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Pauline Hanson Explains Why She Hasn’t Had A Covid-19 Vaccine Yet

Stewart Perrie

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Pauline Hanson Explains Why She Hasn’t Had A Covid-19 Vaccine Yet

Pauline Hanson has revealed she hasn't received her coronavirus vaccine yet and doesn't plan on getting it any time soon.

Speaking at an event in Ipswich last week, the One Nation leader tried to explain how she wasn't an anti-vaxxer while still standing firm against the Covid-19 jab.

"I'll tell you honestly, I haven't had the jab, I don't intend to have the jab, I'm not putting that s*** in my body," she said to the crowd in footage aired by 9News.

"I've taken that stance and that is my choice. I'm not an anti-vaxxer, but I am very careful what I put into my body.

Credit: REUTERS/Tim Wimborne TBW
Credit: REUTERS/Tim Wimborne TBW

"I felt that I've kept pretty good health all my life, and I intend to keep it that way.

"I don't intend to listen to bureaucrats or politicians, or UN or WHO pushing their own agenda and take away my freedoms, my rights, my choices when that's why I'm fighting this issue and so should you."

The irony here is that if she gets coronavirus then she could potentially ruin that 'good health' track record that she proudly declared.

Ms Hanson has been a vocal opponent of state mandated rules around the vaccine and vehemently rejects the notion of people being forced to get the jab or else face being sacked.

She tried to introduce a private members bill that would have seen all vaccine mandates thrown out.

The One Nation Senator's beliefs around the coronavirus vaccine are vastly out of step with the rest of the country.

Nearly three quarters of the eligible national population are fully vaccinated and even her native Queensland has surpassed the all-important 80 per cent mark for full vaccinations.

The coronavirus vaccine can produce some mild side effects, which are closely monitored straight after the jab, and serious issues are extremely rare.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

So, the Senator's belief that it will affect her health just by getting the jab is yet to be proven.

If anything, she is putting herself at a much higher risk by not getting the jab.

Ms Hanson copped an enormous spray from fellow Senator Jacqui Lambie, who unleashed on the One Nation leader's anti-vaccine stance.

"If you get behind the wheel of a car and drive twice the speed limit, you are putting other people's lives at risk. You don't have the right to do that," Ms Lambie said.

"You are not being discriminated against. If you choose to do something that puts other people's lives at risk, you will be held accountable for that.

"People who don't get the vaccine have a choice. We all get a choice. You're making a choice that means you're more likely to get Covid and spread it. That is your choice, that is your right."

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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