Controversial Australian Politician Pauline Hanson has spoken out against Qantas’s intention to deny those who don’t get a COVID vaccination from flying aboard the airline.
“I have no intention of accepting an unproven vaccine into my body. Based on a COVID-19 survival rate higher than 98 percent, I probably don’t need it anyway,” Hanson told The New Daily.
Senator Hanson claimed Qantas’ expectation that passengers be vaccinated “is unacceptable,” however Qantas’s sentiments were echoed by the Health Minister Greg Hunt, who similarly said visitors would need a COVID vaccine to enter Australia if they don’t wish to undergo 2 weeks of quarantine.
As we’ve covered previously, Pfizer and BioNTech have stated that their recent Phase 3 study results show that their vaccine is 95% effective.
Sporting and other events have declared similar plans, requiring attendee’s to be vaccinated should they wish to attend.