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Hero or heretic? The tale of suspended doctor William Bay
I really enjoyed writing this article about suspended doctor William Bay, who was extremely candid in our interview.
The link between faith, spirituality and freedom activism is rarely explored in the media - this article for Umbrella News gets stuck right in.
Hope you enjoy the read!
To some disaffected Australians harmed or marginalised (or both) by COVID vaccine mandates, the furore surrounding William Bay’s suspension is a modern-day Biblical pantomime. Bay stars as hero, a fire and brimstone preacher railing against tyranny and heralding a new age of medical freedom and transparency. The medical regulators, AHPRA, and policy-makers are agents of evil forces, suppressing the truth of vaccine harms and unjustly dispatching with anyone who seeks to oppose them.
Mainstream news outlets have offered an equally dramatic narrative, however theirs repurposes the religious impulse for the technological age. In this version, vaccines are a holy, untouchable cow, and safety is the highest virtue. AHPRA and the policy-makers are the high priests charged with protecting the sacred vaccine program. Dissenting doctors like Bay are heretics driven by evil forces, unleashing anti-vaccine calamity with every tweet….
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