Hopes of the side, Matt Canavan and NSW Liberal MP Tanya Davies were interviewed by Andrew Bolt this week. Abandon hope. Canavan expressed some mealy-mouthed qualification about enforced vaccinations. Davies was completely hopeless, keen to establish her pro-vaccination credentials, her objection to no jab, no work, was focussed on the deficient supply of vaccine available to workers in South West Sydney. The outcome: Bolt unchallenged in the view that those vaccinated should have freedoms denied to the unvaccinated.
I agree the issue is complicated. However, there has to be heavy onus on those who would deny inalienable rights to others; who would create medical apartheid. I don’t see evidence of the vigorous public debate. For the most part so-called conservatives roll over without drawing their swords. We don’t have a Ron DeSantis.
To leave principle for pragmatism, this vaccine is experimental. Moreover, it doesn’t prevent the disease from being caught or being spread. According to the CDC and Public Health England the viral load of those catching COVID is the same among the vaccinated and unvaccinated. And, if the parochial media types would look beyond Australia, they would find that a large proportion of those in intensive care in England have been fully vaccinated as have the majority of those in Israel. Hence booster shots. This evidence severely weakens the case for compulsory vaccination. Yet we hear little of it from our health authorities or from the media. Us guinea pigs out here are badly served.
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I’ve noticed that too, they’re all conforming to the script because they’re scaredy cats…..although I’ll give Canavan credit, at least he refused to apologise for his tweet a few days ago re. the Taliban and net zero emissions….despite the screeching from many, including some lightweights in his own party.
Roll up your sleeves and start swinging.
I have to say that the population of South Australia is taking to wearing masks like a duck to water.
We have zero cases. Zero!!
Yet people are pathetically masking up as soon as they exit their cars, many while walking outside.
Evidence that this has any benefit? Also zero.
I am feeling very alienated at the moment.
I have taken to not wearing a mask in shops unless someone asks me to. It’s quite unsettling the strange looks I get.
This may have been dealt with previously and I simply haven’t noticed, but it is worth pointing out that the World Health Organization states there are three case types in regards to Covid-19: Suspected, Probable, and Confirmed. Each of these has their criteria. As would be expected, the first case type – ‘Suspected’ – has the most ambiguous defining criteria. I know that others here has asked this question, but I also wonder how many of the new cases breathlessly announced in the daily media are ‘Suspected’ only, and are never redefined as either Probable or Confirmed.
These criteria are available here (in pdf format).
Slightly off-topic, but not too far: When checking my junk email this evening, I noted on the Yahoo so-called ‘news’ page, there was security camera footage of a maskless woman supposedly berating the staff of a bottleshop somewhere in Australia. While I did not watch the whole footage, and may have missed the part where she sacrificed a refugee goat using a plastic straw and then sang (badly) Cold Chisel’s ‘Flame Trees’ backwards, this type of character assassination is becoming disturbingly familiar.
As for placing hope in the Liberals – What are you people mixing your goat’s blood with?