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Eve Sinton, Main Arm

I have a concern about the ‘Byron rally highlights govcorp tyranny’ story last week.

Now the Mullumbimby hairdresser I’ve been going to for five years has placed a sign on the door saying words to the effect: Do not enter if you have recently been vaccinated for COVID-19.

There is baseless info circulating that the vaccine causes shedding of the virus.

I don’t get paid to research that. But you do, and please do it and report to your readers the true fact that none of the vaccines for COVID-19 in Australia contain live virus and no shedding takes place.

Can you imagine how hurt I feel that my hairdresser, a nice person, has been so hoodwinked by this absolute shit information that she puts a sign on her door that makes me turn away from her business? This probably emanates from the same sort of people in town with the big signs in the main street proclaiming ‘my body, my choice’, a disgusting perversion of the message of womens’ rights.

I’m sure you’re torn by the sizeable anti-vaxx community deluging you with stuff. But when they prevail, you get bullshit signs on businesses in our community that are promoted by idiot COVID-deniers.

How much are you going to encourage them? If you do some wide reading, you must be aware the anti-vaxxers are part of the extreme right-wing, Trumpist, Q-Anon picture. An anathema to The Echo’s foundations.

At the very least, research and publish a story that rejects this extremely nasty, divisive sort of stuff that is a danger to public health. Yes, if they have a rally it should be reported, but certainly not encouraged. The story does not even give a crowd estimate. These people are promoting Trumpian bullshit about the virus. Extreme right-wing bullshit that has spread amongst the local health/yoga community. Check Crikey and other sources, please.

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  1. Well said Eve. These idiots and fools are causing harm and division. Their information comes from hearsay and social media.
    They wouldn’t know a reliable source of information if they fell over it.
    The Echo needs to be very careful with their own research before you publish baseless rubbish


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