“Your vaccine has to do its job, buddy”: Kate Langbroek and Hamish Macdonald brought an off-air discussion to the desk in this fiery segment.
The Project got off to a fiery start Tuesday night when panelists Kate Langbroek and Hamish Macdonald had an on-air disagreement about vaccines in the opening minutes of the show.
Following a news story about mandatory Covid vaccinations for employees in some workplaces, Langbroek confessed that she and Macdonald had already clashed about the issue during an off-air briefing.
“You weren’t calling me a gentleman at the time,” Macdonald said.
“Almost everyone was (pro) compulsory vaccine, but I’m no Compulsory vaccination for work.
“I am not anti-vax, but I feel very uncomfortable prescribing for people what they have to put on their bodies to work or participate, I just am not,” said Langbroek, who suggested his reluctance could be due to his upbringing. as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
“They had the concept of expulsion, which I find so disgusting.
“I hate the idea of people being kicked out of their lives because they have doubts or doubts about the vaccine,” he said.
But, Macdonald said, “the reality is that hesitation can affect other people and your health. So as an employer, you are accountable not only to Kate, who might be cautious, you are accountable to all of her employees, right? If you let Kate keep coming to work, you can pass it on to us and then we can pass it on to our families. If you want to visit … “
“That’s when your vaccine has to do its job, buddy!” Langbroek chimed in, wagging his finger.
“The reality is, if someone comes to our workplace and gives it to me, can I take it to a residential care center for the elderly, where my father could be, and then spread it around? I do not want to do that.
“I believe that we all have the right to be able to go to work and be able to work in a safe environment,” Macdonald said, to which Langbroek agreed.
But, he asked, “If you had the right for two people to come to your workplace and feel protected, would someone else not have the right to decide what they put on their body?”
Langbroek ended the discussion by noting that he had a puncture and that one of his sons was vaccinated that same day, so the question was more “ideological” than practical.
Later in the episode, another eyebrow-raising confession from Langbroek, a mother of four, told the panel after a news item about microwave food: “I don’t want to sound like a flat calf, but I don’t have a microwave either. . I do not like “.
“You’re having a great night Kate,” joked her colleague Peter Helliar.