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Queensland police urge citizens to report COVID-19 vaccine ‘conspiracy theories’

'We want to know about that'

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December 27, 2022


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Queensland police urge citizens to report COVID-19 vaccine ‘conspiracy theories’

Australia’s Queensland Police Service (QPS) is asking citizens to call the police or crime reporting organization Crime Stoppers if they encounter “conspiracy theories” about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The announcement was made by QPS Deputy Commissioner Tracy Linford during a press conference Thursday to update the public about the tragic Wieambilla shooting this month which killed three innocents. 

“As I said before, if there’s anybody out there that knows of someone that might be showing concerning behavior around conspiracy theories, anti-government, anti-police, conspiracy theories around COVID-19 vaccination as what we’re seeing with [shooting perpetrators] the Train family, we’d want to know about it. We want to know about that. And you can either contact the police directly or go through Crime Stoppers,” said Linford. 

As one example, while even mainstream media have admitted that most COVID-19 deaths are among the vaccinated, federal science dictates that the vaccine prevents death. Therefore, any suggestion the vaccine may be dangerous would likely be a “conspiracy theory” reportable to police. 

Similarly, while a large-scale Israeli study found that myocarditis and pericarditis are not linked to COVID infection, federal science insists they are, which could make agreement with the study a potential “conspiracy theory”. 

Furthermore, despite huge increases in Australia’s vaccine injury compensation budget and the number of defibrillators suddenly being installed across the country, suggesting the vaccine is injurious to the heart could be reported to police. 

Neighboring New Zealand also recently encouraged citizens to report their fellow Kiwis for “ideologies and beliefs fuelled by conspiracy theories,” which include being upset by COVID restrictions. 

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) in October published a guide titled, “Know the Signs: A guide for identifying signs of violent extremism” to help Kiwis identify potential terrorists in their midst.  

While the guide, which has since been removed, does not specify any one ideology, NZSIS Director-General Rebecca Kitteridge singled out those who were unhappy with the country’s harsh COVID restrictions or any feeling of rights infringement.  

"So it could be the COVID measures that the Government took, or it could be other policies that are interpreted as infringing on rights and it's a kind of what I describe as a hot mess of ideologies and beliefs fuelled by conspiracy theories," Kitteridge said, according to News Hub.  

The guide is “asking people to report any behaviours or activities they come across that resemble any of the indicators described in this guide, or that feel concerning.” 

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