I do wonder if their opinions have been affected by the recent comments from the Pfizer CEO.
Pfizer’s chief executive has revealed that two doses of the current Covid-19 vaccine offer “very limited protection, if any” against Omicron.
Pfizer’s chief executive has revealed that two doses of its current Covid-19 vaccine offer “very limited protection, if any” against the Omicron variant.www.news.com.au
When was the deadline? For all we know, Darling was waiting until the last minute to get the injection.
And you don't have to be an 'anti vaxxer' to realise the significance of what the Pfizer CEO has stated about the vaccines.
In his words, the double dose offers 'little if any' protection from Omicron.
You mean for a virus which is highly unlikely to hospitalise people below 60 in the first place?
Can you at least see why people like Darling and CEY (and so many others) are not keen to take the injections?
You don't have to agree with them, but can you at least see where they are coming from?
When we were told that being unvaccinated is a risk to your workplace, mandates were an obvious and reasonable measure to put in place. As tested in the BHP case, "right result, wrong process, do it again". But now we know that vaccination is only a tool to improve one's own outcome and overall reduction of pressure on the hospital system. Which falls well outside the scope of the WHS Acts across the country.
The Crows nurse chick and a couple of cops are up soon in a class action against SA Gov, but being a government might be a bit different. One of their grounds according to article today, is the vaccinated to vaccinated transmission issue. Given what we now know, I doubt any private enterprise mandate on existing workers would be lawful under WHS Acts, but there also seems zero appetite out there to challenge. And I'd not put it past the AFL to just pay out the contracts to avoid the poor optics.
Sure, other than vaccines you may be right. Plenty of "elite athletes" have become very unwell with the virus. Joel Embiid, Khamzat Chimaev, Cody Garbrandt etc. There's probably a list somewhere if you like. Being fit and healthy is great but doesn't make you immune.I bet nothing offers more protection than being an elite athlete.
Evidently nothing does.
But if you can be in elite shape you'll do much better than unfit, obese people who definitely need all the help they can get.
Does the vaccine stop transmission when you're an elite athlete now but barely at all when you're an obese unfit member of society?
wouldnt want to have a choice about what goes into your body now, would we? Much better for corporate pirates to make the decision for us...
Possibly a bit of a bonus for Lions. CEY doesn't seem to be in their plans, so it provides a good opportunity to cut his contract early and save that $, plus get someone on the rookie list who might be more useful.
Darling's a different proposition for WCE. I guess we'll see if he's open to the incoming Novavax as a more traditional vaccine. The club might be more willing to wait if there's a chance that COVID goes away and vaccine mandates can be relaxed later this year or in 2023 (noting he's contracted until 2025).
Hear Glenn Maxwell last week saying he was pretty unwell when he had itSure, other than vaccines you may be right. Plenty of "elite athletes" have become very unwell with the virus. Joel Embiid, Khamzat Chimaev, Cody Garbrandt etc. There's probably a list somewhere if you like. Being fit and healthy is great but doesn't make you immune.
Hear Glenn Maxwell last week saying he was pretty unwell when he had it
Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich said he regrets not getting a vaccine sooner after being ruled out due to lingering effects of COVID-19.www.espn.com.au
Top level professional footballer in his prime was out for two months with COVID-related issues, and he's still not at full flight.
Yes, he was anti-vax - key word, 'was', because thankfully he's seen the light.
It is incredibly sad the amount of stories that nurses and doctors tell of people on their death beds wishing for the vaccine. It's incredibly sad. Such preventable death.
FWIW, my daughter has COVID.Wrong. It offers little protection to contracting the virus. However it still offers significant protection in terms of severe illness (hospitalisation and death).