Statistics published recently revealed what many of us have feared. That is, our beloved Shire with its diverse population has probably the lowest rate of vaccination in NSW. This is apart from remote, isolated, sparsely populated LGAs out west who don’t have our usual great numbers of visitors.
I am quite scared that further restrictions and lockdowns may be applied to Byron Shire if the percentage of our population (you know who you are) continues to reject vaccination. We do need to protect ourselves and others, including health care workers, from the severe impact of this virus that is destroying lives around the world.
Please think of everyone in our midst because, apart from illness, we may find ourselves isolated when the rest of the State resumes ‘normal’ life and business, and many previous entitlements and freedoms become inaccessible to those who are not vaccinated. And yes, I have read and heard all the arguments against vaccination!
Our community usually works together and sadly the division is becoming deeper and affecting many.