Two of Australia’s biggest sporting codes, the AFL and NRL, have succumbed to medical apartheid.
The AFL has made vaccination compulsory for all of its players.
The NRL has “issued a directive to clubs that left the mandating of vaccinations in their respective hands”.
The Canterbury Bulldogs have informed their players and officials that they expect them to be fully vaccinated. Bulldogs general manager Phil Gould said that “those with the ability to make a difference also have an obligation to do so and at the Bulldogs we take our community responsibility really seriously”.
If they took their responsibility ‘really seriously’, they would do their research properly and see the devastation that the vaccines are causing. They would encourage medical freedom, and they would support freedom of choice. They would stand up to tyranny and inspire children and adults around the country to do the same.
Several brave players have spoken out against vaccine mandates, including Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm), Luke Thompson (Bulldogs), John Asiata (Bulldogs), Dylan Walker (Sea Eagles), Api Koroisau (Panthers) and Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys).
Asofa-Solomona posted the following on social media: “Front line nurses speaking out. Ask the question, why are they willing to lose their job to not get the juice? What are they seeing that we don’t see?”
Front line nurses are speaking out because they witness firsthand the significant adverse events presenting in hospitals. Adverse events such as myocarditis, anaphylaxis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Bell’s Palsy, blood clots, strokes and many other neurological, cardiovascular and immunological conditions. We should be listening to the nurses, not shunning them.
The NRL have even gone as far as to create segregation within clubs. They have reportedly “told clubs to designate separate eating and bathroom areas for players who are yet to receive two jabs”.
“The protocols also restrict players who are unvaccinated or have only had one jab from using indoor gyms, public transport and going to the pub. Additionally, they cannot have visitors at their home or attend other households.”
What sort of world are we living in? When did being healthy pose a danger to society?
The vaccine does not prevent transmission of the virus. This alone should put an end to all vaccine mandates. A vaccinated person is just as likely to transmit the virus as an unvaccinated person.
A preprint study found that there was “no significant difference in cycle threshold values between vaccinated and unvaccinated, asymptomatic and symptomatic groups infected with SARS-CoV-2 Delta”.
“Our study is consistent with other recent reports showing similar viral loads among vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in settings with transmission of the Delta variant.”
“A substantial proportion of asymptomatic, fully vaccinated individuals in our study had low Ct-values, indicative of high viral loads.”
Another study in the Lancet showed that “fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can efficiently transmit infection in household settings, including to fully vaccinated contacts”.
A study in the European Journal of Epidemiology demonstrated that “at the country-level, there appears to be no discernible relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days. In fact, the trend line suggests a marginally positive association such that countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people.”
Different states and territories have issued different sets of rules.
NSW have banned unvaccinated players from training with teammates until December 15 or when the state is 95% vaccinated. However, in QLD, all players can partake in pre-season training while adhering to NRL protocols, but that could change on December 17 when the state opens its borders.
Meanwhile, in the ACT, all players can partake in pre-season training while adhering to the NRL protocols, but in VIC, unvaccinated players cannot partake in any team activities.
This is another sign that vaccine mandates are purely political and not based on health, science or any semblance of logic.
When asked about their club’s vaccination status by Fox Sports, all clubs were willing to share this information except for the Canberra Raiders and New Zealand Warriors. Fox Sports and nearly all of the NRL clubs are obviously unaware that a person’s vaccination status is a private medical record and sharing this information is a breach of privacy and confidentiality.
The Canberra Raiders stated that “we won’t be commenting on player vaccination rates”, whilst the New Zealand Warriors said that player vaccination rates “is not information we will make available”.
At least these two clubs have some understanding of privacy laws.
AFL and NRL players are young, fit and healthy men. They are generally at no risk of developing severe illness, requiring hospitalisation or dying from COVID-19.
According to Stanford University Professor John Ioannidis, the infection fatality rate (IFR) for those aged 20-29 is 0.014%, and for those aged 30-39, it is 0.031%. In other words, players aged 20-29 have a survival rate of 99.986%, whilst those aged 30-39 have a survival rate of 99.969%.
To put this into perspective, all of these players have more chance of dying in a car accident than they do of dying from COVID-19. Should they be banned from driving too?
The NRL and AFL have sold their souls to medical fascism. They are participating in medical apartheid, and for that, they should be truly ashamed.
Players, like everyone else in society, have the right to choose what they put into their bodies, and they, like everyone else, should not lose their jobs, incomes and careers because of that choice.
This is especially true for a product with no long-term safety data, and more reported deaths from this one vaccine than all other vaccines in the past 30 years, as shown by the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) in the US.
It’s time to wake up Australia. We are being run by totalitarian governments and organisations that have no regard for an individual’s health or safety.
There are already reports surfacing of athletes suffering from cardiac arrest and death in other countries following vaccination. With myocarditis presenting at alarming rates in younger males, are we going to see our sporting stars suffering from heart issues whilst training or playing?
To the AFL, NRL and other sporting codes, and to all of the players and officials, you have the power to stop this discrimination and segregation. You are role models for many young men and women in this country. They look up to you. Many follow your every move.
It’s not too late. Do the right thing and say no to medical apartheid. Not only for yourselves, but for the entire country.
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