Bear in mind that the risk of severe Covid in any age group reflects the underlying medical conditions of the individual. PHE didn’t provide this information but US data shows that 65 per cent of all people hospitalised with Covid between the ages of 18 and 49 were obese. If Western governments were looking for a cheaper alternative to lockdown, they could have put every plus-size person in the country on Jenny Craig for the entire pandemic for a fraction of the cost.

In people over fifty, 90 per cent were fully or partially vaccinated so it’s perhaps not surprising that 65 per cent of fatalities were in that group. Yet even then, the mortality rate was low, about 1.13 per cent, a survival rate of almost 99 per cent. Only 976 unvaccinated people got sick and only 38 died, under 4 per cent. Had they been treated early with ivermectin and other drugs, virtually none would have died. To put that in perspective, the case fatality rate for Sars is about 15 per cent, for Mers it is 34 per cent and for Ebola it is 50 per cent.

PHE claims that its 7.2 million Covid-19 vaccinations have prevented 27,000 deaths but this also means that only for 0.37 per cent did the risks of vaccination definitely outweigh the benefits, suggesting that far fewer people — only those with a significant risk such as, for example, one or more co-morbidities —should get vaccinated.

The thing nobody is allowed to be afraid of is vaccination, even though it is, at present in Australia, far deadlier than Covid. Only one person died of Covid this year whereas 318 deaths have been reported to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) following vaccination, from the time Australia started its vaccine stroll-out on 15 February until 20 June.

The TGA is still investigating those deaths and makes it clear that it considers most of them to be unrelated. The rule of thumb is that anyone who dies within 28 days of testing positive for Covid is listed as a Covid death, even if they were run over by the Number 54 bus, whereas any death after a vaccine is purely coincidental.

The TGA, nonetheless, accepts that the 64 cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia are caused by the vaccines; 25 of the most serious involve clots in the brain or abdomen, 17 in more common places like the leg or lungs and 22 elsewhere. Most occurred two weeks after vaccination although the range was from one to forty-four days. Fourteen required treatment in intensive care, five are still in ICU, another nineteen are still hospitalised, forty-three have been discharged and two died. There were also 31,641 reports of injury including anaphylactic shock, deafness, transient blindness, stroke, heart attacks, shingles, and Bell’s palsy.

Yet despite the risk, and despite the availability of safe treatments for Covid, it seems our politicians are holding us hostage until 80 per cent of us are vaccinated, a figure nominated by Ms Berejiklian. Indeed, vaccines have now been mandated for all aged care and quarantine workers. Never mind the Nuremberg Code, put in place after the Nazi medical experiments of the second world war, and the Declaration of Helsinki, both meant to prevent people being coerced into participating in medical experiments.

Never mind that vaccines such as these have only been granted emergency use authorisation and are still experimental. A new indemnity scheme has been announced protecting GPs who administer the AstraZeneca vaccine to any age but there is no compensation for people who suffer vaccine injury and death.