Professor Esterman says he would not take the risk.
“I would say, look, we’ve been friends for 20 years, but unless you have been vaccinated I am not willing to have you in my home.”
For children who are under 12 years of age and are unable to get vaccinated, Professor Esterman says families should weigh up the risk as to whether they should get a test before seeing vulnerable people.
Epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws says asking guests to get tested ahead of the event is an alternative.
“So if you are going to go to somebody’s place and you are unvaccinated then at least get a test. At least get a rapid antigen test, and test yourself two days in a row at least.
“Getting vaccinated is not just about yourself, it’s about what we do for the wider community.”
Risk? How can the ‘vaccinated’ be at any risk? I laughed out loud at Esterman’s argument that the ‘fully vaccinated’ are infectious for a “much shorter period of time.” They’ll kill vulnerable grannies for 5.5 days but the unvaccinated are infectious for 7.5 days. No real difference, in other words. The only difference is that the ‘vaccinated’ are allowed to go anywhere at any time. Ergo: they are many times more likely to infect others, including those who cannot best a virus whose survival rate was 99 percent before the ‘vaccines.’