Coronavirus vaccine, prisoners and fat people are preferred! Australian netizens have fried the pot.
According to the report of Australian media 9NEWS News Network on December 10, together with the elderly, pregnant women, medical staff and chronic obesity patients, prisoners and correctional personnel in prison will be the first people in Australia to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
Because the country’s health department believes that prisoners have weaker immunity than most ordinary people.
Australian Ministry of Health spokesman: Just follow the advice of experts
On December 10th local time, Australian Prime Minister Morrison said in an interview that the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine originally planned to start in March next year is likely to be advanced to January next year. However, there is no consensus within the government on the relevant plan.
Morrison also revealed that Australia will increase its procurement of vaccines produced by AstraZeneca and Novarox Pharmaceuticals: the former will increase from 33.8 million to 53.8 million, while the latter will increase from 40 million to 51 million.
According to relevant reports, Australia has prepared to get the first batch of Pfizer vaccine for prisoners and people with chronic obesity due to the high probability of contracting the novel coronavirus. In addition, the Australian Ministry of Health confirmed that the elderly and pregnant women are also on the list of priority vaccinations.
Some professionals analyzed that prisoners may be the first candidates for the Australian government to want to be vaccinated, because even if the prisoner dies in the vaccination trial, the Australian government does not need to take on more public opinion.
In response, a spokesman for the Australian Health Department of Health said in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday (9 December) that “the priority population is jointly determined by medical experts, and the prison inmates and correctional personnel are also listed as priority groups, which is in line with the guidance given by the World Health Organization. To you, the Australian government only listens to the advice of experts.
Australian netizens fried pan:
Better than protecting law-abiding citizens
9NEWS News launched a discussion on Twitter asking Australian netizens whether they support the first vaccination of prisoners and people with chronic obesity against the novel coronavirus.
A considerable number of Australian netizens disagreed outward, because in this way, “what is the significance of the trial” and “Australia always does better protect prisoners than to protect law-abiding citizens”.
Some Australian netizens seem to be more concerned about whether vaccination is compulsory or voluntary than whether vaccination is given priority.
Therefore, some netizens suggested that instead of treating prisoners as “experimental mice”, it is better to continue to recruit volunteers.
For obese people, it is also considered in the priority population. Some netizens also find it incredible, because they think that if you want obese people to produce antibodies, you use more vaccine doses than ordinary people.
Coincidentally, Massachusetts also identified prisoners in prison as the priority vaccinated against the novel coronavirus this week.
Earlier, the American Medical Association made a similar appeal to the society.
While such an approach may not be popular with the public, the state’s decision follows the advice of medical experts, “prisoners are living in a collective life, and the virus is easy to spread rapidly among them,” sheriff Nick Koch of Hampshire County, the county seat of Midwest Massachusetts, told local media.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister: Pfizer vaccine may have side effects
But it will still be promoted to the public.
It is worth mentioning that on December 9, according to foreign media reports, the coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer in the United States and BioNTech in Germany has serious allergies and side effects that cause facial paralysis in vaccinators.
Earlier, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that four volunteers in the United States had symptoms of allergy and facial paralysis after being vaccinated. In addition, there are also reports in the British media that two NHS workers in the UK also had allergic reactions shortly after being vaccinated against Pfizer.
In fact, the outside world has never stopped questioning the safety of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. According to a report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), six people have died in the Pfizer vaccine test so far, two of whom died after vaccination.
In a statement released on the Al-Hurra channel in the United States, one of the volunteers who was obese and suffering from arteriosclerosis died three days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine. Another volunteer stopped cardiac arrest 60 days after the second vaccination.
Although Pfizer vaccine is likely to have safety risks, Morrison’s government intends to buy its vaccine and vaccinate it in large quantities at home. In addition, Australian Health Minister Hunter has confirmed to the media that Australia has done a good job in vaccination, just to put the first batch of vaccines into use by the end of January next year.
At the same time, Australian Deputy Prime Minister McCormack also said, “Pfizer vaccine may indeed have some side effects, but it will not affect Australia to do the right thing. The Australian government will still promote Pfizer vaccine to the public.”
According to the real-time statistics of Johns Hopkins University, as of 17:26 Beijing time on December 13, there were 28,030 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia, and the number of deaths remained at 908.