Scott Morrison says early testing has found the Omicron Covid-19 variant to be not worse than the Delta variant.
He means it’s harmless to most human beings on the planet. Harmless.
“I’d really want to encourage everyone to go and get their boosters, this is really important, particularly with Omicron,” he said.
Did he not hear what he just said? It’s not really important at all.
Children are likely to receive a chocolate or ice cream as an incentive to get their vaccination in January, he said.
From an ethical standpoint, only parents could be offered and given an incentive. Children do not belong to the state and cannot be offered inducements by it – least of all to receive an unnecessary drug. That would be grossly immoral and illegal.
Regarding the vaccination of adults, Mr Morrison said Australians came to the party on vaccines…
“I didn’t have to pay them to do it, others thought we’d have to, and I never thought that because they knew it (was) important.”
I didn’t have to pay? I? He actually thinks it’s his money. Whenever a prime minister starts talking about the Treasury like Louis XIV (L’état, c’est moi), he’s about to be voted out. Australians “came to the party” because the states used or threatened to use (actually, the same thing) their monopoly of violence to force them to be injected. It is precisely Mr Morrison’s clever-dick two-timing on this subject that could cost him the next election.