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Stop selling vax targets as ‘freedom day’, doctors say

Australians are being cautioned by the nation’s peak medical body to not view the achievement of key vaccination milestones as “freedom day”.

19/09/2021 3:19:00 AM

Australians shouldn’t view the achievement of key vaccination milestones as ‘ freedom day ’, with doctors saying restrictions may still be needed.

Australians are being cautioned by the nation’s peak medical body to not view the achievement of key vaccination milestones as “ freedom day ”.

“Achievement of the 70 per cent or 80 per cent vaccination targets in the national plan or the Doherty modelling cannot be regarded or promoted as being ‘freedom day’,” the AMA’s communique said on Sunday.Australian Medical Association President Dr Omar Khorshid. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage

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“These targets must be treated as incremental steps towards higher benchmarks that Doherty will provide further advice on.”Under the national plan, restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals will be eased once 70 and 80 per cent of the Australian population aged 16 and older are fully vaccinated.

The nation is projected to reach the 70 per cent target in October.The statement, backed by the body’s 35-member federal council, comes after the Doherty Institute provided updated advice to national cabinet on Friday.National cabinet was told it would be prudent to maintain “medium” public health measures, such as stay-at-home orders, in areas of concern until an 80 per cent vaccination target was reached.

Advice from the AMA is in lock-step with the Doherty Institute’s advice, with the communique outlining that Australia cannot solely rely on a vaccination strategy.People queue at the vaccination clinic at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Andrew Henshaw

“Public health measures including restrictions, social distancing, and personal hygiene, alongside testing, contact tracing and quarantine must remain part of the suite of measures used to effectively manage the pandemic,” the statement said.The AMA said while lockdowns remained an effective tool, the economic and social cost was “not sustainable”.

“Lockdowns are an effective tool and, while we wait for vaccination rates to significantly improve, necessary to protect our health system and the community,” the statement said.“However, the emergence of the Delta strain has shown that it is very difficult to achieve elimination through lockdowns and we know that they come at a significant social and economic cost that is not sustainable.”


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No one cares Why are they building expensive quarantine facilities when they say people will be quarantining at home? yes because heaven forbid Drs give us anything to look forward to. Time to move on from the medical Nazi’s. They have the masses under a spell Time to Change. Find Support that actually respects you & your business needs.

You doctors, medics etc.. signed up for the job knowing full well what could potentially lay ahead from your Uni studies. Time to front up and face-the-music. In other words stop whinging and complaining. What'd youse expect, get paid lots a money for doin diddly-squat? Lol Of course, freedom is lost... They can turn this shite on at will.... North Koreans will be in stitches 😂🤣

Of course restrictions will still be needed. That’s the price you pay for choosing to “ live” with the virus. The payback for allowing stupid to hold us hostage is masks and social distancing for as far into the future as we can see. This is about slavery, a Medical Fascist society. It's not about your safety, it's about taking your freedoms.

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