1/ The LNP have hijacked the conversation regarding The National Plan to Transition Australia’s COVID19 Response. I wanted to keep track of the propaganda & myths surrounding it.

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2/ MYTH: “The plan says that we must lift all lockdowns at 70% (phase b)”.

TRUTH: The plan includes the possibility of lockdowns at both 70% & 80% (phases b & c).
3/ MYTH: “The plan states that all border closures must cease at 70% (phase b).”
4/ TRUTH: There is nothing in the plan that confirms this. Phase b suggests restrictions easing for vaccinated people “TBD” (the plan is not finished). Phase c suggests gradual reopening of international travel… That’s it.
5/ MYTH: “As soon as NSW is 70%, we can begin phase b. States will individually open once 70% is reached in their state.”

TRUTH: The plan currently states, “Phases triggered in a jurisdiction when the average vaccination rates across the nation have met the threshold.”
6/ MYTH: “The plan states that once we hit 70%, it triggers the action of no longer reporting cases.”

TRUTH: A very dangerous myth. It’s not an “action”. It’s not part of the National Plan. Globally, cases are still being reported, even by countries with high vaccination rates.
7/ MYTH: “The plan is set in stone & Premiers can’t back out.”

TRUTH: The plan states: “The plan is based on the current situation and is subject to change if required.” The plan actually calls for reassessment and is still lacking much detail.
8/ Possible MYTH: “The Doherty modelling does not need updating.”

TRUTH?: At no point during the pandemic has the situation remained the same. “Experts” have not been in agreement whether rising cases numbers and emerging variants call for remodelling.
9/ However, in reference to her own states modelling, Gladys Berejiklian had this to say… Image
10/ MYTH: The Premiers are abandoning the plan and threatening to have lockdowns forever.

TRUTH: This is LNP propaganda. All state & territory leaders have expressed support for a plan to transition away from lockdowns.
11/ We should remember that The Plan was introduced to provide hope to Australians dangerously behind on vaccination & fearful of never ending lockdowns. Instead the LNP have used it to propagate divisive lies & misinformation for political purpose.


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