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October 23, 2021

To get shot or not?

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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

Jane Anderson, Byron Bay

What’s going on with the flu? I know of six people who’ve had the flu this year, including me. Everyone’s been really, really sick, and five of the six have had the flu shot.

I’m not an antivaxxer, but I wonder is there collusion happening here between the pharmaceutical companies, the medical profession, and the media?

We need some unbiased questions asked!


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1 COMMENT

  1. If you have any concerns or questions about flu vaccination why not discuss them with your doctor? I would note that doctors normally follow advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI ). ATAGI consists of highly qualified medical and epidemiological expertise, and works within a strong framework of governance and independence under the Commonwealth’s National Health and Medical Research Council. There is no collusion at all between pharmaceutical companies and ATAGI or NHMRC in forming the advice ATAGI gives.

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