The hospitals in Australia are being overrun. Not from Covid. And no one can explain why.

So said Mark McGowan, the premier of Western Australia – which has almost 3 million people – in an interview with Sky News Australia on Sun., Oct. 31.

Here’s his exact quotation:

Our hospitals are under enormous pressure. This is the same in [the rest of Australia]. This has been something no one has ever seen before, the growth in demand in our hospitals, why it is is hard, hard to know… There is huge numbers of people coming through the door, so we’re doing everything we can to try to manage it.

To be clear, Covid is not causing the hospital crisis in Western Australia. The state has incredibly strict border restrictions, even by Australian standards, and almost no cases.

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