Prime Minister Scott Morrison has consistently stated that the government will not “seek to impose” mandatory vaccinations.
“We are not seeking to mandate vaccines. That is not the government’s policy, that is not how Australia has successfully run vaccination programs in the past.”
“I wouldn’t want it suggested that either the Federal Government or the state and territory governments are seeking to impose a mandatory process on this vaccination program for Australians. We have been very clear about that.”
However, the states and territories have not heeded this advice.
In fact, the National Cabinet, which includes the Prime Minister, began the process of mandatory vaccination when they agreed to mandate the vaccine for residential aged care and hotel quarantine workers.
Following this, the NSW government decided to mandate the vaccine for teachers and staff, with those who choose not to receive the vaccine by November 8 being put on notice that they will be stood aside.
In Tasmania, Acting Premier Jeremy Rockliff announced that vaccines will be mandatory for all health care workers from October 31. This includes workers in both the public and private sectors.
Public Health Director Mark Veitch claimed that health care workers are “dealing with some of the more vulnerable, ill, older people in the community and they have a duty of care to protect those people from infection from themselves”.
The vaccine does not prevent transmission, but more on this later.
Most recently, the Victorian government mandated the vaccine for construction workers, giving workers one week to receive their first dose. However, this has resulted in protests against the government and the CFMEU. Construction workers are quite rightly angry, as many will lose their jobs and their incomes should they choose not to take the vaccine. This not only affects them, but their entire family as well.
The government then went a step further by announcing a mandate for health care workers in Victoria as well.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews hypocritically said that “we'll do whatever we can to support those people”.
Mr Andrews, there is only one way to support these people, and that is by NOT mandating a vaccine that is neither safe or effective.
There are many reasons why people are choosing not to take the vaccine.
Firstly, according to the Department of Health, the overall survival rate in Australia at the time of writing is 98.66%. For those under the age of 60, the survival rate is 99.91%.
Most of the mandates apply to those under the age of 60, who are at minimal risk of dying from COVID-19.
Secondly, there is no long term safety data. The TGA’s Weekly Safety Report states that there have been 59,199 adverse events reported so far. There have only been 87,101 cases in total, with the large majority of the cases being asymptomatic or mild.
There have been a number of reports of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, immune thrombocytopenia, and myocarditis and pericarditis. Nine people have passed away following the AstraZeneca vaccine out of 535 deaths reported shortly after receiving the vaccine.
Thirdly, the vaccines are completely ineffective. Despite a reported 95% efficacy for Pfizer and 67% for AstraZeneca, the actual efficacy when measuring absolute risk reduction is 0.84% for Pfizer and 1.3% for AstraZeneca. A reduction in severe illness, hospitalisation and death was never measured in the initial clinical trials.
The Six Month Safety and Efficacy Data from Pfizer shows that the vaccine reduced severe illness by 0.13%, a reduction in hospitalisation was never measured, and death was reduced by 0.002%, which is not statistically significant.
Even Pfizer’s own clinical trial data shows that the vaccine is ineffective.
Singapore is one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, with 82% of the entire population fully vaccinated. Despite this, case numbers continue to rise. At the time of writing, 909 cases were hospitalised, with 524 of those fully vaccinated (58%). 128 cases require oxygen supplementation, with 65 fully vaccinated (51%). Of the 18 people currently in ICU, 9 are fully vaccinated (50%). There have been more COVID-19 deaths in 2021 than during the entire 2020 year.
Israel is another country where things are only getting worse. Despite their high vaccination rate, and the fact that booster shots have been administered to approximately half of the eligible population, Israel is now reporting the highest case numbers per million people out of any country in the world.
Thankfully, many people can interpret this data for what it actually is.
Fourthly, the vaccine does not stop transmission. Studies conducted in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Singapore and Vietnam all showed that viral loads in the vaccinated were as high, and in some cases higher, than those in the unvaccinated.
According to the Wisconsin study, “vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals have similar viral loads in communities with a high prevalence of the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant… Our results, while preliminary, suggest that if vaccinated individuals become infected with the delta variant, they may be sources of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to others.”
The Vietnam study was even more damning, showing that “viral loads of breakthrough Delta variant infection cases were 251 times higher than those of cases infected with old strains detected between March-April 2020”.
Another paper by Dr Nina Pierpont shows that there is “excellent scientific research papers published or posted in August 2021 (which) clearly demonstrate that current vaccines do not prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.”
This alone should end all vaccine mandates immediately.
Finally, people have the right to choose what they put into their own body. This is called medical freedom, and it is a basic human right.
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”.
Mandating vaccines renders informed consent legally invalid, as mandates pressure, coerce and manipulate people into taking a vaccine that they would not have otherwise taken.
These are only some of the many reasons why people are choosing not to take the vaccine. In a free society, we have the right to choose. We have the right to choose if we take the vaccine, or if we don’t take the vaccine. The government, federal or state, does not have the right to make this decision for us.
We are seeing more and more people stand up every day in the fight for freedom. Many of these people have taken the vaccine, but they stand against coercion, discrimination and segregation.
It’s time to stand up, unite as one, and end all vaccine mandates now.
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