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Clive Palmer letter to WA Premier & CHO

United Australia Party President Clive Palmer has made his intentions clear to the Western Australian Premier and Chief Health Officer that if they choose to pursue mandatory or incentivised vaccination programs, he will defend the rights of Western Australian citizens who choose not to be vaccinated by launching a class action on their behalf.

The letter, which you can read in full below, references a recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) study that showed 74% of people in the study were infected with COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. The majority of those displayed symptoms, such as cough, sore throat, fever, etc, and four of those fully vaccinated people were hospitalised.


Dear Chief Health Officer

Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program

I act for Mr. Clive F Palmer.

I enclose, for your attention, a copy of the study entitled:

“Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 Infections, Including COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Infections, Associated with Large Public Gatherings — Barnstable County, Massachusetts, July 2021”

(CDC Study) published 30 July 2021 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

3. The CDC Study is also accessible here:

4. I am instructed by Mr Palmer that:

A) the CDC Study found:

  • During July 2021, 469 cases of COVID-19 associated with multiple summer events and large public gatherings in a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, were identified among Massachusetts residents; vaccination coverage among eligible Massachusetts residents was 69%.
  • Approximately three quarters (346; 74%) of cases occurred in fully vaccinated persons (those who had completed a 2-dose course of mRNA vaccine [Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna] or had received a single dose of Janssen [Johnson & Johnson] vaccine ≥14days before exposure).
  • Overall, 274 (79%) vaccinated patients with breakthrough infection were symptomatic, with the most common symptoms being cough, headache, sore throat, myalgia and fever.
  • Among five COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized, four were fully vaccinated; no deaths were reported. The four vaccinated patients who were hospitalized were aged between 20 and 70.
  • Vaccine products received by persons experiencing breakthrough infections were Pfizer-BioNTech (159; 46%), Moderna (131; 38%), and Janssen (56; 16%); among fully vaccinated persons in the Massachusetts general population, 56% had received Pfizer-BioNTech, 38% had received Moderna, and 7% had received Janssen vaccine products.
  • Genomic sequencing of specimens from 133 patients identified the B.1.617.2 (Delta)variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in 119 (89%) and the DeltaAY.3 sublineage in one (1%).

B) the function of a vaccine, properly so called and as understood by the public, is to:

i) stop the vaccinated person from becoming infected with a human disease caused by the relevant virus, and to provide immunity against that disease in due course;

ii) prevent a vaccinated person from developing symptoms of the disease caused by the relevant virus; and

iii) stop transmission of the relevant disease by a vaccinated person.

C) his view is that:

i) it is clear from the CDC Study that the COVID-19 vaccines do not successfully carry out any of these functions. The COVID-19 vaccines fail on all three criteria.

ii) the COVID-19 vaccines have failed and are not fit to be regarded as vaccines at all.

D) further:

i) there is no safety data for one, three or five-year safety data for the use of these vaccines;

ii) there is no data regarding the safety of the vaccine for children and pregnant women.

5. Mr Palmer’s view is that:

A) the CDC Study shows statistically significant numbers of people said to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are:

i) becoming infected with COVID-19 or its variants;

ii) becoming symptomatic;

iii) transmitting the disease; and

iv) being admitted to hospital.


B) people are being injected with the COVID-19 vaccines, risking their health and their lives, for no good reason.

C) as a member of the Western Australian public service, under the Public Sector Management Act1994 (WA)¸ you are obliged to:

i) act in a way that protects and promotes the interests of the WA health system;

ii) make decisions based on fair and objective processes; and

iii) ensure your decisions are not influenced by self-interest, considerations of personal gain or other improper motives


D) as it stands, you continue to roll out the COVID-19 vaccines despite:

i) a lack of data supporting the efficacy and safety of the vaccines;

ii) clear safety issues, which are known and quantified; and

iii) data from the leading diseases peak body internationally, the CDC, which demonstrates that the vaccines, for the reasons above, are ineffective against COVID-19 and its variants and therefore do not fulfil their purpose.


6. Mr Palmer’s position is that:

A) you are providing the public with incomplete, incorrect and misleading information regarding the COVID-19 vaccines;

B) you are advocating for the vaccination of the Australian public on the basis of this incomplete, incorrect and misleading information;

C) if you or your Government cause to be implemented legislation, regulations, policies or make declarations which:

i) require or coerce individuals to be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine; and

ii) incentivise vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine, then that will cause economic loss to be caused to businesses and individuals who decide not to be vaccinated (“the Class”) and Mr Palmer intends to fund a class action seeking: injunction in respect of the introduction of those measures; and

iv. damages for the economic loss caused, and/or likely to be caused, to the Class;

D) it is unconscionable for you to:

i) perpetuate the falsehood that the COVID-19 vaccines prevent a person from becoming infected with the disease and prevent a person from infecting others; and

ii) support measures which require or coerce individuals to be vaccinated, or otherwise incentivise vaccination, and Mr Palmer may also bring an action against you personally.

7. I look forward to receiving your response as soon as possible and, in any event, within 7 days.