In recent weeks, distressing reports from people in South Australia have emerged whereby they have either been turned away from healthcare services because they weren’t Covid-19 vaccinated OR they have been told they can’t access the healthcare services in person because they are Covid-19 unvaccinated.
It appears that this is happening across the country.
In one story, a mother took her six-year-old daughter to her local GP clinic and was informed that because she was unvaccinated, their consultation would need to occur outside in their own car. Others were told that their only options were telephone consultations, which is obviously not an ideal way to conduct a needed doctor’s appointment. Many clinics appear to be operating from the mindset that “unvaccinated people are posing a health threat to others”. After all, we must protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated, right?
Since the introduction of the vaccine mandates In South Australia for Mental Health Workers, including Psychologists and Counsellors, many patients have reported having their therapy sessions disrupted if their therapists did not comply. These sessions are much needed by the patients, these very sessions mean the difference between keeping depression manageable for the patients and this includes suicidal patients as well.
Likewise, the Disability Care sector has been subjected to the same mandates. This means the industry, whose purpose is to provide care to some of the most vulnerable members of society will now face staff shortages, too – all in the name of “public health.”
It seems that in the logic of the “Covid state”, the ends justify the means, and the only “end” that matters is getting everyone vaccinated to eliminate a virus that is statistically in the same ballpark as the flu. But this “ends to justify the means” is having devastating results in untold job losses; untreated medical problems persisting in the community and unmanaged/unmonitored mental health problems persisting. Yet, Covid-19 itself poses virtually no threat to most of the population.
And this is all despite the facts that the vaccines do not prevent transmission, yet these same vaccines have been documented as causing a plethora of adverse reactions.
Australia has traditionally been a country where people are not deprived of medical care because of their personal choices. To do so, is repugnant to traditional Australian sensibilities. We are all equal before the law and possess an equal, innate dignity, and this is an essential part of what it means to live in a free, liberal democracy.
However, with the rise of the “Covid state”, we are now witnessing our relationship to our government and our status as citizens fundamentally changing from one in which we had certain rights regardless of our personal choices and beliefs, into one in which our rights are supposedly bequeathed to us by the state as a reward for our compliance – even to the point of having to receive pharmaceutical treatments the government orders us to have.
The fact that anyone is being turned away from medical care, should be of grave concern to every Australian, but fear has blinded us to the obvious.
Vaccine mandates, and an irrational fear of Covid has brought a sudden halt to the healthcare of anyone who has made the rightful decision to refuse a Covid-19 vaccine. Those who refuse to comply with the arbitrary whims of the power-mad health bureaucracies are being treated as a threat to the common good which, if the vaccines work at all, makes no sense whatsoever.
Furthermore, doctors who refused to comply with the state mandates (and there are many of them) have been sacked, so GP clinics across the country face staff shortages. Additionally, why are there doctors or nurses who didn’t want to take the vaccine? Are they all crazy right-wing conspiracy theorists, or do they have good reasons for not wanting the vaccines and are being silenced? One would think that firing healthcare workers of any sort would be the last thing we would be doing in a pandemic. Clearly, this is not about health. It is, in my humble opinion, about justifying vaccine mandates no matter what.
In light of the reports about people being turned away from healthcare, I called a few of my local GP clinics to ask about the situation and found one nearby clinic that was still accepting in-person appointments with unvaccinated patients. I asked the receptionist, “Am I able to make an appointment without having received a Covid-19 vaccine?” She replied, “Of course! We’re not turning away anyone here.” It was a refreshing dose of sanity and goodness in a world becoming increasingly hostile.
The receptionist kindly explained to me that, in South Australia at least, these decisions were being made by the clinics themselves and that there is currently no government mandate to refuse treatment or in-person visits to unvaccinated people, and that those who are doing so have taken it upon themselves for various reasons. One clinic I called informed me that they couldn’t see unvaccinated patients because of “limited space.” I didn’t bother to ask more about that.
I encourage readers to call their local clinics until they find one that won’t discriminate against unvaccinated people. Hopefully, you’ll be able to find one that still remembers what the purpose of the medical profession is – to treat and heal people, regardless of their personal decisions.