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What governments say is public health protection, COVID protesters see as authoritarian overreach in lockdowns and vaccine mandates

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated December 11 2021 - 3:40am, first published December 10 2021 - 5:30pm
QUESTIONING AUTHORITY: Most Australians have quietly accepted our COVID restrictions and taken the jab. Others, however, see something more sinister at work, and want the rest to know. Some of the crowd at the Millions March Against Mandatory Vaccination protest in Newcastle two Saturdays ago.

ALMOST two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus still has the world locked in mortal combat. Cases and deaths are both on the rise again, despite 8.3 billion vaccine doses administered to a world population of 7.9 billion.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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