Wil Ash, Mullumbimby
I found it unbelievable to open The Echo and see the brightly coloured card telling us all to chill out, slow down and… get the vax. What right does an independent newspaper have to tell us to get the jab?
We have only one point of view in the media. Anyone who disagrees gets punished, ridiculed or loses their job. Is that what is called a democracy or have we unknowingly found ourselves in a dictatorship?
Don’t you at The Echo look for more information from independent sources? On top of that we have our local comedian comparing our good fortune to that of a woman completely covered up. No one is mentioning our own immune system, which I have mentioned before. Neither fresh air, clean food and actually looking after our own bodies and our children’s.
The Mullum markets is closed [due to customers not following COVID protocols. It has now re-opened], which is our weekly food supply. The bottle shop is open. Really, which is more important?
Where is our right to speak out, to hug, to freely breathe, to sit down and chat? None of that is allowed any more. Is everyone really all right with that?
♦ Ed Note: the card was a paid advertising insert placed by a reader, it wasn’t a message from The Echo.