Pregnant anti-vax hairdresser bans jabbed clients to ‘protect her family’
A pregnant hairdresser in Australia caused political outcry after she posted a message on Facebook banning vaccinated customers from her store.
Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop owner Abi Locock told jabbed people in need of a trim she was taking the measure to protect her family.
This is despite the vaccine protecting vulnerable people from coronavirus – especially at-risk groups including pregnant women.
In her misguided post Abi wrote: “For those clients I have still been seeing, I sincerely ask that if you have had the COVID vaccine could you please cancel your appointment as I am no longer comfortable taking on COVID vaccinated people.
“I have to do what’s best for the health of myself and my family. I thank everyone for their continued support and with a heavy heart have had to make this decision.”
Despite the local support her post received from Sweeney Todd's regulars, Australia at large took a dim view of Abi's dangerous new rule.
Western Australia health minister Roger Cook slammed Abi's bizarre policy as "wrong on so many levels" and the sort of act which will prolong, rather than shorten, the pandemic.
Cook wrote: "We want people to back the science, we want people to do what’s right for the Western Australian community.
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“Get yourself vaccinated, make sure that you can protect yourself, your family and the community.
“These ridiculous assertions and people who take this extraordinary stance are a distraction for the community.
“They’re also dangerous in terms of their attitudes.”
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Australia has largely avoided the very worst of the pandemic, locking down early and as soon as cases begin to rise.
But the country faces spotty outbreaks of the super-transmissible Delta Variant, with New Zealand closing its border to its larger neighbour and advising Kiwis to return home.
Cases continue to rise in Sydney, New South Wales and Victoria.
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