West Australian doctor lifts the lid on state’s ’embarrassing’ vaccination rate
While NSW has hit its 70 per cent fully-vaccinated milestone, only 50.1 per cent of eligible West Australians have received both doses.
“Those numbers are simply embarrassing”, Jim Wilson commented.
Perth-based infectious disease physician Dr Clay Golledge told Jim the state’s “secessionist mentality” is partly to blame for the thousands of disused appointments and deserted mass vaccination clinics.
“We’ve got a bit of a Mexican standoff here in WA.
“We’re run by a very omnipotent, powerful Premier who is terrified of … mass deaths if COVID gets in, which is not going to be the case at all.
“What this has bred is this sort of phenomenon of complacency.”
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