canada, Australia and New Zealand  have variously been involved in the US-imposed post-9-11 Muslim Holocaust and  Muslim Genocide in which 32 million Muslims have died from violence, 5 million, or from imposed deprivation, 27 million, in  20 countries invaded by the US Alliance since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity that killed 3,000 people [17, 18, 34-37].

(6). UK Gerocide exposed –  Conor Burke: “According to the data there have been 66,000 deaths of care home residents in England and Wales between 2 March and 12 June this year, compared to just under 37,000 deaths last year – as reported by the BBC. Twenty thousand of those deaths mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate but another 10,000 of the excess deaths were registered to other, non-COVID related causes” [38]. Thus  of  29,000 Aged Care home excess deaths in the Covid-19 pandemic only 20,000 were specifically registered as directly due to Covid-19 but a further 9,000 were indirectly Covid-19-related. Thus UK Covid-19 deaths should be more properly accounted as 44,000 + 9,000 = 53,000 Covid-19 deaths.

Final comments and conclusions

With the exception of decent New Zealand and arguably Australia, the rich, mostly European ethnicity countries of the US Alliance have been involved in  deliberate, intentional Gerocide in which their sustained, deliberate, Covid-19 pandemic policies resulted in “Covid-19 deaths per million of population” that are 10-180 times greater than that obtaining in New Zealand. Through incompetence and failure to properly fund and protect Age Care homes, Australia has ended up with 35 “Covid-19 deaths per million of population”, 7 times greater than for New Zealand (5).

One can speculate about why East Asian countries and New Zealand have had such successful outcomes in the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus the East  Asian countries have a strong Confucian culture of personal and collective discipline and respect for the elderly. Notwithstanding involvements in UK and thence US imperial wars, New Zealand (Aotearoa) is opposed to nuclear terrorism, has found ultimately respectful accommodation with the Indigenous Maori people, and indeed signed a Treaty with the Maori (the Treaty of Waitangi, 1840) [39]. In contrast,  Australia fervently supports nuclear terrorism, and has yet to sign a Treaty with its Indigenous People [31, 32]. Fundamentally, New Zealand has a much greater sense of intra-national and international altruism as exemplified by the conspicuous empathy of its globally-admired PM Jacinda Ardern. To people who say “We want politicians like Jacinda Ardern” , feminist humanitarians reply “Vote for them!”

Notwithstanding theoretical  free speech (but not effective free speech) in  the One Percenter-dominated ostensible democracies of the US Alliance, a Google Search for the term “Gerocide” yields a mere 1,700 results. Expression of a deliberate intention to cause avoidable death of large numbers of people, and specifically of elderly people (Gerocide), would be unacceptable in politically correct (PC) Western democracies. But, unspoken and publicly unacknowledged, Gerocide is what has been happening  in North America and Western Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic. US President Donald Trump and UK PM Boris Johnson should be arraigned for Gerocide before the International Criminal Court.

References.

[1]. Worldometer, “COVID-10 coronavirus pandemic”: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ .

[2]. Updated WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard: WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard

[3]. “2020 coronavirus pandemic in Australia”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_coronavirus_pandemic_in_Australia .

[4]. Jeremy A.W. Gold et al, “ Race, ethnicity, and age trends in persons who died from COVID-19 – United States, May-August 2020”, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ,   16 October 2020: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6942e1.htm .

[5]. Australian Government, “COVID-19 deaths by age group and sex”: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers#cases-and-deaths-by-age-and-sex .

[6]. Australian Government, National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System , “Number of notifications of COVID-19, Australia, 2020 by age group and sex”, 2020: http://www9.health.gov.au/cda/source/rpt_5.cfm .

[7]. Al Jazeera, “IMF: COVID-19 crisis will cost economy $9 trillion over two years”, Al Jazeera, 14 April 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knoJczU07ic .

[8]. Gideon Polya, “Action Cost/Deaths Ratios For Covid-19, Malaria, Infant Health,  Starvation, Poverty & Pollution”, Countercurrents, 17 April 2020: https://countercurrents.org/2020/04/action-cost-deaths-ratios-for-covid-19-malaria-infant-health-starvation-poverty-pollution.

[9]. Gideon Polya, “Post-Covid-19 needs-based economy, zero emissions, UBI, Green New Deal & free university education”, Countercurrents, 3 May 2020: https://countercurrents.org/2020/05/post-covid-19-needs-based-economy-zero-emissions-ubi-green-new-deal-free-university-education/ .

[10]. Gideon Polya, “Action Cost/Deaths Ratios For Covid-19, Malaria, Infant Health,  Starvation, Poverty & Pollution”, Countercurrents, 17 April 2020: https://countercurrents.org/2020/04/action-cost-deaths-ratios-for-covid-19-malaria-infant-health-starvation-poverty-pollution .

[11]. Gideon  Polya, “UK-Australia COVID-19 deaths, deprivation deaths in Developing countries, Indigenous avoidable deaths”, Global Research, 8 April 2020: https://www.globalresearch.ca/uk-australian-covid-19-deaths-versus-developing-country-indigenous-avoidable-deaths-deprivation/5708948 .

[12].  Gideon Polya and Richard Hil , “Covid-19-inspired Western altruism ignores the World’s unpeople”,  Arena, 5 May 2020: https://arena.org.au/covid-19-inspired-western-altruism-ignores-the-worlds-unpeople/ .

[13]. Gideon Polya, “Covid-19 pandemic, climate & Australia: risky ignoring of scientific advice”, Countercurrrents, 28 July 2020: https://countercurrents.org/2020/07/covid-19-pandemic-climate-australia-risky-ignoring-of-science-based-advice/ .

[14]. “Gideon Polya”: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/home .

[15]. Lauren Aratani, “”Tsunami of untruths”: Trump has made 20,000 false or misleading claims – report””, Guardian, 14 July 2020: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/13/donald-trump-20000-false-or-misleading-claims .

[16]. UN Genocide Convention: http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/genocide/convention.html .

[17]. Gideon Polya, “Racist Mainstream ignores “US-Imposed Post-9/11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide””, Countercurrents, 17 July 2020: https://countercurrents.org/2020/07/racist-mainstream-ignores-us-imposed-post-9-11-muslim-holocaust-muslim-genocide/ .

[18]. Gideon Polya, “US-imposed Post-9-11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide”, Korsgaard Publishing, 2020:  https://www.amazon.com/US-Imposed-Post-9-Muslim-Holocaust-Genocide/dp/8793987056 .

[19]. Adriana Servello* and Evaristo Ettorre , “COVID-19: The Italian Viral “Gerocide” of the 21 st Century”, Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2020 July-August; 89: 104111, 13 May 2020: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7219387/ .

[20]. Philip Dorling, “US shares raw intelligence on Australians with Israel”, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 September 2013: https://www.smh.com.au/national/us-shares-raw-intelligence-on-australians-with-israel-20130912-2tllm.html .

[21]. Gideon Polya, “100th anniversary of 1918 Australian and New Zealand Surafend Massacre of Palestinians”, Countercurrents, 10 December 2017: https://countercurrents.org/2018/12/10/100th-anniversary-of-1918-australian-new-zealand-surafend-massacre-of-palestinians/ .

[22]. Gideon Polya, “70th anniversary of Apartheid Israel & commencement of large-scale Palestinian Genocide”, Countercurrents, 11 May 2018: https://countercurrents.org/2018/05/11/70th-anniversary-of-apartheid-israel-commencement-of-large-scale-palestinian-genocide/ .

[23]. Gideon Polya, “Israeli-Palestinian & Middle East conflict – from oil to climate genocide”, Countercurrents, 21 August 2017: https://countercurrents.org/2017/08/21/israeli-palestinian-middle-east-conflict-from-oil-to-climate-genocide/ .

[24]. Gideon Polya, “Pro-women’s rights Supreme Court Judge Ruth Ginsburg Utterly ignored Palestinian genocide”, Countercurrents, 20 September 2020: https://countercurrents.org/2020/09/pro-womens-rights-supreme-court-judge-ruth-ginsburg-utterly-ignored-palestinian-genocide/ .

[25]. “Palestinian Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ .

[26]. Australian Government, Department of Health, “Coronavirus (COVID-19) current situation and case numbers”: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers#cases-in-aged-care-services .

[27]. Gideon Polya, “Australian climate criminality, heat stress deaths, & Australian Aboriginal Ethnocide”, Countercurrents, 19 December 2019: https://countercurrents.org/2019/12/australian-climate-criminality-heat-stress-deaths-australian-aboriginal-ethnocide .

[28]. “Climate Change Performance Index 2020”: https://www.climate-change-performance-index.org/climate-change-performance-index-2020 .

[29]. “COVID-19 pandemic in Australia”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_Australia  Australia

[30]. Michael Slezak, “Gillian Triggs: Australian Government “ideologically opposed to human rights””, Guardian, 26 July 2017: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jul/26/gillian-triggs-australian-government-ideologically-opposed-to-human-rights .

[31]. “Aboriginal Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/aboriginalgenocide/ .

[32]. Gideon Polya, “Apartheid Israel’s Palestinian Genocide & Australia’s Aboriginal  Genocide compared”, Countercurrents, 20 February 2018: https://countercurrents.org/2018/02/20/apartheid-israels-palestinian-genocide-australias-aboriginal-genocide-compared/ .

[33]. “Nuclear weapons ban, end poverty and reverse climate change”: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/nuclear-weapons-ban .

[34]. Gideon Polya, “Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable  Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015: https://countercurrents.org/polya221115.htm .

[35]. “Experts; US did 9-11”: https://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ .

[36]. “List of wars involving New Zealand”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_New_Zealand .

[37]. “Stop state terrorism” : https://sites.google.com/site/stopstateterrorism/  .

[38]. Conor Burke, “Aged care residents dying at 3 times the normal rate in the UK during pandemic”, Aged care Insite, 6 July 2020: https://www.agedcareinsite.com.au/2020/07/aged-care-residents-dying-at-3-times-the-normal-rate-in-the-uk-during-pandemic/ .

[39]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950,” that includes a succinct history of every country and is now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ .

Dr Gideon Polya taught science students at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text “Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds” (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/australian-complicity-in-iraq-mass-mortality/3369002#transcript   ) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: https://countercurrents.org/polya170612.htm ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/  ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine  ;  Gideon Polya: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/home  ; Gideon Polya Writing: https://sites.google.com/site/gideonpolyawriting/ ; Gideon Polya, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Polya ). He has recently published Gideon Polya, “US-imposed Post-9-11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide”, Korsgaard Publishing, Germany, 2020 (for details see: https://korsgaardpublishing.com/portfolio/23945/ ).When words fail one can say it in pictures – for images of Gideon Polya’s huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/  .


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