The data in my table above for Australia could be explained by the conclusions below.
Holt, Jim. Study: Autopsies Prove EVERY CV-19 Death Had Co-Morbidity, May 11, 2020, https://principia-scientific.org/
‘New study from Germany finds that every COVID-19 death was someone who had cancer, lung disease, was a heavy smoker or morbidly obese.
Professor Klaus Püschel, head of Hamburg forensic medicine, autopsied the corona dead in Hamburg and he reports:
“This virus affects our lives in a completely exaggerated way. This bears no relation to the danger posed by the virus. And the astronomical economic damage now arising is not commensurate with the danger posed by the virus. I am convinced that corona mortality will not even make itself felt as a peak in annual mortality … “’
Data above shows success in Australia at minimising fatalities to date from COVID-19. An epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time. Deaths were attributed to COVID-19 in every State.
Different animal communities have evolved sharing between age groups of different responses to external threats. Elderly individuals commonly oppose attacks with their deaths.
Termites live in mounds and can be invaded by other termites or encounter infections. There are castes that perform different tasks for the community: queens and drones for reproduction; soldiers for defence; water carriers; workers. Generally, younger individuals do lower risk tasks, protected in underground chambers, feeding larvae and tending fungi gardens, where wood is digested in some species.
Older individuals are not as effective at nurturing larvae or nest maintenance and work outside defending against foreign species in high risk situations. Their mandibles have worn with age and cannot be sharpened by moulting. They carry toxic swollen pouches in their abdomens, like backpacks, holding copper-containing blue crystals. When attacked they explode and the enemy is showered with toxic chemical excrement. After grooming to remove harmful organisms, they cannibalise cadavers, unless they are infectious and buried.