Due to the fact that so many Australian citizens are falling ill post-Covid-19 vaccination, the Australian government is rolling out a new compensation scheme to keep people quiet.
Local media, which is based in Sydney, reported on the new program, which offers varying rates of compensation depending on the severity of the injury and how much a vaccine-injured person is having to pay for medical expenses.
A 7 News reporter said: “Doctors say the benefits far outweigh the risks, but as the vaccine rollout now ramps up through the booster phase, there are a rare few who suffer serious side effects.
“Now the federal government is offering compensation for anyone who becomes seriously ill after having their covid shot.”
During the segment, a man named Matt John was interviewed because he suffered what he described as feeling like a heart attack just two days after getting vaccinated with a Pfizer injection. He said that he felt a sharp pain in his chest, which was later diagnosed as pericarditis.
The man is one of at least 79,000 known Australians who have reported becoming seriously injured by the vaccines.
Here is how they can qualify for compensation:
- For injuries that are confirmed just with evidence from a doctor, no more than $20,000 (£10,579) in compensation will be provided.
- For injuries assessed and confirmed by a team of legal experts, over $20,000 will be compensated.
- In the worst of cases for the most serious injuries, a maximum payout of $644,640 (£340,995) will be compensated.
“If you do suffer pericarditis, it can result in you paying out of pocket and you might need to see a cardiologist, you might need procedures, so it is definitely appropriate that there is a vaccination scheme there to compensate people,” says Daniel Opare, a medical law expert.
However, there is a catch for an Aussie to be able to qualify for any compensation: He or she must have spent at least one night in the hospital. This is a problem for many vaccine-injured citizens because many hospitals are more likely to now send patients home and prevent them from staying overnight so that they automatically will not qualify for compensation.