In a recent press conference, Michael Gunner (pictured), the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory in Australia has said that those who oppose mandatory vaccination mandates are “anti-vaxxers”. According to Gunner, “your personal vaccination status is utterly irrelevant”, meaning that even those who are fully vaccinated but disagree with the policy politically deserving of the label, with the Minister also proclaiming that “enforcement, rather than encouragement” should be the main method deployed to drive up vaccination rates. RT has the story.
People who oppose Covid vaccine mandates are “anti-vaxxers,” pure and simple, Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner said during a heated press conference, noting more positive cases in his state were “expected”.
Gunner made it more than clear during a press conference in which he was asked if his hardline stance on vaccine mandates might have turned some away from getting the jab that anyone who wasn’t 100% for the state’s increasingly draconian vaccination mandates was a true “anti-vaxxer“. Even if they themselves had been vaccinated, he argued, Australians were either with the virus or with the mandates.
“If you give a green light, give comfort to, support anybody who argues against the vaccine, you are an anti-vaxxer. Your personal vaccination status is utterly irrelevant,” Gunner declared.
The term ‘anti-vaxxer’, previously used to denote a parent who opposed vaccination for their children, has seen its meaning expanded during the Covid pandemic to include anyone who opposes vaccination for themselves, and now, in the eyes of ardent vaccine supporters, anyone who opposes a mandate, whether or not they themselves have taken the shot.
“If you’re out there in any way, shape or form campaigning against the mandate, then you are absolutely anti-vax,” he continued, insisting the state’s vaccination mandate was “absolutely critical” to saving lives. “I will never back away from supporting vaccines, and anyone out there who comes for the mandate, you are anti-vax,” Gunner snarled.
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Stop Press: Watch an interview with Alexander Tschugguel, one of the leaders of the anti-mandate movement in Austria, on the Sun’s YouTube channel.