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As a medical doctor of 30 years, and citizen, I have watched the last 18 months with confusion.

Initially we were all worried about the unknown virus. Then we mostly agreed with slowing the curve of infections through some border controls etc. Then we mostly agreed to some short-term ‘lockdowns’ to stop local outbreaks.

With varying degrees of compliance and willingness we have gone along with having our every movement tracked and wearing masks in public.

But really, folks! When does it end? How much are we prepared to accept? How many businesses have to go broke? How many isolated people have to suffer depression or even suicide? How many days do children need to stunt their social/emotional development by being isolated? How many people need to die, with their loved ones unable to visit before we say ‘enough’!

I have resisted the pull of the Byron Shire conspiracy mongers for nearly 20 years, but more and more the question ‘What’s going on here?’ needs to be asked. And never more so than about this latest idea, to vaccinate children! This is wrong!

I believe the risk to children from covid is not zero, but it is minuscule. While the risk of these new vaccination technologies, based on what we know already is significant, the protection is weak, and short lived.

No one could say I’m ‘anti-vax’. I’ve vaccinated hundreds of people. I believe vaccination is perhaps the best achievement western medicine has ever devised. But never before have we vaccinated young people to protect old people, and never with a vaccine with this many adverse effects.

When the ship goes down, we save the women and children first, the able bodied next and the elderly last of all. It has always been this way and rightly so. I am over 50, and I do not want any young person getting vaccinated to protect me!

Isn’t it time we stopped panicking and accepted that covid is here to stay? And that it’s okay to reduce risk, but impossible to make the world safe?

Dr Tim Devine, Medical Practitioner, Brunswick Heads

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  1. Pretty shocking to hear this from a “doctor”.

    Annual suicide rate in Australia: 5.7 per 100,000
    Death rate from Covid in the US and UK: 200 per 100,000

    And the suicide rate has fallen during the pandemic.

    Yes Covid is here to stay but we have a brief window of opportunity to minimise harm and vaccinate as many people as possible before Delta gets here. The NSW government seems hell bent on opening the floodgates at the 70% vaccination rate (56% of the total population). Here in Byron Shire the vaccination rate will likely be closer to 40% of the total population when the Sydneysiders are let out. They will come here in droves. They will be in a celebratory mood. They will be careless.

    • Hi David,
      I am not shocked at all! I agree with Dr Tim that it is wrong to vaccinate our children with experimental vaccines as thousands of other doctors around the world have already stated. And yes, Covid it is here to stay for as long as we allow it to stay by the powers that be. It is no longer a war against the ideal enemy, an invisible virus. It’s a war against us the people. And the powers that be are the Herods of our time, going to maim and kill as many of our innocent children, their parents and grandparents as they can according the published eugenicists Reset the of World plans of the World Economic Forum. Come out of your media fear induced hypnotic trance and together we can stop the few as we are the many.
      George Orwell put it this way: “War, it will be seen, is now a purely internal affair. In the past, the ruling groups of all countries, although they might recognize their common interest and therefore limit the destructiveness of war, did fight against one another, and the victor always plundered the vanquished. In our own day they are not fighting against one another at all. The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact.” He was almost right, except that now the powers that be have gone global and will want to first destroy the existing structure of society before The Great Reset plans can succesfully implemented. They are working on it step by step, relentlessly. Just open your mind to see.

      • There is an old joke about a psychologist showing a client a series of Rorschach ink blots and asking him what came to mind. The answer given for each new image was “sex” or “copulation”. The psychologist pronounces that the client clearly had a prurient obsession. “You can talk,” says the client “you’re the one with all the dirty pictures!”

        The joke is an amusing illustration of the human weakness to gravitate to the interpretation we are seeking.

        You’ve given us of late a vast range of interesting quotes Theo, from a wide gamut of sources. Thanks for these. I love a good quote. From these I assume we are meant to discern the clues that portend an ominous conspiracy by a vague but powerful cabal, that has managed globally to get all major institutions on board, to perpetrate an equally vague, unspeakable “re-set” upon us.

        Is this what so many are referring to when they explain that the truth is there for those who are just prepared to see it – to do their own research? Is it confined to literary and philosophical texts or must we read tealeaves as well? Is this what is meant to replace more conventional (dastardly word) empirical evidence?

        Forgive me if this reminds me of the joke about the Rorschach test.

  2. I can’t believe that so many people in NSW are complaining that “enough is enough”. Melbourne fair enough but how much have most of Australia been “inconvenienced” by a pandemic that has caused misery across the globe?

    Most of us, for 18 months or more, have continued a dream existence thanks to the measures the Victorian and NSW premiers forced upon the national cabinet and our clueless PM – the measures that caused the same sort of outrage in some quarters at the time but which basically saved our economy as well as lives.

    I share David M’s ugly premonitions for our local population.


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