Anti-Vaxxers Hit Back At Government Deal To Give Coronavirus Vaccine To Every Australian
The Australian government announced yesterday it had organised a Letter of Intent with a UK pharmaceuticals company to ensure every Aussie would have free access to the coronavirus vaccine.
You'd think that would be a good thing that not only would we be able to manufacture the vaccine in Australia but it also wouldn't cost a cent for citizens.
But loads of anti-vaxxers voiced their firm opposition to the idea of having the jab.
One person wrote on Facebook: "Yeah thanks but I'll let my own immune system have a go at it thanks."
Another added: "I don't want one either. If I do I'll put my hand up until then I reserve the right to make my own choice."
A third said: "Because past vaccines side effects show straight away. You don't know what side effects it may have for years. Anything rushed through is a bad idea."
It certainly didn't help when Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed he initially wanted to make it mandatory for every Australian without a medical exemption to have the jab.
One particularly concerned reader said: "They can mandate this and they will. They are dog training us to take this most dangerous RNA vaccine which has bypassed serious safety testing. It will permanently alter DNA."
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Another wrote: "Free or not....I'm NOT having the jab. I'd rather live a bit longer thanks."
One savage user added: "Rather get COVID legit rather than take some rushed science experiment to save a couple thousand Boomers."
Mr Morrison has since backtracked on the pledge to make it 'as mandatory as possible' for Australians if and when the Oxford University vaccine gets approved for mass use.
Speaking to 2GB Radio later yesterday, the Prime Minister said the government would put in place measures that would strongly encourage Aussies to get the jab.
"It's not going to be compulsory to have the vaccine," he said. "There are no mechanisms for compulsory...I mean, we can't hold someone down and make them take it.
"Nobody's going to force anybody to do anything as a compulsory measure, but we will certainly be encouraging people to take this up. There will be a lot of encouragement and measures to get [a] high rate of acceptance.
"What we want to achieve is as much vaccination as we possibly can, should the vaccine actually prove successful."
The vaccine is currently in the third phase of trials and is being administered to thousands of people in the UK to see whether it's successful in eliminating the coronavirus. Early test results show it works.
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