Member since 26 Sep 2020
Total posts 26
Originally Posted by j13
I received the Moderna vaccine in the US last year and applied to the Australian government for reduced/home quarantine or no quarantine. My application was rejected and their response was, there will be no changes to hotel quarantine unless the vaccine is proven to prevent asymptomatic cases. Initial data suggest Moderna vaccine reduced asymptomatic cases by 62% after first injection. Moderna are doing further studies to determine asymptomatic reductions after second injection. The $64 question is does the Australian government want 100% reduction. If so, it is highly likely any vaccine will give that result. Are we chasing the impossible dream - elimination.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 12 Apr 2017
Total posts 87
Vaccine or no vaccine, it should not be a virus we are scared of. We should be scared of state governments who introduce ridiculous restrictions out of proportion to the risk. The virus will affect a tiny, tiny percentage of the population, government intervention affect everyone for no need.
Member since 01 Dec 2011
Total posts 10
Yes, we should be scared of the virus--just look at the numbers of infections and deaths in the UK and the US, and yes I know that they have bigger populations than we have.
Originally Posted by Rita Cavanagh
Richard, I know we all have to die sometime, but this virus has also killed younger people, not just us oldies. As for the border closures, yes, they're harsh, but the Melbourne lockdown showed that not everybody will follow the rules. If we all maintained our distance and wore a mask when that wasn't possible, we'd be much safer. I'd love to travel out of Australia, but I won't before we get an effective vaccine and treatment for COVID-19.
Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 20 Apr 2016
Total posts 6
Originally Posted by Grannular
Originally Posted by KW72
Given how many people in Australia have no desire to travel and want to stay behind closed borders forever (particularly in QLD and WA), they should go to the back of the queue. Irrespective of their age etc.
Those reliant on travel for their business or to connect with their families should be prioritized, and if needed pay to get the vaccine. This will ensure a quicker and more efficient economic recovery.
According to the health minister we Australians will have been offered a Covid19 vaccine by September 2021. So why can’t we travel to see our family abroad until Maybe some time in 2022. Yes I know that the vaccine only stops 60-95% of people catching the virus But research so far is that the people within the 5-40% who got the virus , none were seriously ill and none died. This virus around the world will be around for a long time. With more than one vaccine for this horrible disease we will be in a good position by say Christmas 21 . We will have to live with it and take vaccine and social distance as normal. After all we have had more deaths due to car accidents in the past year than COVID-19 But our prime minister has not banned us from driving.
Originally Posted by Greg E
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 31 May 2015
Total posts 2
I don’t agree with the PAYG vaccine idea but I do see some sense in allowing those who want to leave Australia indefinitely to request it after the priority people have received their shots, and as long as the supplies are plentiful and they commit to not return in the short term. What is concerning though, is this gov can’t be trusted to develop well thought out and equitable policies! ie robodebt?? So watch this space!
Originally Posted by Debsie
Originally Posted by Richard W
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