Catching COVID-19 still seemed like a fairly unlikely possibility when Charlotte and her old schoolfriends caught up over dinner in Melbourne’s CBD recently, chatting, drinking and laughing together for the first time in many months.
Despite living through the city’s lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, the 23-year-old didn’t know anyone who had caught COVID.
The group of 13 was fully vaccinated, and they wore masks when they left the table where they spent about four hours together.
They had followed the rules, but a few days after their joyous reunion, 11 of them came down with COVID, making their dinner what one epidemiologist described as a “superspreader” event.
Mmyes, the real story isn’t the total failure of the ‘vaccine’ but the mutual solicitude of the duped.