After the Vax Has Killed and Injured Thousands…They Call This a Dangerous Stunt That Could Cost Lives?
By Dave Oneegs Aussie Chat
After the vax has killed and injured thousands…
They call this a dangerous stunt that could cost lives?
“The medical profession is calling for protest exclusion zones around hospitals after anti-vaxxers gathered outside the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne on Sunday and put the care of patients at serious risk.
Hundreds of protesters carried placards reading, “Vaxxing our kids is child abuse” and, “They say it’s covid it’s just the flu” as they blocked traffic outside the building, yelled abuse at families, and impeded entry and exit points.
One of Melbourne’s top doctors let rip this morning over what he saw as a dangerous stunt that could have cost lives.”
‘Crackpots’: Top Melbourne emergency doctor slams anti-vaxxers’ selfish stunt
One of Melbourne’s top doctors has let rip on anti-vax protesters over the selfish, dangerous stunt they pulled at the city’s children’s hospital yesterday.
The medical profession is calling for protest exclusion zones around hospitals after anti-vaxxers gathered outside the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne on Sunday and put the care of patients at serious risk.
Hundreds of protesters carried placards reading, “Vaxxing our kids is child abuse” and, “They say it’s covid it’s just the flu” as they blocked traffic outside the building, yelled abuse at families and impeded entry and exit points.
One of Melbourne’s top doctors let rip this morning over what he saw as a dangerous stunt that could have cost lives.
Emergency physician and former vice president of the Australian Medical Association called those who took part in the protest “idiots” and “crackpots” and said their behaviour was “cultish”.
“It was absolutely disgusting,” Dr Parnis told ABC Mornings host Virginia Trioli.
“Like any reasonable person, I think the right to protest and express our opinion is a very important right that must be protected. And there are places where it shouldn’t occur.”
He said the Royal Children’s Hospital emergency department was so busy just one week ago that patients and their families were “spilling out onto the street”.
He is thankful that wasn’t the case on Sunday as protesters gathered there.
“There are extremist groups who think that they know better and they’re trying to make things more difficult for health workers and sick patients,” Dr Parnis said.
“They can (do some real damage). The more extreme people are, the more that they try and make their presence felt.
“Many people with more experience about these sorts of cultish groups than I, would be the first to assert that you cannot reason with these people. There is no logic to what they do.”
This protester called the Covid-19 vaccine ‘poison’.
A protester who filmed himself on Sunday said people had “tried to do the nice thing” for a long time but “it has gone past that now”.
“Standing outside the Children’s Hospital is a good message to send,” he said, before referring to the vaccine as “poison for children under 18”.
Others held signs reading “Sovereignty not tyranny”, a reference to the so-called sovereign citizens movement whose members believe they do not have to abide by laws or mandates.
But Dr Parnis is having none of it. On social media, he wrote that the actions of those who took part in the protest were “beneath contempt”.
This afternoon, hundreds of antivax protesters blockaded Flemington Rd & made it difficult & traumatic for sick kids, their families & the staff to get to RCH.
I am disgusted beyond words at their ignorance & malice. You are beneath contempt. pic.twitter.com/N1PoE3bd5r
— Stephen Parnis (@SParnis) August 13, 2022
“This afternoon, hundreds of anti-vax protesters blockaded Flemington Rd and made it difficult and traumatic for sick kids, their families and the staff to get to Royal Children’s Hospital,” he tweeted.
“I am disgusted beyond words at their ignorance and malice. You are beneath contempt.”
It is a similar sentiment shared by many on social media, including one woman who wrote that protesting outside the place where children go for help is “the lowest of the low”.
More than 94 per cent of Victorians have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
On Monday, the state recorded 3648 new cases. There were 15 deaths from the virus and 571 people are hospitalised.