The federal treasurer’s hit out at the Queensland Premier, who’s been accused of scaremongering with concerns for children under 12 years old.
Annastacia Palaszczuk used the concerns for not wanting to open borders even at 80 per cent vaccination, saying those under the age of 12 would be left ‘vulnerable’.
“If you open up this state and you let the virus in here, every child under 12 is vulnerable,” the Premier told State Parliament yesterday on Wednesday.
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“Every single child – if anyone has any children under 12, they’re vulnerable because they are the unvaccinated.
“I honestly believe that we need to have further research done on what happens to the 0 to 12-year-old cohort as they remain unvaccinated.
“This is the most serious issue,” she said.
When questioned about the comments on breakfast television this morning, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told Sunrise “
The Queensland Opposition has also slammed the Premier for her comments, while some health experts have also accused her of scaremongering.