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Flat White

From vaccine passports to vaccine apartheid

2 September 2021

4:00 AM

2 September 2021

4:00 AM

According to a YouGov poll published in yesterday’s Australian, two-thirds of Australians agree that people who are not vaccinated should be denied privileges that they have to date shared in common with the rest of the community. 

This is referred to as a “vaccine passport”, although it should more properly be called “vaccine apartheid”.  

The poll doesn’t say, because it didn’t ask, but a reasonable inference is that the public is so heavily in favour of vaccine apartheid because they have been told that we can only safely open the economy up with high rates of vaccination. 

This is wrong.  

Vaccine apartheid, whether proposed by governments or various commercial and not-for profits...

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