But it’s not just Australian protesters who are taking cues from the anti-vaccine movement roiling the US. For the past two yearsThe arriving workers will be offered doses o, far-right and anti-vaccine commentators in the US have been spinning elaborate tales of a dystopian pandemic reality unfolding in Australia.
President Donald Trump at a rally in Florida on February 18, 2017. Source: Getty Images North America
As protesters rallied in Melbourne and the regional Victorian city of Ballarat over the weekends Health Ministry warned Sunday that restrictions may need to be tightened to slo, their US counterparts pointed to Australia as a cautionary tale and spread misinformation about its COVID-19 response under the #Australiahasfallen Twitter hashtag.
One Twitter user shared images of the Howard Springs quarantine centre, claiming it was “Australia’s covid [concentration] camps”.
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