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.