Qantas CEO Alan Joyce holds us to ransom by requiring a compulsory vaccination to travel internationally
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has warned that future international travel will require “compulsory vaccinations”. He also stated that once a coronavirus vaccine becomes available, Qantas will be “changing terms and conditions for travel”. As for domestic travel, we will have to wait and see, he said. However, it would appear that it may only be a matter of time before a vaccination is required for domestic travel as well.
Are we surprised by this announcement? Not really. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Coatsworth recently stated that the government would be “looking at specific things like not being able to go into restaurants, not being able to travel internationally, and not being able to catch public transport”. The Australian government under Prime Minister Scott Morrison have clearly stated that they intend to make the vaccine as “mandatory as possible”.
Qantas is a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), which beggars the question, what do its shareholders think of this decision? They do in essence, own the company. Would they endorse such a decision, given that it could severely affect the company’s profits? Qantas has declared a $2 billion loss this year, its worst financial result in a century. Could they endure another year like this one?
It would be safe to assume that the 30,000 Qantas employees may be required to get a vaccination to be employed with the company. We can only wonder what the Australian Services Union think of this decision – are they going to protect the rights of the Qantas employees if Mr Joyce tries to make the vaccination compulsory?
Unfortunately, adverse reactions to vaccines is far more common than we are led to believe. In the United States, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid out nearly $4.5 billion (and counting) to those who have suffered from adverse events as a direct result of vaccinations. Less than 1% of all adverse events from vaccinations are reported. US vaccine manufacturer Pfizer is currently the leading vaccine candidate in Australia. Pfizer is producing the new, experimental, highly controversial and rushed to market mRNA vaccine that experts are “very concerned” about due to its lack of clinical testing and safety data. This technology has never been approved for human use, making its development for coronavirus purely experimental from a scientific standpoint. Interestingly, this is the very same company that is facing a $7 billion lawsuit by the Nigerian government over illegal tests on children.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the survival rate for all of those people infected with SARS-CoV-2 under the age of 70 is 99.5%. For those people 70 years and older, the survival rate is 94.6%. Scott W. Atlas, who is a Special Advisor to the President of the United States and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, showed recently that there is no correlation between the number of cases and the number of deaths. As the case numbers continue to rise, the death rate has remained relatively steady. As a result, the survival rate for those infected with SARS-CoV-2 will continue to rise according to these latest trends.
A Current Affair’s Tracey Grimshaw conducted the interview with Mr Joyce. Following the interview, A Current Affair sought the public’s opinion on their social media account with regards to Mr Joyce’s statement of mandating the COVID-19 vaccine to travel. At the time of writing, an overwhelming 89% of people said that they would NOT take the vaccine to travel internationally. It looks like Alan will be flying his aircraft at 11% capacity. There is plenty of competition amongst airlines in Australia, and it seems 89% of us would have no hesitation in flying with one of the competitors.
The language used in the interview is manipulating and coercing people into taking a vaccine in order to travel internationally. Furthermore, Qantas has abandoned Australian citizens currently residing all around the globe. There are approximately 36,000 Australians stranded overseas, and this number continues to rise each week. National airline carriers from all over the world have brought their citizens home, including some of those from third-world countries. Where has Qantas been during these unprecedented times?
Ticketmaster recently announced that it would require its customers to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter their events. After a severe backlash, Ticketmaster put out a statement to clarify that “there is absolutely no requirement from Ticketmaster mandating vaccines/testing”. The public is speaking loud and clear. These things will only come into effect if we, the people, accept this as the way forward.
Medical freedom is a basic human right. There will be an inherent risk with the COVID-19 vaccine, as there is with all vaccines, as there is with all medical intervention. We should not be told by our governments, by our medical practitioners, and least of all, by the CEO of an airline that we need to take a mandatory vaccination in order to live our lives. Our health is our own personal responsibility; we get to choose how we look after ourselves and the risks we are willing to take.
Vaccinating 7 billion people to protect 1% of the elderly and vulnerable does not make much sense, no matter how you do the math. Vaccinating children makes even less sense, especially when it has been shown that COVID-19 rarely affects them.
One must question the narrative; why the push to vaccinate the entire globe with mRNA technology, essentially recoding the cells of every human being? Why is the term mandatory being thrown around all over the place? Why is there no going back to the old normal?
This is not the bubonic plague; it’s a nasty respiratory virus that is dangerous to the elderly, and to the vulnerable who are terminally ill or carry severe comorbidities such as obesity. The same way that the flu and pneumonia is a threat to the same group of people. People are not dropping dead on the street like we originally saw on TV when all of this launched almost a year ago. This is a virus so mild to over 99% of people that they don’t even know they have it.
Brett Sutton, the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, went on record this week appearing at the enquiry for the Victorian Contact Tracing, and stated that “we know 75% of all cases don’t pass it on to anyone else and it’s only about 30% of all cases that drive transmission to all other close contacts”. Putting aside his inability to count to 100, it appears that this virus is not ‘highly’ contagious after all.
Here at VCA, we implore all of our readers to follow the links and do your own research. There is one message that is coming out of the TV and newspapers, but there are always two sides to every story. Ask questions and push back if it doesn’t feel right to you.
Where there is risk, there must always be choice. It is up to us whether we vaccinate ourselves and our children, and no one else, especially not Alan Joyce.