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Mateship’s lifted the vax rate? Maybe – and the odd walloping, too

13 November 2021

3:19 PM

13 November 2021

3:19 PM

Australia’s high vaccination rate is due to Aussie mateship and a high level of trust in government. Oh, and I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

Seriously, if you buy research published in The Weekend Australian that we are all being jabbed due to a fuzzy sense of friendship and a childlike faith in our political leaders, you’ll buy anything.

The article – a classic example of gaslighting if ever there was one – quotes heath experts who attribute our high vaccine uptake to “a sense of mateship in the ­national psyche”.

“There’s some major values that vaccines tap into, like solidarity, protection, fairness.

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