Vaccination rate in New South Wales: Prominent anti-vaccine cuts social media after family donned infamous anti-Semitic symbol
A well-known anti-vaccine has deleted his social media accounts after posting extremely disturbing photos of his family online.
A well-known anti-vaccine has deleted his social media accounts after posting a disturbing photo of his family online.
Sarah Mills, an NSW-area mother of three with a collective following of more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook, posted the images to her accounts as Greater Sydney emerged from lockdown yesterday.
In the photos, she can be seen smiling with her children while wearing yellow Star of David patches. A proud symbol of Judaism, a version infamous by the Nazis for identifying the Jewish people and branding them as an “enemy of the people”.
Where the Nazi patches featured the word “Jude” (German for Jew), Ms. Mills wrote “no vax” before pasting the stars on her and her children’s T-shirts.
“From today, I can no longer enter restaurants, cafes, theaters, cinemas, concerts, museums, sporting events, swimming pools, clothing stores or whatever is judged. not essential “, she wrote in the caption.
“I live in the NSW area so we’ve been living freely for quite some time now, until today. Yesterday I was safe in public, today I am a threat.
Alluding to the Star of David in the image, she went on to say that “history is repeating itself.”
She compared the plan to reopen the government of New South Wales to the treatment of Jews under the Nazi regime.
“This is NOT our freedom day,” she wrote. “This is history repeating our mistakes, and if you’ve wondered what you would have done in the past, take note of it because you are doing it now.”
In another image posted yesterday, she can be seen wearing striped pajamas similar to Jewish inmates at Nazi death camps.
The image was captioned: “Prisoner 385968 showing up for work”
It appears Ms Mills has deleted all of her social media accounts. However, the footage was captured and shared by members of the Australian Jewish community.
They reacted with horror to what they saw.
Dr Dvir Abramovich, chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission, a leading civil rights organization, said the images were “beyond ugly and offensive,” and constituted “a trivialization and degradation of the Holocaust”
“While Sarah Mills certainly has the right to express her strong opinions on the actions taken by state governments in response to the Covid-19 epidemic, it is more than scandalous to compare them to the monstrous laws enacted by the Third Hitler’s Reich, “he said.
“Nothing in Australia equals or even comes close to the indescribable atrocities perpetrated on an industrial scale by Hitler.
“That Mrs. Mills use her children and exploit the infamous yellow star that Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis during the Holocaust to first identify them, then dehumanize them and ultimately murder them, simply for the purpose of marking a political point on compulsory vaccination is scandalous. and obnoxious.
He said wearing the yellow stars showed ignorance of what really happened in Nazi Germany, and called on Ms Mills to apologize and “stop fussing over the debate.”
“Such stupid equations demean the murder of millions of Jews and others and are historically inaccurate and extreme,” he said.
Mr Abramovich also said the conduct was disrespectful to the Diggers who fought against Nazi Germany as well as Holocaust survivors.
“Maybe if she met a Holocaust survivor, she would understand how wrong she was. “
News.com.au has contacted Ms Mills for comment.
Her social media pages are down, but on her website Ms Mills describes herself as a single mother of three who has been “relentlessly bullied online” for her opinions.
“I am opinionated and outspoken, but I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and we should just argue that we all make our own choices in life,” she wrote on the site.
On the website, she has a “wall of shame” where she posts pictures of those who tried to “force her to shut up.”
Despite opposition to Covid-19 vaccines from parts of the community, NSW is on track to become one of the most vaccinated jurisdictions in the world.
Leaked figures show a massive increase in the number of vaccinations in the state this week – meaning it is now very likely that NSW will hit its 80% target by the weekend, with more rules to loosen Monday.
A Channel 9 reporter shared figures on Tuesday showing that 75.23% of adults in the state are now fully vaccinated and 90.77% have received a dose.
The numbers show a staggering 1.26% daily increase in jabs, meaning it is now very likely that the state will hit 80% over the weekend – a critical milestone that would allow crowds to come back in. state stadiums and nightclubs.
Timing matters as Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet has said he is unlikely to move the goalposts for the reopening when the milestone of 80% fully vaccinated vaccines is reached – meaning that if NSW does not not reach the milestone by Monday, residents could wait another two weeks to ease restrictions.
If the goal is met on Monday October 18 or later, the rules of the roadmap state that further changes can only take place on the following Monday, which is October 25.
Starting Monday after NSW hits the 80% double-dose vaccination target, relaxed restrictions will allow those who are fully vaccinated to have up to 20 people to visit their homes and participate in community sport.