Bent Messaging

Memories of dear Dad trying to convince me the blackening bananas were “still good for you”:

The federal government is promising a supply of two million Pfizer doses each week from the start of October, a development that means every Australian who wants to be vaccinated could be by the end of the year, the AMA says.

The new details about Pfizer supply should reassure over-50s concerned about the AstraZeneca jab they are currently offered, although Health Minister Greg Hunt reiterated “people should not wait” and should get vaccinated now.

The message: don’t hanker for bright yellow fare. The fruit flies on AstraZeneca won’t kill you.

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18 Responses to Bent Messaging

  1. Rosie says:

    Greg shouldn’t have been pushing the black bananas when the yellow ones were already in the bowl.

  2. Boxcar says:

    Reminded of an old “proverb”?
    Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

  3. Mother Lode says:

    I wonder if Labor will seize upon this at the next election – putting Australians at risk.

    I do not say this as a comparison of the relative merits and demerits of individual vaccines, more as a matter of how they use any thing they can lay their hands on to confect outrage even if it is hypocritical, nonsense, or on a topic that they have even less knowledge than they average voter (they only need the press to be more ignorant, and they have been delivered this in spades).

  4. Judge Dredd says:

    Here’s a very good and simplistic video to get the message across to others about this “vaccine”.
    It might help convince the normies out there who are on the fence;

  5. Speedbox says:

    Mother – any Labor tactician worth their salt will be salivating for the next election campaign. The advert scripts are all written, the TV ‘bites’ are being practiced.

    Scotty’s next moves are vital and whether he can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat remains to be seen, but he will face a withering onslaught. Even with Albo at the helm, Morrison is walking a tightrope.

  6. Leo G says:

    Health Minister Greg Hunt reiterated “people should not wait” and should get vaccinated now.

    Just because:
    – you believe the Pfizer jab is 6 to 8 times more effective at reducing your risk of getting the infection and of suffering serious adverse effects from infection compared with AstraZeneca’s;
    – and the latter may be up to 3 times more likely to induce rare but serious adverse reactions;
    – and the risk of exposure to the virus in Australia over the next year is probably extremely low;
    – and that the Health Minister offers only the absence of the better alternative,
    that doesn’t mean you should choose the Minister’s Hobson’s choice preference.

  7. Annie says:

    @Judge Dredd:

    Thanks for that vid link.

  8. Up The Workers! says:

    When did lethal blood clots suddenly become as harmless as fruit flies?

    The political and medical shysters currently ordering the peasantry to rush in now and get the lethal blood clots in order to stave off a ‘disease’ with a 99.3% survival rate, are the greedy bludgers who have already got the Pfizer shots for themselves.

    They are the same hypocritical Leftards who already have the names of 820 innocent dead-people from Mogadishu-By-The-Yarra on their C.V.’s

  9. Damon says:

    “people should not wait”
    Why not? The chance of dying from Covid in Australia is negligible, and everybody knows it.

  10. Simple Simon says:

    Damon, I like the cut of your jib, but let me suggest an improvement:

    “people should not wait”
    Why not? The chance of the average person dying from Covid whether in Australia or outside is negligible, and informed people know it.

  11. Squirrel says:

    The arse-covering from federal health officials is so blatant – “if you’re concerned about the AZ vaccine, talk to your doctor” – in other words, if you go ahead with an AZ vaccination and something goes wrong, it’s your doctor’s fault, not ours.

    The absolute cherry on the cake today is the news from SA that, starting tomorrow, anyone aged 16 or older in the regional areas of the state will be eligible for a Pfizer vaccination because they have spare supplies – but elsewhere in the country it’s black bananas if you’re over 50.

    Total bloody circus.

  12. C.L. says:

    Morrison lost control of the so-called Federation many months ago.
    Or maybe this ludicrously over-governed micro-state-on-a-continent just has too many arse-covering governments to ever function rationally.

  13. Rayvic says:

    If the vaccine pedlars were honest, they would point out that:

    . the vaccines are experimental (biological agents);
    . it is brand-new technology utilizing messenger RNA (mRNA);
    . there are no independently published animal studies — previous coronavirus vaccines developed over decades have consistently failed in animal trials with the death of their subjects;
    . recipient may become more vulnerable to the virus;
    . there is no data on sub-categories of the population, including the elderly, women who desire to get pregnant, and those who have had the virus already;
    . impact on fertility is unknown;
    . there is no data on long-term effects;
    . there’s no proof that the experimental vaccines stop transmission of the virus.

  14. Patrick Kelly says:

    Left and right hands. Received a letter from Westmead Hospital inviting me to attend and get a shot. Fine print indicated that I needed to present with Photo ID. Last two years spent fruitlessly trying to obtain such ID from RMS and subsequently Dept of Services. I seem to be now a non-person.

  15. Chris M says:

    The brand comparison is a bit silly – they all have a high risk profile because they all produce the spike protein which causes the blood clotting / low platelet problems (which can also occur with covid because same, spike protein). This problem has been known for more than a decade so the methodology was a risky but expedient choice for the drug companies. Like Chinese products quick to market and cheap, but not good.

  16. Rohan says:

    The whole fear mongering over Covid. The inconsistencies and draconian measures applied during lockdown. The police state tactics to enforce “the rules”. The backflips on policies like masks. The “trust the science” bullshit to justify their policy positions without releasing any data. All have contributed to a serious distrust in government by a significant percentage of the population.

    After what they at state and federal level, forced down the populations throat over 15 months, the worst thing they could do is mandate compulsory vaccination.

    But if it means winning an election, then you know what the result will be.

  17. Shy Ted says:

    I think you’ll find the “opposition” won’t oppose.

  18. calli says:

    Or maybe this ludicrously over-governed micro-state-on-a-continent just has too many arse-covering governments to ever function rationally.

    Nailed it.

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