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NSW Health Minister Rips Into Anti-Vaxxers And Says They Live In Another Universe

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NSW Health Minister Rips Into Anti-Vaxxers And Says They Live In Another Universe

The New South Wales Health Minister has not held back when discussing his views on anti-vaxxers.

As the state is gripped by a devastating second lockdown, many are begging to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to ensure this never happens again.

However, there are still some staunch individuals who insist on not getting the vaccine for myriad of reasons.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard took aim at those people and told them to get back to planet earth.

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He told reporters: "Can I just stress that anti-vaxxers obviously live in another universe, and others who give messages that this virus isn't dangerous and [say] don't get vaccinated clearly have no medical or scientific training.

"This virus is an extremely transmissible virus. It can kill you and it can kill your family and your friends."

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Credit: PA

While it's not exactly easy to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Australia due to the monumental rollout disaster, the Minister wants people booking in appointments as soon as possible.

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He added that there's only one solution to get out of lockdown and give the pandemic the boot 'and that is to get vaccinated'.

Mr Hazzard has also urged people to make sure they're getting their vaccination and pandemic information from their GP and reputable sources.

He discouraged those who parrot stuff they see on social media message boards.

"Dismiss the ideas that aren't based on science and medicine or are propagated by anti-vaxxers who live in another universe. Book yourself in for a vaccination," he said.

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"There is no question that we will not get out of this pandemic without a very substantial proportion of our population being vaccinated. So please, go and get vaccinated.

"Don't listen to some of these crazy messages that are coming out implying that this is not a dangerous virus. It is extremely dangerous."

New South Wales recorded 78 cases of coronavirus yesterday, which is a dramatic drop from the three digit figures previously seen.

Modelling has suggested Greater Sydney could be in lockdown until at least early September, as the data reveals that's when we could be seeing fewer than five new cases per day.

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If that modelling is correct, it will be devastating for residents who are desperate for restrictions to ease.

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Topics: Australia

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