That data is based on a small sample size and it is for transmission - the vaccine is still very good at preventing hospitlisation and death.
So are you saying that it is ok that the government somehow found a way to bring an additional 1200 people for a tennis tournament into the country (with an allowance for 5 hours of fresh air) - but not for Australians stranded overseas?
The vaccine is excellent, but it means we have to vaccinate all vulnerable and at-risk Australians. We saw in NZ a vaccinated person caught covid. Even if there's a tiny chance of passing that on, if it got to a member of a vulnerable population before they got vaccinated there could be a serious outbreak.
The government didn't 'somehow' find a way to bring in an additional 1200 people for a tennis tournament. Tennis Australia set up a quarantine system and fully paid for it.
Some of those stranded say they can't afford the airfare home, even in economy. How do they pay for private quarantine? The AO quarantine was reported to cost around $40,000,000.
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Agree it might feel that way. But flights cancelled or people being bumped has been because caps have been cut, sometimes at short notice. Airlines have to quickly rearrange numbers on flights. The cutting of those caps was based on a reason - even if that reason was the failure of quarantine.When your booked and paid for flight is cancelled or you lose your seat on a flight that is not cancelled but there's no rhyme or reason for that bump off or you cannot find a seat months out or the only seat is upwards of $22USD return it certainly feels arbitrary.
I don't know how true this story is but United claims one of their aircraft suffered a mechanical problem and was cancelled ex LAX. They applied to carry double the number of pax the next day but were allegedly refused permission. That sounds arbitrary as it doesn't seem to make sense!