Australians against COVID to hold vigil against ‘Let it rip’ policy

Australians Against COVID, an ad hoc organization of disabled and immunocompromised people, the elderly and other vulnerable groups, will hold a vigil outside the Federal Parliament in Canberra this Sunday. It is part of a nationwide ‘Day of Action’ to protest the social criminal ‘let it rip’ policies being enforced by Labor and Liberal National Party-led federal, state and territorial governments.

Craig Wallace [Photo: @CraigWtweets]

This Sunday’s 2pm vigil will recognize the deaths of over 16,000 people from coronavirus across Australia since the pandemic began – 13,000 of whom died last year – and call for the full roll-out of COVID-safe measures. Organizers are urging those unable to attend the vigil due to geographic and/or health reasons to take photos from their front door and tweet them to the Prime Minister @AlboMP using the hashtag #VigilAgainstCOVID.

“This week marks the tragic milestone of 16,000 Australians who have died from COVID-19 while countless sick and disabled people are endlessly trapped in their homes,” said Sam Connor, spokesman for Australians Against COVID World Socialist Web Site (WSWS).

“As governments lift lockdown measures, 13 per cent of the UK’s clinically vulnerable people continue to protect. If Australia follows, there could be over a million shielded here… COVID is not over and we urge governments to listen urgently and put lives before profit,” she said.

Craig Wallace, another spokesman for Australians Against COVID and a lifelong campaigner for the rights of the disabled, said: “We want a public commitment from all governments to end Australia’s current uncontrolled transmission of COVID through clean air, masks, distancing and common sense health.” Measures.

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