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Anti-Vaxxers Send Death Threats To Melbourne Woman Who Came Up With Vaccination Plan

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Anti-Vaxxers Send Death Threats To Melbourne Woman Who Came Up With Vaccination Plan

A Melbourne woman has been attacked with death threats from anti-vaxxers over her vaccination plan for her area.

Chrissie Maus came up with a traffic light vaccination system idea for people wanting to visit the Chapel Street Precinct and shop around.

The Precinct's general manager's system would glow green if a shopper has received both doses of the Covid-19 jab, yellow for one and red for none.

She submitted it to the Victorian Government for approval last month.

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However, it seems like there are plenty of people who aren't happy with the idea of a shopping district dictating who should and shouldn't be permitted entry.

Anti-vaxxers have managed to track down her personal social media information and bombard her with angry messages.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Speaking to the ABC's 7:30, Ms Maus explained: "I have been absolutely barraged by hundreds of anti-vaxxers and I've had multiple death threats. I've had so many calls to my phone, email, private messages."

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The Chapel Street shopping district stretches on for four kilometres through South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor and St Kilda, and it's where loads of people like to roam for window shopping or retail therapy.

However, many are wondering how this precinct will work once lockdown restrictions end and people in Melbourne are permitted to go back to their normal lives.

It will all depend on how long the state takes until it has 70 to 80 per cent of its population fully vaccinated.

Chrissie explained that attaching vaccinations to people's freedoms should be enough of an incentive to get those numbers up.

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"We need to give people a carrot. We need to tell people if you get double vaccinated you can go to the bar and have a cocktail with your girlfriend, you can get your hair done," she said.

"Our businesses are ready and willing to jump through any hoop to reopen safely. The sooner we do so, the better for livelihoods and everyone's mental health and wellbeing."

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has warned unvaccinated people could be 'locked out' of venues like pubs and restaurants when the reopening happens.

"What will become a bigger part of our response is a lockout of many venues for those who are not vaccinated," he said. "I am not going to lock the whole state down to protect people who would not protect themselves.

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"If you are not vaccinated ... the chances of you booking a ticket at a sporting event, going to a pub will be very limited."

Featured Image Credit: Chapel Street Precinct

Topics: Australia

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