The Sydney Morning Herald revealed that Australia’s government could incur a bill of more than A$50 million ($37 million) linked to the Covid-19 vaccine campaign, as thousands of Australians applied for compensation amounting to almost $600,000 for health problems related to their vaccinations.
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According to the article, upwards of 10,000 people have applied for a government scheme to recompense them for missed wages after becoming hospitalised for serious side effects from the vaccine.
Compensation begins at A$5,000, implying that if every claim is granted, the programme would cost approximately A$50 million.
As per its website, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration have obtained over 79,000 reports of harmful side effects from 36.8 million doses of vaccines. A sore arm, headache, fever, and chills are the most commonly reported side effects.
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The TGA has recorded 288 reports of heart inflammation associated to the Pfizer vaccine, along with 160 cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), a common clotting illness attributed to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
After a setback during first half of the year, Australia increased its vaccine efforts throughout the second period of the year after the delta variant threw the country’s two major cities, Sydney and Melbourne, on lockdown for months.
As immunisation rates have risen, constraints have been progressively loosened in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, after thousands of parents and children refused to comply, the California School District was forced to reverse its vaccine mandate, after a San Diego judge struck down the mandate.
In another reversal, one of the most vaccinated nation Israel may switch to the policy of herd immunity to be achieved through mass infection as the vaccines have failed to curb the rising cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant.
Concerned Indian meanwhile are demanding that the mass rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in India should be halted immediately. These experimental vaccines pose serious dangers.
That is the message contained in a statement from concerned citizens soon to be forwarded to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.