Australia slammed shut its international border in March 2020. Since that time, Australia has had one of the strictest border measures in the world. Residents have been banned from leaving the country, and international arrivals have been capped for the majority of this time. There are over 36,000 Australian citizens still currently stranded overseas.
A number of health officers and politicians have stated recently that we have to abandon our “fortress” approach and look at reopening our borders. However, it comes with a catch. We must all be vaccinated.
Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton recently stated that “we all need to step up to get vaccinated in order to open up Australia to world travel and arrivals so that our education sector, tourism sector and all of the other kinds of compassionate reasons for us to see family and friends overseas can come to the fore.”
Professor Sutton said that we are at a “critical juncture where we need to make a call on letting it (the virus) run”, rather than trying to eliminate it completely. As we have seen around the world, elimination is not achievable.
Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Coatsworth addressed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ during their annual scientific meeting, where he had this to say: “We once again have a responsibility as a profession to calmly reassure the community that vaccines must be taken up when they are offered, that waiting is not a valid option either individually or for the public health, and that ultimately when we allow COVID-19 back on our shores and it circulates in our community, that we are prepared and comfortable for that to happen.”
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian claimed that NSW “need to do around 10 million jabs to get the majority of our population vaccinated” in order to reopen borders.
Victorian MP Tim Wilson said that the country risked becoming a “hermit outpost” with the ongoing border closures, whilst New South Wales MP David Sharma stated that there were “real and significant costs, economic and personal, to keeping borders closed”. Even the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg acknowledged that “you can’t eliminate the virus”, yet the government has forecast international borders to reopen during the middle of 2022. Well, at this stage.
Dr Coastworth stated that “the (medical) profession can help the community have a stronger, higher appetite for risk by reassuring them of the effectiveness of the vaccine, the importance of getting vaccinated and the (benefits) of having a vaccinated immune population”.
Physicians for Informed Consent have produced a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine risk statement. One of the questions asked is whether the COVID-19 vaccine is effective and safer than COVID-19. Here is the answer.
“The extent to which the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is effective and safer than COVID-19 is not known. The clinical trial indicates that in subjects 65 to 74 years old, the vaccine may be only 53% effective, and in subjects 75 years or older, the age group that comprises about 60% of all COVID-19 deaths, the vaccine may be 0% effective; also, in children age 16 to 17 the vaccine may not be effective. The clinical trial did not have enough statistical power to measure the vaccine’s ability to prevent hospitalisations and deaths, and the trial did not assess if the vaccine prevents asymptomatic infection or spread (transmission) of the virus.”
“Severe adverse events in the vaccine group occurred in 1 in 91 subjects in the Pfizer clinical trial. The CDC has recorded that 1 in 43 vaccinated subjects was unable to perform normal daily activities and required medical attention. Furthermore, for people 15 to 34 years of age, the clinical trial did not include enough subjects to be able to show that the vaccine is safer than the disease, and because the clinical trial observation period lasted only two months, the incidence of long-term side effects from the vaccine for any age group is not known.”
At the time of writing, the chance of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 is 0.11%, whilst the chance of dying from COVID-19 is 0.0035% in Australia. For those under the age of 70, the survival rate is 99.8%.
However, the chance of having an adverse event from the vaccine is 0.67%. That is six times higher than even testing positive to the virus, let alone dying from COVID-19.
The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in the US quite clearly shows that that the vaccine is not safe. Over 4,000 deaths have been reported following the COVID-19 vaccine, and that’s only in the last six months. Nearly 200,000 adverse events have been reported, and typically only 1-10% of adverse events are actually reported on VAERS.
The Australian Immunisation Handbook states that for consent to be legally valid, “it must be given voluntarily in the absence of undue pressure, coercion or manipulation”. Allowing people to travel only if they have been vaccinated is not acting in accordance with the criteria for valid consent.
From the moment the borders snapped shut and there was talk of a vaccine, it was clear that the federal and state governments would use travel as a way to coerce people into receiving the experimental injection.
Does this mean that people who choose not to take the vaccine simply won’t be allowed to travel? Isn’t this coercion and manipulation?
Travel must not be used as a lure for people to take the vaccine. They must be provided with all of the information, and allowed to make an informed decision.
Continue to ask questions. Continue to seek more information. And continue to share this information with others. Where there is risk, there must be choice. Always.