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Australians skirt vaccine rules with black market certificates

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By Najma Sambul, Andrew Beatty and Taylor Thompson-Fuller

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Joke of a country.

-6 ( +16 / -22 )

That's what happens when a "joke" of a government tries to turn Australia back into a penal colony.

6 ( +19 / -13 )

Who's the joke? The country imposing strict lockdown or the people who disparage the rules?

8 ( +17 / -9 )

If you show the untrained. There is a big difference between the real and fake like trying to reproduce Australian currency and past off. Imposible. The vaccination passport has a holigram, all the fakes don't. There is a very good chance people trying this on have been arrested and are facing serve charges. Police in Australia, if ask would just say can't commit the case is before the Courts. I would assume a lot of people have lost money and wouldn't,t want to their dumbass act known and post it on their social media, LOL

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Hope they are caught and fined.

0 ( +15 / -15 )

The ultimate joke will be on those that get sick and die, and on their tombstone it says, well that photoshop rendition obviously was not good enough.

0 ( +12 / -12 )

Hope they are caught and imprisoned.

-1 ( +10 / -11 )

There was a link going around a few months ago: you put in your details, and it gives you a vaccine passport

Surely nothing bad could possibly come of this.

I'm not hurting anyone

Until he ends up in hospital taking a bed and medical attention away from others who didn't willfully put themselves in that situation.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

These have been on-sale in the UK for around 6 months now.

The first seller caught was a bank employee!

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Australians skirt vaccine rules with black market certificates

and this the reason why Japan kept and should keep the door closed.

-16 ( +1 / -17 )

I find it amazing that people will go to extrodanary lengths to get a QR code, they spend a lot of money to get one, with the possibility that the code will disappear when the web site crashes or gets pulled by the cops, then your putting your self in firing path for getting C19 virus, why dont you just have the vaccine, in the first place, its a lot simpler and safer.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

The few controlling the many. Time to wake up world or you get what you deserve.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

"I'm not anti" vaccine, she told AFP, "but I don't agree with it being so mandatory."

Yes, you are anti-vaccine.

For anyone who is still unvaccinated, thanks a lot. This is now your fault.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

Salim, 27 -- who also asked for his real name not to be used -- created his own vaccine passport by using a friend's real one as a template.

"I'm not anti" vaccine, she told AFP, "but I don't agree with it being so mandatory."

I wish each one of these idiots get the prison sentence they deserve.

Ten years behind bars might help them realize the benefits of a vaccine!!!

0 ( +8 / -8 )

prison for people who refuse vaccination? ummm no.

As vaccinated people are protected by their own vaccination, they dont need to depend on others to be vaccinated as well to be safe.

Im told that even if a vaccinated person get COVID, its very mild and they are never hospitalized and never die.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

prison for people who refuse vaccination? ummm no.

Wonderful comprehension skills dear sir!!!

Prison is for having fake vaccine certificates and not refusing the vaccine.

Im told that even if a vaccinated person get COVID, its very mild and they are never hospitalized and never die.

Your grasp of facts is breathtaking!!!

However as you know there are people with serious health conditions, compromised immune system etc. Such people are at great risk!!!

6 ( +9 / -3 )

I find it amazing that people will go to extrodanary lengths to get a QR code, they spend a lot of money to get one, with the possibility that the code will disappear when the web site crashes or gets pulled by the cops, then your putting your self in firing path for getting C19 virus, why dont you just have the vaccine, in the first place, its a lot simpler and safer.

Agreed.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

‘Salim, 27…’ and thanks, no reason to read or discuss further. They’re done even without any pandemic there.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

already the single shot vaccinated are treated the same as the unvaccinated.*

Soon the double shot crowd will face the same boot.

This isn't about restrictions on the non-vaccinated, it's about restrictions on the non-compliant.

Your turn is coming up.

Yes indeed.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Im told that even if a vaccinated person get COVID, its very mild and they are never hospitalized and never die.

Sarcasm?

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

sadly no. there are still posters who claim that 99% of the hospitalized and 99% of the deaths are of unvaccinated people.

Usually this is claimed when I post links showing half of the new COVID cases in some countries are among vaccinated people. To deflect from that, the response is that vaccinated people who catch COVID dont die or even go to the hospital. so get vaccinated anyway they say, even if it doesnt even mean you wont get COVID.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

The hammer that hits your neighbor will soon come down on you. Count on it.

In your neighborhood, that would be the hammer and sickle....

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Australia has always been popular and respected, but I think their reputation has taken a well deserved beating, all due to their dictatorial government and irresponsible media. What a great shame.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

For whatever reason, probably a bad reaction from the first shot, they don't want to take the 2nd.

2 million adverse reactions that no one has heard of???

You are getting your Moscows and Melbournes mixed up!!!

5 ( +6 / -1 )

I dont see any way that anyone can ever be considered as "fully vaccinated" ever again.

Considering you ‘donated’ your vaccine by not getting vaccinated I guess that definitely applies to you dear sir!!!

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Prison is for having fake vaccine certificates and not refusing the vaccine.

Being put in prison puts you in state care where you will be vaccinated like it or not as the state has a duty of care to protect all under its care.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

They have already started booster is Aust as the vaccines don’t work obviously.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Australia has always been popular and respected,

It still is.

but I think their reputation has taken a well deserved beating, all due to their dictatorial government and irresponsible media. What a great shame.

Only with anti vaxxers and anti lockdown people. Everyone with sense understands Australia has done an excellent job during this pandemic, saved tens of thousands of lives and kept the economy booming.

Well done Australia.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

150 years?

Has Big Pharma been making very dangerous and highly ineffective vaccines for 150 years? I thought it was a recent phenomena.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

This is mysterious. The Australian posters on here have been telling us that Aussies are 100% behind their government, happy to be locked down forever if necessary and willing to comply with all government rules. Luckily, it might not be a problem.

'Individuals who have had two vaccine doses can be just as infectious as those who have not been jabbed.' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59077036

The difference is that they are much less likely to get a serious illness.

That means a refusal to be vaccinated is a problem for the individual but doesn't affect others. It only affects others if the number of refusals puts a strain on medical services. The new Covid tablets should prevent that.

A pro tip for governments on the public use of tech: The more complicated you make it, the less people will use it.

Maybe they will solve this by banning social media in Australia, or cut it off at the borders, national or state.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

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