Anti-vaccine protesters are threatening to send thousands of vials of Covid shots in the trash in an evil campaign to sabotage the vaccine rollout.
Anti-vaxxers have used social media and encrypted search engines in a concerted effort to thwart the nation’s efforts to vaccinate the population by deliberately failing to show up for vaccination appointments.
As a result, thousands of bookings are begging and vital supplies of vaccines are wasted.
A source within Victoria’s health department has told the Daily Mail Australia authorities are aware of the ‘bad’ campaign that threatens to extend the lockdown across Australia.
Militant anti-vaccination protesters attempt to sabotage vaccine rollout
People queue outside the Covid vaccination center at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds in Melbourne on Wednesday
Health professionals prepare Pfizer vaccinations at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s mass vaccination hub
WHAT IS DUCKDUCKGO?
DuckDuckGo is basically a search engine similar to Google that promises to keep your transactions secret from authorities.
“It’s a myth that you can’t be tracked while using what’s called ‘incognito’ mode,” the website says.
In fact, incognito mode primarily deletes information on your computer and doesn’t stop Google from saving your searches, nor does it stop companies, ISPs or governments from tracking you around the web.
“The DuckDuckGo search, on the other hand, is completely anonymous.”
“DuckDuckGo search really gives you private search results without compromising on the quality of the result,” it boasts.
“We’ve got everything you’ve come to expect from an online search experience, and a few that make searching the web not only private, but a little more fun!”
The campaign has been described as “disgusting” by people within the health department.
Obviously, anti-vaxxers have been redirecting their followers to encrypted messenger apps like Telegram in addition to the DuckDuckGo search engine to spread their despicable campaign.
Victoria’s health department did not respond to questions from Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday and Thursday.
But the health professional’s insider, who asked to remain anonymous, said health professionals were well aware of attempts to undermine the state’s rollout of the vaccine.
“It’s disgusting because they encourage people to make false appointments and not show up,” the source said.
Clearly, the campaign was kicked into high gear last week – before hundreds of anti-vaxxers took part in an ugly ‘freedom’ protest through Melbourne’s CBD.
The AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines have a shelf life of only six months.
Earlier this month, the federal health department revealed that hundreds of thousands of doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines had been wasted because people didn’t show up to their appointments or were misadministered.
In Victoria, around 10,000 people a day cancel or don’t show up for their Covid-19 vaccination appointments, Mr Andrews revealed just days ago.
Health officials have warned that vaccination is the country’s only way out of repeated lockdowns.
Battle lines were drawn in Melbourne on August 21, where ‘freedom’ protesters face off against Victoria Police
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews on Thursday urged Victorians to continue making arrangements for the jab. to get
A drive-through patient gets vaccinated earlier this month at the western health drive through the Covid-19 vaccination center in Melton
Health workers prepare to drive through the Covid-19 vaccination center in Melton on August 8
“Vaccines expire and if you have 25 bookings and only two show up, a lot of people are missing out,” the source said.
“This is our only way out. If you want to get out of the lockdown, you shouldn’t sabotage the system.’
On Thursday, New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian announced a series of new ‘freedoms’ for residents receiving the vaccine.
From September 13, anyone who has been fully vaccinated and lives outside a care area will be able to gather in groups of up to five in their own community or within 5 km of their home.
Residents living in households where all adults have been vaccinated in one of Sydney’s 12 hotspots are allowed to spend an additional hour outside together on top of their one-hour movement limit.
The state leader said NSW was on track to fully vaccinate 70 percent of the population by mid-October.
Millions of Australians have been given the vaccine with the promise of greater freedoms once they’ve had both shots.
A company can deny access or service to anyone as long as they do not violate anti-discrimination laws based on race, age, gender or disability under existing laws and have the support of Prime Minister Scott Morrison to do so.
‘We all believe in freedom, but we also believe in people being healthy.
“And the simple fact is that if you’re not vaccinated, you pose a greater health risk to yourself, your family, your community and others about you,” he said.
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The cabinet will meet on Friday to discuss a proposal to link certain freedoms to a vaccine passport once 70-80 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.
Freedoms may include attending sporting events, concerts, and companies may have the right to expel people who have not been vaccinated.
Victoria registered the biggest spike in Covid cases since the second wave on Thursday, with 80 new infections overnight.
Those included 13 mysterious infections and 41 who were in the community while contagious.
More than 30,000 Victorians were vaccinated on Wednesday, with large queues stretching across vaccine hubs.
Mr Andrews urged frustrated Victorians to continue their efforts to get the vaccine despite the current delays.
“I would like to encourage people to go back and stick with it because it’s the way out of the restrictions and prevent our hospitals from being overwhelmed and our way back to normal life,” said Mr Andrews.
‘You have to have patience. There is no choice, but agreements can be made.’
Antivax protesters took part in a protest in Melbourne on August 21
Protesters march through the streets at an anti-lockdown rally in Melbourne on August 21
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Melbourne on Saturday to protest their sixth hard lockdown