Dacre Montgomery, best known for playing Billy Hargrove in Stranger Things, has hit out at the Australian government over the heavily-criticised vaccine rollout.
The Aussie actor – who lives in Sydney with his girlfriend Liv Pollock – slammed the country’s strategy, which has left much of the younger generation still waiting for jabs, after the Government advised people under 60 to take the Pfizer rather than AstraZeneca shot, due to a low risk of blood clots.
However, Australia has a limited supply of Pfizer, so many are still waiting for the first dose of the vaccine, and according to The Guardian, fewer than 8% of Australian adults have been fully vaccinated four months into the rollout.
Recent data shows 6.11 million people over the age of 16 (about 30%) have had a single dose and just 1.63 million people, or 7.92%, were fully vaccinated. Messaging around the AstraZeneca jab has been branded ‘contradictory’ and ‘confusing’ by some.
Tearing into the slow rollout of the vaccines down under, Dacre took to his Instagram stories to let rip at the Government, led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
He said in the stern and serious video: ‘This message is for our under 30s and all the decision-makers in governments across our great country.
Dacre rose to fame on Stranger Things (Picture: Netflix/Kobal/Rex)
‘I want to talk to you about my Future Australia.
‘A Future Australia where my generation and those yet to come feel protected by governments who listen and act.
‘Every day when I put on my mask and go out to get food or to exercise I ask myself a simple question.
‘Why can’t I get a vaccine of my choice in a nation that until the roll-out had done so well at keeping Australians safe?’
He continued: ‘We are all waiting to feel safe again.
‘Decisions about our Future Australia need to be made now. Please give us options.
‘Our Future Australia is in your hands.’
Dacre’s plea comes after the seventh city in Australia was plunged into lockdown, as the Delta variant spread down under despite the strict quarantine measures that have been employed since early last year.
Currently, more than 12 million people – nearly half the country’s population – are under stay-at-home orders following positive cases in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Townsville and the Gold Coast, with Alice Springs added earlier this week.Credit: Original article published here.