Just read the latest weekly NSW Covid Surveillance Report. Among other data covering the seven weeks to 15 January, it provides figures (table 6) for those infected who suffered a severe outcome; i.e., “ICU and/or death.” Of the 614 people concerned 467 had been either double or triple vaxxed.
While it is true that 467 out of 614 (76%) somewhat under-represents the fully vaxxed among the adult population, it is surely a disconcerting outcome for those who see vaccination as the be and end all for tackling Covid.
Isn’t the game up? Maybe. Someone pointed to the irony of triple-jabbed but still infected Justin Trudeau continuing to spruik jabs; while, incidentally, maligning Canadian truckers fighting for their freedom. What a twerp. Makes Morrison, even Perrottet and Dan, look good.
In any event, there’s a lag between politicians changing tack when facts on the ground change. They have to work out how to do it without losing face and ever admitting they were wrong. Omicron was a boon for Boris in dropping the vaccine mandate for health workers in the non-communist part of the UK (to wit, ex-Scotland). Our lot seem to have missed the chance. Need Upsilon to come along maybe. Perhaps Morrison will see freedom as path to victory in May. But can’t see the premiers going along.
Perrottet, heavied by green Matt Kean, has already thrown his lot in with Albanese. With Albanese in the Lodge expect long Covid.