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Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be a non-negotiable condition of international air travel, according to the Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.
Anti-vaxxers will be grounded in the brave new world, with Mr Joyce confirming vaccination will be a requirement to fly internationally.
Mr Joyce has repeatedly warned that international air travel won’t resume until there’s a vaccine available for staff and travelers, but on Monday night he went a step further, telling A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw that as soon as a vaccine becomes available it will be a condition of travel.
“For international travelers, we will ask people to have a vaccination before they get on the aircraft,’’ he said.
“Certainly, for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country we think that’s a necessity.”
If anti-vaxxers want to try alternative airlines, Mr Joyce predicted they won’t be travelling far.
“I think that’s going to be a common thing talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe,’’ he said.
The revelation prompted ABC presenter Tracey Holmes to ask on Twitter: “Hello all my legal friends … is this legal?.”
Another journalist, The Australian’s cricket writer Peter Lalor, replied, “I hope so.”
originally posted by: acrux
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of international air travel
(sorry only way ATS will not cut off half the link) if anyone can post link correctly, please do.
New technology developed at the University of Sydney could mean the coronavirus vaccine could be delivered without a needle.
Researchers from the University of Sydney announced the new technology was being developed as an alternative way of delivering vaccine doses on Monday.
The dose would be administered through a patch, and would require a substantially smaller amount of the vaccine. The patch is one square centimetre and “covered in thousands of micro-projections which are invisible to the naked eye”, the University said in a statement.
“These are coated with a vaccine formulation, with the goal of penetrating the protective outer layer of the skin to deliver the vaccine to cell layers immediately under the skin, rich in immune cells.”
Professor Rachel Skinner, the lead researcher from the University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health said the technology was still being developed.
“The goal is for the device to only require a small dose of vaccine to generate the same level of immune response in the recipient,” Prof Skinner said. “The device doesn’t require refrigeration making it easy and cheap to transport and store. It is designed to be simple to use, with the potential to be self-administered.”
originally posted by: angelchemuel
originally posted by: Ohanka
I’ll happily take their stupid vaccine.
On the condition it is thoroughly and publicly tested an every politican and CEO before hand.
A reasonable stipulation methinks.
Take it that will be a no then