It sounds as though there was a bit of a backlash. Good.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backtracked on his comments that a COVID-19 vaccine will be as “mandatory as you can possibly make it” for all Australians once it becomes available.
News.com.au revealed today that the Morrison Government confirmed a landmark agreement with drug giant AstraZeneca to manufacture one of the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccines currently being developed by Oxford University researchers.
If it’s proved safe to use, Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes the agreement will ensure Australians will be among the first countries in the world to secure the jab, revealing this morning it could be available to Aussies as soon as early next year.
The UK Government has already ordered 100 million doses.
Asked whether the vaccine would be mandatory, Mr Morrison told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell on Wednesday morning that it needed to get to about 95 per cent of the population.
“I would expect it to be as mandatory as you can possibly make it,” the PM said.
“There are always exemptions for any vaccine on medical grounds but that should be the only basis.
“I mean we’re talking about a pandemic that has destroyed you know, the global economy and taken the lives of hundreds of thousands all around the world and over 450 Australians here.
“We need the most extensive and comprehensive response to this to get Australia back to normal.”
It is the response by governments the world over to the coronavirus which has destroyed you know, the global economy, like, you know, almost as though it was a controlled demolition of a financial system facing a debt supernova by a ruling elite determined to tighten their grip on you know, everything.
However, he later backtracked on these comments, telling 2GB’s Jim Wilson that the vaccine wouldn’t be compulsory.
“There’s been a bit of an overreaction to any suggestion of this, there will be no compulsory vaccine,” he said.
“What we want to achieve is as much vaccination as we possibly can.”
Earlier, in response to suggestions there would be community resistance to mandating it, Mr Morrison told 3AW the government had not yet made a firm decision and this would be made once the medical issues about the vaccine were known.
Mr Morrison said there “we’ll take that issue when it presents when clinical trials are finished and we have to understand what the medical issues potentially might be and that’s why we’ll take advice on its application but … you know, I certainly open to that suggestion but that is not a position that the government has taken”.
That little “bit of an overreaction” has given us a small win. Sure enough, the media campaign will escalate against those of us who rightly point out that we are being corralled into accepting a vaccine in return for our freedom.
A Sydney doctor has spoken out saying anyone who refuses the COVID-19 vaccination should be banned from travelling interstate and overseas.https://t.co/9qyKjk1Ei6
— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) August 19, 2020
They can paint this however they want, what is undeniable is that concerted anger against the relentless march toward totalitarianism in Australia has caused a momentary pause. Expect them to find another angle to get us all jabbed. You don’t give up on world domination that easily.