At the weekend there were 102,233 heroes.
This was the number of people who turned up for COVID-19 testing on Saturday.
These are the people we should be putting on a pedestal, not the clowns who took it upon themselves to break public health orders on Saturday.
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If lockdowns are extended, tightened, toughened we should blame every single person who attended one of these so-called freedom rallies. Every single person who attended. Anywhere.
You are not the heroes. You are ignorant, arrogant, selfish and irresponsible buffoons.
Let's hope all of you who attended didn't succeed in ensuring the spread of the highly-contagious delta-variant of COVID-19 even further throughout our community. As far as that is concerned only time will tell unfortunately.
We all pray and hope each of you do not get sick.
Even more we pray those people who are your loved ones do not contract the virus from you and you are forced to live the rest of your life with the burden of that responsibility on your shoulders.
You are not brave, bold or fearless by choosing to attend these rallies.
The bold, brave and fearless ones in our community are the people doing the right thing and living by the guidelines put in place to keep our community safe.
Thank you to all of those people.
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Thank you to all of those people coming forward for testing and thank you to all of those people getting vaccinated.
You are the real heroes.
The only way through this is with mass vaccination.
Soon the Wollongong mass vaccination hub will come online and that will assist in getting a greater number of our people in this community vaccinated.
People have options available to them to be get their vaccination organised now.
If you want to get out of lockdown, if that is what is your driving motivation then it's plain and simple, get vaccinated.
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