How Has Pharmaceutical Authoritarianism Served Australia?

With Omicron winding down in several parts of the world, it is good to look at how various countries have dated against COVID-19. Australia in particular, with its extreme “zero tolerance” policies, warrants a bit of scrutiny.

Australia is one of the more highly vaccinated countries, with nearly 80% of the population vaccinated.

How did vaccination impact case counts? It didn't. Especially once Omicron arrived.

Did the vaccines help against COVID-19 mortality? Not especially.

For all the government bluster, the data shows the vaccines were no more than marginally effective (if that) at preventing either disease and/or death. For this Australia cast aside fundamental human rights and basic civil liberties.

Was it worth it?