- Mar 10, 2007
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- South Dragons, Storm.
The situation in the NT is such that up until last week if you weren't double vaccinated after 2 weeks you were locked out of everything except vaccination shots and hospital wasn't it? If so and Jed had to sort out documentation with a doctor, or do anything that required he leave his house he'll only have been able to do it very recently.
That said there does seem to be alot of intolerence for exemptions and stuff. You can see from the attitudes of people in this thread and the COVID one why. There was an adamant propaganda campaign that these vaccinations were "perfectly safe" even tho we all had to hang around for 15 minutes afterward on the off chance we die of anaphylaxis. That is literally the definition of double think - holding two contradictory ideas in your head at the same time.
You can't argue with that. Its managed by the same parts of peoples' brains that are responsible for religious belief, baseless conspiracy theories etc.
At the same time there are constant stories (similar to ones that all of us, including me, wrote off 6 months ago) that don't go away about vaccine injuries and now data is coming out from vaccinated population via things like health insurance company stats showing the rates of injuries and serious side effects were way higher than authorities and the drug companies claimed.
So even if you just had a serious case of vaccination blues that wasn't related to a serious long term side effect, you just felt like sh*t for a few daysm- I can understand why you'd be a bit leery of the next shot (the one that causes people the most problems btw) especially if you're from an NT indigenous community, ie somewhere the overall trust in the state and western food/medicine is very low and with good reason.
I hope it gets sorted out and that if he hasn't had a proper bad reaction he gets his next shot and is back with us asap.
The NT recently had a lockout for the unvaxxed in which they were restricted to home except for medical purposes and getting food. Prior to that there have been no restrictions to anyone. It only come into effect this Monday that you have to show your vaccination status to certain establishments like pubs and the casino etc.