She recently urged Aussies to look at the Omicron outbreak in ‘perspective’ and said it could be the Covid-19 variant ‘we’re able to live with’.
And Rebecca Judd did just that on Thursday night as cases continued to surge in Victoria.
The mother-of-four and fellow WAG bestie Kylie Brown didn’t appear to have a care in the world as they enjoyed an evening out at Melbourne’s new hottest bar and restaurant, Bar Bambi.
WAGs gone wild! Rebecca Judd, best friend Kylie Brown and fellow pal Jessie Roberts (left to right) enjoyed a raucous pre-Christmas celebration at Melbourne’s newest hottest bar on Thursday evening
The influencer, who is married to AFL star Chris Judd, showed off her incredible abs in a white one shoulder crop top while Kylie, who is married to Brisbane Lions legend Jonathan Brown, wore a pale yellow suit.
The pair were joined by blonde bombshell model and influencer Jessie Roberts, who modelled an outfit from Nadia Bartel’s clothing label Henne.
The group enjoyed dinner and drinks at a VIP table and as the night progressed they became more and more raucous.
Raucous! The group enjoyed dinner and drinks at a VIP table and as the night progressed they became more and more raucous
Having a ball: Jessie, who is one of Melbourne’s most influential mums, was dancing at the table as the group enjoyed their cocktails
Jessie, who is one of Melbourne’s most influential mums, was dancing at the table as the group enjoyed their cocktails.
On Friday, NSW recorded 5,612 new Covid-19 cases while Victoria reported 2,095.
Earlier this week, Rebecca once again spoken out about the growing Omicron fears in Australia.
She shared a screenshot on Instagram Stories from an article in The Australian by columnist Nick Cater, who is the executive director of the Menzies Research Centre.
Bec urged her followers to put the Omicron case numbers in ‘perspective’ – and seemed to agree that the new Covid-19 variant is one ‘we may be able to live with’.
Having her say: Earlier this week, Rebecca urged Aussies to look at the Omicron outbreak in ‘perspective’, saying it could be the Covid-19 variant ‘we’re able to live with’
The article said those who are infected with the Omicron variant and fully vaccinated are less likely to be hospitalised.
‘The arrival of Omicron will be a blessing, not a curse, if data from South Africa holds good,’ the column stated.
‘Many of those it has infected so far have not developed symptoms, and the evidence so far is that a far smaller proportion of them will need hospital treatment.
‘Oh that our public health officials had the character to tell us that and calm our fears, rather than exacerbating them. We should not have to delve into the data on the internet to reassure ourselves that Omicron is the variant we may be able to live with.’
Doing some research: Bec shared a screenshot on Instagram from an article in The Australian by columnist Nick Cater, who is the executive director of the Menzies Research Centre
The article went on to discuss the findings in the Doherty Institute modelling, which said vaccinations can help prevent people from going into intensive care with Covid, which the government has used to enable a road out of lockdown and restrictions.
Bec last month said all signs point to the mutation being a blessing in disguise after almost two years of gruelling lockdowns.
She reposted an article by Sky News commentator Rita Panahi that contrasted the hysteria of ‘Covid catastrophists’ with the more measured views of scientists who believe Omicron will not spell disaster for Australia.
The article quoted experts as saying Omicron symptoms so far appear to be mild – certainly less severe than the Delta strain – with many patients being asymptomatic.
‘Brilliant article, Rita Panahi,’ the mother of four, 38, wrote on Instagram Stories.
‘For anyone triggered by the arrival of Omicron (myself included) and the associated “fearmongering for clicks” media articles, please read this.
‘The expert opinions offered from many professionals are pointing in the right direction.’
Ms Panahi’s column for the Herald Sun quoted former deputy chief medical officer Dr Nick Coatsworth as saying Omicron could be the magic bullet that saves Australia from a more serious variant of Covid.
‘If this is milder than Delta you actually want it to spread within your community,’ Dr Coatsworth, the face of Australia’s vaccine rollout, recently said on the Today show.
Findings: The article stated those who are infected with the Omicron variant and fully vaccinated are less likely to be hospitalised. It comes after Bec last month said all signs point to the mutation being a blessing in disguise after almost two years of gruelling lockdowns
‘You want it to outcompete Delta and become the predominant circulating virus. So that shows you how much more we have learn about this
‘It could be that we want Omicron to spread around the world as quickly as possible.’
The article also cited leading epidemiologist Professor Greg Dore, who said the best ‘response to uncertainty is to accelerate evidence gathering’ rather than ‘pulling the panic levers’.
Ms Panahi went on to quote Dr Angelique Coetzee, the Chair of the South African Medical Association, as saying: ‘For patients with mild disease we have easily treated them at home with no complications up until now; they’re all healthy.
‘It might be the same… The same type of infectiousness as the Delta variant but the severity [of symptoms] that we are currently seeing is not so severe.’