In an interview on 2GB with Ben Fordham, Mark Latham called for the abolition of vaccine mandates, arguing it was now time for people to “get back to normal” and that the mandates were causing a large number of economic issues such as “driving up prices and adding to inflation”
Ben Fordham discussed an NSW government plan to allocate $4.5 billion in funds to NSW health to hire up to 10,000 new health care staff including ambulance officers and nurses.
When Fordham asked Latham what he thought he reminded Fordham of the many health care workers who were dismissed due to the vaccine mandates.
“It just shows you how these vaccine mandates become very expensive, many thousands of health care workers were pushed out of the system because of the mandates, and now their spending $4.5 billion to recruit extra health professionals.”
“So, it’s expensive in the health sector, also in our schools, also with our supply chain shortage that are driving up prices and adding to inflation, so the mandates are long overdue for abolition Ben, people just want to get back to normal,” Latham said.
Fordham raised the issue that in many states it’s now the businesses that continue with these mandates despite the public health advice no longer supporting mandates and government agencies removing required mandates. Yet companies such as Woolworths and Coles continue with these mandates at a business level.
Latham then argued that it made no sense that businesses continue with the mandates when the vaccines “didn’t stop the spread of the virus” and when employees can mingle with the unvaccinated, “in these workplaces you can go to a café at lunchtime and sit next to an unvaccinated person and not even know it”
“So, a lot of these double standards, and inconsistencies are very clear, and I would have thought for the public and private sector, it’s just time to end the mandates and get back to normal. People have lost two years of their normal lives and they just want a normal existence and most particularly a normal economy without rising prices,” Latham said.