16 years ago today I became an Australian citizen.
As part of the ceremony our little group of proud new Aussies sang the national anthem, which is called "Advance Australia Fair".
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are one and free;
This is a short video I made from that day on 26th January 2006:
I lived in Perth, Western Australia for over 7 years between 2001 and 2008, before setting off on a life of global wandering.
Until recently I still considered this beautiful Australian city to be my home, and have returned to catch up with friends there several times over the years.
I've often imagined, if I ever stop wandering, I would return to the Land Down Under to settle again.
However, from what I see online, and from what I hear from friends still living there, Australia is no longer the same place I last visited in 2018.
Here's what WA (Western Australia) petty tyrant Premier Mark McGowan said less than 2 weeks before Australia Day 2022:
On January 13th he stated that the restrictions against those who are unvaccinated “will not be removed any time soon.”
He added that the restrictions could be in place “for years” in an effort to “protect the unvaccinated from themselves.”
“Life will become very difficult for the unvaccinated. No pubs, no bottle-shops, no gyms, no yoga classes, no gigs, no dancefloors, no hospital or aged care visits."
“If you, for some reason, have not had your first dose yet – my advice would be to make a booking today. Otherwise, life is about to get very difficult for you.”
So Perth has become very similar to France, in terms of restrictions on the people living there who have chosen to remain unvaccinated.
There are a couple of surprising additions in Australia, which actually make it stricter than France. Unvaccinated can no longer gain access to hospitals (yet it's all about health, of course!).
Also, the addition of "bottle-shops", which sell alcohol, means that even takeaway drinks are off-limits to the unvaxxed.
At least in France, where we are still allowed to go shopping, we can buy alcohol in the supermarkets.
Locked out of my home country
With such strict measures in place, I have no desire to return "home" at any time in the foreseeable future.
However, if for some reason I did want to return, even as an Australian citizen, if I choose to remain unvaccinated, I am unable to enter Australia at all:
As the recent Novak Djokovic fiasco showed, there is no margin offered for anyone who is not vaccinated.
My only option, should I wish to return home, is to bow to the will of the tyrants in charge Down Under, and once my compliance has been given, I might be allowed back in.
"Follow the science"
Emperor McGowan's reasoning for such draconian restrictions on the uncompliant minority...?
“If you choose to remain unvaccinated … you’re choosing to put yourself at risk, you’re choosing to put the people around you at risk, and you’re choosing to put a burden on our health staff.”
Same old story we've heard from other dictators around the world... A pandemic of the unvaccinated.
Let's have a look at some figures from New South Wales, one of Australia's eastern states.
Here's where you'll find the weekly updates:
Here is the latest report, published on 20th January, which details cases, hospitalization and deaths for the weeks to 8th January 2022.
Let's begin on page 7 of the report, with Table 5, titled:
Hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths among cases diagnosed with COVID-19, by vaccination status, NSW
This table show numbers for the 6-week period from 26 Nov 2021 to 8 Jan 2022.
As you can see at a glance, those who have received either "one effective dose" or "two effective doses" make up the largest proportion of cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and deaths.
- Cases: jabbed 269,959 (267,381+2,578) vs. unjabbed 3,552
- Hospitalized: jabbed 2,707 (2,627+80) vs. unjabbed 315
- ICU admissions: jabbed 227 (215+12) vs. unjabbed 106
- Deaths: jabbed 70 (67+3) vs. unjabbed 21
So, with 2,707 vaccinated people in hospital, and only 315 unvaccinated, it's hard to see how, to quote McGowan, the unvaccinated are "choosing to put a burden on our health staff".
In percentage terms, the vaccinated make up 90% of patients in hospital with covid.
In a country with a much touted vaccination rate of 90%, it doesn't look like the vaccines are doing anything in terms of reducing hospitalizations, does it?
A worrying trajectory
Scroll down through the report to the next page, page 8, where you'll find Table 6, titled:
Proportion of cases with a severe outcome (ICU and/or death) amongst all cases, by age, time of infection, and vaccination status, NSW, 1 January 2020 to 8 January 2022
The two columns at the right side of this table show numbers for the 6-week period from 26 Nov 2021 to 8 Jan 2022.
What I find interesting in this table is the huge differences between June to November 2021, when things were looking somewhat favourable for the vaccinated group, to the latest date range, when things have taken a bit of a turn for the worse.
In the first date range, the unvaxxed make up 90% (1,274/1412x100) of the serious outcomes, but now they only account for 22% (80/352x100).
That is a significant trend. Of course, much of it can be accounted for in the increasing numbers of vaccinated, versus the decreasing numbers of unvaccinated.
However, if the vaccines were effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths, as claimed, these results should be sounding alarm bells everywhere.
Data from other countries
Many other countries are much further along in terms of both vaccination campaigns, and dealing with covid cases. What do their data sets show?
Here's a great article showing data from England and Scotland, as well as Australia.
The Australian data makes it difficult to make direct comparisons, as they don't give rates per 100,000 of the vaxxed/unvaxxed populations. However, there is a country which does offer data in this way, which gives a much clearer picture.
I'll post just one graphic, produced from Public Health Scotland's data, which speaks for itself:
Based on the direction of travel in terms of cases, hospitalization and deaths in NSW, Australia, I'm pretty confident in predicting that WA is going to follow the same path, posting similar results as the weeks pass, and vaccine efficacy wanes.
So I'm going to go out on a limb, and predict that Emperor McGowan is going to have to eat his words sooner or later, as Australia (and the rest of the world) has to acknowledge spectacular failure in terms of both vaccine efficacy, and vaccine safety.
When that happens, and the general population discover they have been deceived by empty vaccine promises, there is going to be a day of reckoning for those currently pushing the vaccine mandate narratives.
My prediction: By Australia Day 2023, one year from today, Mark McGowan will no longer be Premier in WA. The whole narrative will have shifted dramatically, and vaccine mandates and vaccine passes will have been removed, having proved worse that useless.
And maybe then I might be allowed to return home...