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Editorial: Jabby jab jab jabb

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A Jabberwock is a fictional character, a ‘ferocious monster’ described in the nonsense poem by Lewis Carrol.
This fearsome creature has ‘jaws that bite, the claws that catch’ and is so terrifying, it is easily slain by the hero, a small child – O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
This Jabberwock was illustrated by John Tenniel, 1871 and ‘tweaked’ by the Tree Faerie in 2021.

As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

Queensland announced Monday that when it reaches the same, it will open its borders, perhaps around mid-December.

According to www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/data-and-statistics, 80 to 90 per cent of the Byron Shire population has had its first jab. The second jab stats for the Shire vary between 50 to 60, and 60 to 70 per cent, depending on town or village.

It’s a pretty remarkable result, considering the vocal resistance of those unwilling to be vaccinated. 

Meanwhile, Ballina Shire has a fully vaccinated population of 70 to 80 per cent. And while most of the state is tracking with similar stats, there are pockets of smaller populations in the outback yet to reach above 50 to 60 per cent first jab.

Now that the population is up to near where the health advice suggests for opening up cautiously (that includes masks etc), will the deep division between those vaccinated, and those unwilling, now calm down? Who is happy from all this?

Many businesses required to check customers’ vax status are understandably unhappy. They are being asked to interpret poorly written laws by the NSW government around ‘reasonable steps’ when allowing customers into their premises.

Those who were mandated to be vaccinated, against their will, are also understandably unhappy. Getting jabbed to pay a mortgage or earn a living is by definition coercion.

Those who have chosen not to be vaccinated are truly living in a special bubble. There’s perhaps no immediate threat of financial ruin to them, and social ostracism is the only price to pay. It’s just waiting till December 1, when everything normalises, right?   

Those who are certainly happy with all of this are bureaucrats and political tyrants. The amount of endless management around procedures, plans and protocols, while coercing the population into endless booster shots, is now writ large.

What is perhaps the most remarkable aspect to the last two years is the uniform compliance by the left thinking class.

Any questioning around the government’s COVID-19 response has been left to the worst of political opportunists, such as Clive Palmer and Pauline Hanson.

Sure, many of the myths are easily refutable around vaccination.

And it’s important to note that these vaccines have likely saved untold lives across the planet.

What’s harder to ascertain is what part comorbidity plays with severe COVID-19 cases. Advanced age certainly appears to be a factor. There is also a lack of reporting on vaccine injuries and deaths by the mainstream media. The Echo is aware of local cases, and will be investigating these in coming weeks.

Unaccountable global tech giants banning and removing opinions that don’t fit the pro-vaccination narrative fuels distrust.

Distrust in the pro-vax narrative is also advanced by governments and medical institutions who are on the payroll of big pharma.

If they all acknowledged that improving your personal health can be a major defence against all illnesses, that would be a great start for improving trust.

Hans Lovejoy, editor

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  1. Hans, I don’t know what media you read and watch- but my eclectic selection has provided me with much to think about. There has been sustained critique from many quarters of the governments mishandling of the whole affair. To imply that there has been ‘uniform denial by the left leaning class’ is patent nonsense. In other words you suggest there is no critique unless it is anti-vax. I thought the Echo might be more nuanced than that.

  2. “Those who have chosen not to be vaccinated are truly living in a special bubble”

    Approx. 51% of Byron Shire residents are still exercising their right to freedom of choice and are yet to be coerced. That would be normal behaviour , not special. You would be surprised who is in the bubble and loving being in the bubble and still loving others who aren’t in the bubble.

    “There is also a lack of reporting on vaccine injuries and deaths by the mainstream media. The Echo is aware of local cases, and will be investigating these in coming weeks”

    Refreshing to read that Hans. Let’s hope you can go to print with that story before weeks turn into months.

    When jab injury information is not being reported, people are not giving “informed” consent.

    Not that most are reading anything before being pricked. Most I know that got, or are getting the shot are doing it so they can “travel”, or so the can “work” or due pressure of being “cancelled” by their friends or own family sadly.

    A little telling that very few under 70 say they are getting the jab for their health and wellbeing.

    • 80.4% of the eligible Byron Shire population of 29,052 have received their first COVID-19 vaccination dose as at 17 October, according to NSW Health data on their site.

      • Ballina Shire has 93.7% receiving first COVID-19 Vaccination according to NSW Heath – maybe Hans has got the two council areas mixed up in his editorial?

  3. A large tick for improving health does help. Still – & forever [as always] it’s a bit-of-a-bother
    on both sides when the crunch hits & the 2 trends go back to their party-platforms, Hans.
    It’s a sorry ‘way of things’.

  4. Jab jab jab, jabber on is all we get to hear!

    As if the “jab” only solution. And what a solution! .. Does not stop you catching Covid, spreading Covid, going to hospital with or without Covid or stop you dying.. Oh, but you can and should get a booster jab!

    Currently.. if you are diagnosed with Covid, guess what happens next! Your sent home and told to isolate.. Oh you should call an ambulance if/when you get too sick.. Any mention of treatments? anything? one thing even?

    The conversation we need to have is that of early treatment, because whether you are jabed or not, you will want to stay out of hospital and totally want to avoid long covid! There are many studies and countries like India have shown you can flattened the curve! guess what, it is not because of high vaccination rates! Today i looked at Japan’s covid curve and man that last peak was frightening, even though they have high vaccination rates! The good news for Japan is that they have adopted the same health policy as india and guess what, look at the curve and i will bet it will not go back up!

    Make no mistake, our northern river paradise will be confronted by a Coivd wave and the vaccination rate is not the answer so smarten up and lets have the early treatment talk.. IF you have no clue, i believe mullum herbal have some health packs, but there is lots we need to publicly discuss.



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