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Newly-appointed NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet.

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Opening up risk to regions

NSW Health say that the state has reached the 70 per cent double dose vaccination rate (of the adult population) and newly-appointed NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has said that the state will begin to open up from Monday.

However, due to the failure to get vaccines to regional areas like the Northern Rivers the bipartisan Cross Border Taskforce are calling on the NSW Government for a delay to double vaccination requirements until the end of October in regional areas and a regional roadmap.

‘80.1 per cent of the Northern Rivers region has had their first dose of the vaccine,’ Tweed Mayor Chris Cherry pointed out.

‘Our community has demonstrated to get the vaccination but only 50 per cent of our community who have actually been able to get the second vaccination. Fifty per cent of people who have been unable to get their second vaccination by 11 October are going to be punished by the state government because of the failure of the state and federal governments to supply the vaccine to the regions. Delay October 11 start date because otherwise, it will be pandemonium.’

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  1. “Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o’ nights. Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look;”

  2. Praise the LORD , and pass the peanuts, and the devil take the hindmost.
    Will he be held responsible for the inevitable increase in deaths ?

  3. I read some time back that 70% vaccinations is only adults Over 16 years old. It represented approx 54% of total population. That plan was pre-delta strain of Covid. Should we therefore plan for 70% of total population to have the 2 jabs?
    Also Perrottet appears to put the economy before people’s health? Or has he been told by medical advisors that Gladys was being over-cautious?

  4. Make no mistake, this gormless imbecile and his floundering party will leave an ever increasing trail of carnage behind them, until they are finally removed from office!

  5. About time…No more lockdowns…Freedom is essential…The gene jab doesn’t work anyway…No jab no job, Nazi Germany all over again…Look at England, Israel, Singapore etc highest jab rates and jabbed are getting it, passing it on and dying… The more you jab, the higher the cases… Get rid of all restrictions as well…And vote all these clowns out at the next election…Vote anyone but labour, greens, liberal and nationals…Time to clean out the trash, At state and federal level…They are the enemy of the Australian people and it seems they are working against us…They have spent all our money and are broke…And to all the idiots who want lockdowns and jab passports, check-ins etc…
    Turn your tv off…You are brainwashed and scared of a virus where the average age of death is 82.5 and a recovery rate of 99.7% and are living in fear while the govt passes draconian laws that are turning us into a police state…

    • Absolutely 100% – I previously wrote very much the same sentiment – but the ECHO refuse to publish my comments – clearly mine are deemed too different to their own and too much outside their COVID agenda. Which is to keep spreading the fear, while pushing the ineffectual yet dangerous vax. End the ridiculous lockdowns. Stop the Police State. Theres is virtually no risk to the population at large – the sooner we open up, share the love, and build natural immunity – the better..! Myself, as a voter who has always stood in the Green/Left field – can see that this new bloke, wherever he cares to sit on the political spectrum – is finally starting to speak some sense.

  6. Yes it’s all about the Almighty Dollar with this bloke. Business, business, business first second and always.
    The other thing he did on his first morning in office that you all may have missed, was he SACKED the Secretary of the Environment Department Jim Betts…. appointed by Matt Kean a “Liberal Moderate” (oxymoron?) dismissed at the earliest opportunity hours after being being sworn in, by a conservative f*wit who was never his biggest fan since he was in charge of trying to implement science-based conservation programs in NSW National Parks.
    If the first fews hours are anything to go by we can expect total environmental denigration and removal of as many safeguards, checks and balances as possible when there’s potential for a buck to be made.
    Strap in people, wild times ahead


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