Furious row breaks out on The Project about mandatory Covid vaccines in the workplace as Kate Langbroek slams ‘repugnant’ bosses who force staff to get jabbed or face the sack
A furious debate has erupted over mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for workers, with stars of The Project at odds with each other over the controversial issue.
Host Kate Langbroek said it’s ‘repugnant’ for bosses to make their employees choice between getting the jab or getting the sack.
But fellow panellist Hamish MacDonald fired back, saying everyone has a right to be safe in their workplace and that someone else’s vaccine hesitancy can ‘impact other people’.
‘I’m not for mandatory vaccine for work,’ Langbroek said in the tense standoff.
‘I’m not an anti-vaxxer but I’m just very uncomfortable prescribing to people mandatorily what they have to put in their bodies in order to work.’
The television present said her ideology on the subject partly stems from her strict upbringing as a Jehovah’s Witness and the practice of disfellowshipping church members for slight indiscretions.
She argued that excommunicating people who choose not to get the vaccine is comparable to the religious group’s cruel tactic to make worshippers follow the rules.
‘I find it repugnant that they will be disfellowed from their lives because they have hesitation or doubts about vaccination,’ Langbroek said.
‘If you had the right to two go into your workplace and feel protected, does someone else also not have the right to decide what they put in their body?’