Cutting Off Aly! By Mrs Vera West
I am not a particular fan of Waleed Aly, but this story shows that even the multiculturalists will be put in their placed if they criticise the Covid establishment. What Aly said was fair comment, but he was censored, showing that the mainstream clearly will not allow any free debate, about anything really.
“The Project got very heated during a debate about COVID-19 on Tuesday night’s episode.
Waleed Aly was cut off by producers in the middle of a discussion with co-host Rachel Corbett about the vaccine.
During a segment highlighting the percentage of Australians willing to get the vaccine, with some incredibly unwilling, Aly and Corbett got into a debate about how far the “no jab no play” idea would go.
“This is such a good idea for travel,” said Corbett. “I don’t mind if it becomes something for everyday life. If you have to have the little tick in your passport to go to work.
“If you can’t have it, then you can still go into work because we don’t need to be 100% vaccinated but we need to be decent percentage. Some people might not be able to get the vaccination. The idea we can’t go into work if we haven’t got vaccinated, we’re in a pandemic.”
Aly disagreed. “Hang on. I don’t want employers to have that much power over your decision,” he said.
“I feel like it’s sensible and let’s get the jab and get into work,” Corbett insisted.
“There’s a difference between saying it’s sensible and encourage people to take a vaccine and a measure that could have all kinds of consequences down the track,” Aly fired back.
“What about the consequences to another outbreak happening or a business closing down and all those kind of things?” countered Corbett.
“To me the consequences of an employer being able to dictate your health decisions is profound,” said Aly. “Imagine if they made rules like that about things you didn’t agree with, it would be frightening.”
“In this situation your business could shut down and that’s been a huge problem. If that could keep your business open, that’s reasonable?” said Corbett.
Aly got halfway through his reply before admitting producers had told him to zip it.
“I think that’s a fair point. I’m being told I have to shut up now,” he concluded.
Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout kicked off after a second delivery of Pfizer vaccines arrived in the country on Tuesday.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said residents across 240 aged care homes were expected to be vaccinated by the end of this week after the rollout began on Sunday.
“My advice is that we are on track and on schedule and in fact we may be able to beat that,” he said.
“The consistency of supply has been strong and heartening.”
This is a legitimate question which will be facing most Australians soon, so it should be debated, especially in the light of … well …blood clots; just ask Ireland and the Netherlands:
“Irish health officials on Sunday recommended the temporary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of serious blood clotting after inoculations in Norway.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Ireland’s deputy chief medical officer, said the recommendation was made after Norway’s medicines agency reported four cases of blood clotting in adults after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
He said that while there was no conclusive link between the vaccine and the cases, Irish health officials are recommending the suspension of the vaccine’s rollout as a precaution. Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic authorities have taken similar precautionary steps.
The Netherlands followed suit late Sunday, suspending vaccinations with the AstraZeneca shot as a precaution for two weeks. The health ministry said the move followed six new reports in Denmark and Norway of blood clotting and lowered levels of blood platelets in people aged under 50.
The Dutch medicines authority also stressed that no link has been proven between the cases and the vaccine.
The health ministry said that no cases had been reported in the Netherlands.
AstraZeneca said in a statement Sunday that it “would like to offer its reassurance on the safety of its COVID-19 vaccine based on clear scientific evidence.”
“The safety of the public will always come first,” the British-Swedish biopharmaceutical company said, adding that it's “keeping this issue under close review but available evidence does not confirm that the vaccine is the cause.”
The company said that a review of safety data of more than 17 million people who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine in the European Union and the U.K. “has shown no evidence of an increased risk of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or thrombocytopenia, in any defined age group, gender, batch or in any particular country.”
The World Health Organization and the European Union’s medicines regulator have previously said that there was no link between the jab and an increased risk of developing a clot.
“Denmark will not use AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for two weeks after reports that some recipients had developed serious blood clots, and in one case may have died as a result, the country’s authorities said on Thursday. They did not say how many reports of blood clots there had been, but Austria has stopped using a batch of AstraZeneca shots while investigating a death from coagulation disorders and an illness from a pulmonary embolism.”
Who knows where this is all going to go?