Professor Ian Frazer:
The Premier of Victoria:
Now if Professor Frazer is correct in his analysis that the vaccine represents only “personal protection against the bad consequences of Covid-19” (and I would put his view well above both Dan and Brett), what reasons could the Victorian Premier have in introducing medical apartheid…other than punitive? Isn’t this meant to be about public qhealth (hint: it’s in the title of the legislation)? If it was about imposing personal risk management, perhaps DHHS could mandate some lessons on climbing stairs, in holiday houses.
Let us be EXCEPTIONALLY generous and assume that he is concerned about overloading the hospital system (I won’t even insult your intelligence by raising the remote possibility that he is concerned about my wellbeing*). He is saying that the spread of Covid amongst 30%, “more likely” 20% of the population could overwhelm the health system in Victoria.
This is dubious…unless, of course, you don’t believe your own hype about the efficacy of the vaccines.
No, I think I’ll keep his motivations in the punitive column, and neither health orders, nor this state of emergency, were designed for that purpose. Allowing people to intermingle normally, except for things that HE may consider as privileges, can be read no other way.
*My cancer monitoring was cancelled in April last year and didn’t resume until late 2020. I’ll take it from that that Dan doesn’t give a shit about my personal welfare. But for the grace of God, I’d have been buried alongside my family member, who wasn’t so lucky.