At the beginning of November, and after former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian had announced previously that on 1 December unvaccinated residents of NSW would be able to re-join the social fabric of the State, the new Premier, Dominic Perrottet, reneged, saying that the date would be changed to 15 December. In doing so, Perrottet explained that the delay was designed to ‘Unify the Community.’ The Government’s reasoning was that in certain LGAs/geographical areas vaccination rates were not as high as it wanted them to be. I remember thinking at the time that if some people had decided against being vaccinated – and had held out until then – what difference would another 15 days of F…ing them over make to get them to change their minds, apart from reducing to ten days their Christmas celebrations’ organising. Basically, the decision seemed both petty and desperate to me. And, I thought, if a reasonable minority of residents of one LGA had made the decision not to be vaccinated, why would their vaccinated neighbours or perhaps another LGA’s residents see their decision as being anything like a disunifying choice? For ordinarily people understand (once understood?) that decision-making is mostly personal. Expressing a goal for everyone in NSW to be unified ignores basic human attitudes and behaviour; witness tastes, habits and interests, and to force people to change their personal health decisions is alarming. No, in retrospect much more was going on in the colossal minds of NSW government officials than the worry about whether LGAs would remain internally civil; (although the government had done all in its power, short of calling out the dogs, to stir up resentment of the unvaccinated). When, last week, the TGA announced that Novavax had been approved for use as a two-dose Covid-19 vaccination from February, the head of the TGA, Professor John Skerritt, acknowledged that a significant number of Australians – those who were possibly vaccine-hesitant – perhaps would be a happier group now that a more conventional, ‘old technology,’ vaccine was on offer in Australia. Yet when the NSW Premier announced the change to the date for the unvaccinated to re-enter society last November, in NSW almost 93.6% of the State’s eligible population had received a single dose and 88.3% had received their second dose. Why, therefore, was the NSW Government interested in absolutely everyone being vaccinated, particularly when the Doherty Institute had modelled vaccination rates at 70% and 80% only? And now because of Omicron, with a largely immune population materialising, why is a higher percentage of vaccination still considered necessary? Yesterday, as I watched the Flyingduk on “South Australia in Focus”, his reference to the use of the Spike Protein as a basis for all of the Covid-19 vaccines, including Novavax, Dominic Perrottet’s words of ‘Unifying the Community’ came back to me; as did the revelation of early last year that both Pfizer and Moderna had vaccinated most of the participants in their vaccine control groups. With almost everyone (possibly all) being vaccinated, that kind of unity creates a real dilemma for our ability to examine and review the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccines.