This Thursday, the Ministry of Health of New South Wales, Australia, announced that as of September 13, fully vaccinated people would be allowed to go out for one hour of recreation per day.
According to the ministry’s new release with the title “New freedoms for vaccinated first step on state roadmap out of COVID,” by that date, they would reach 6 million vaccinated.
So from the hour 12:01 on September 13, those who are fully vaccinated living in areas such as Sydney, Liverpool, Canterbury and others will be able to: “gather outdoors for recreation (including picnics) within the existing rules (for one hour only, outside curfew hours and within 5km of home). This is in addition to the one hour allowed for exercise.”
The publication announces that this is the first step in the roadmap and that “further freedoms will follow for those who have had the jab when the state hits new vaccination targets of 70 and 80 per cent..”
For her part, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian thanked the vaccinated people for helping reach these 6 million vaccinated.
“We are so grateful for every person who comes forward to get vaccinated because the more jabs we get into arms, the sooner we can lift restrictions,” Berejiklian said.
In contrast, well-known Australian journalist and broadcaster Denham Hitchcock was rushed to the hospital with a heart condition after receiving Pfizer’s vaccine against the CCP (or COVID-19) virus.
The current senior reporter for Channel Seven’s documentary unit reported that he has pericarditis, an inflammation of the tissue that protects and surrounds the heart.
Hitchcock sent a message from the hospital stating that the condition was caused by his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
“I’ve battled over whether to send this post from hospital or not. But decided after 27 years of being a journalist who’s primary goal is to discover the truth—it would be hypocritical not to,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I’m NOT anti-vax. But I’m really not pro-vax either. I’m pro-choice—and pro-information to make that choice,” Hitchcock said.
After recounting everything he went through since getting the Pfizer vaccine, he said he was in contact with health professionals in Sydney knows who told him that “One hospital has had well over a dozen cases like me.”
He then offered a reflection. “In the current vaccine frenzy, no one is talking about this but it’s clearly happening,” Hitchcock said.
Another case in Australia involved the New South Wales Minister for Customer Care, who was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy during a medical checkup after suffering facial paralysis while giving a live COVID-19 (CCP virus) update press conference.
The Minister had received the first dose of AstraZeneca’s vaccine in May, which could be related to this symptom.
Interestingly, as Minister Dominello had previously announced via Instagram, his second dose of AstraZeneca’s vaccine (also known as Covishield in some countries) was scheduled for August 19, the same day of the conference where he suffered the paralysis.
It should be noted that according to an earlier report by Great Game India, in September 2020, trials of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine were halted due to the emergence of cases of an inflammatory syndrome known as transverse myelitis, which can also cause paralysis.