TV presenter names and shames vile anti-vaxxer troll who said ‘good luck having a second baby’ after she received the Covid-19 vaccine
TV presenter Ksenija Lukich has exposed an anti-vaxxer troll who falsely claimed she wouldn’t be able to have another child after getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
She shared the private message the troll sent her on Instagram, after posting a selfie showing off her arm with a Band-Aid over the injection site.
The former E! Australia host, 31, said she was ‘upset’ by the remark after having difficulty conceiving her first child, Mimi.
Cruel: Model and TV presenter Ksenija Lukich has exposed an anti-vaxxer troll who falsely claimed she wouldn’t be able to have another child after getting the Covid-19 vaccine
The ignorant anti-vaxxer had responded to Ksenija’s post with: ‘Good luck having a second baby.’
The model then outed the troll and wrote: ‘This kind of misinformation and fear mongering is the reason I posted about getting my vaccination.’
She said the comment bothered her because she and her husband, Dan Bragg, went through a difficult two years trying to conceive their daughter.
‘Good luck having a second baby’: She shared the private message the troll sent her on Instagram, after posting a selfie showing off her arm with a Band-Aid over the injection site
‘These vaccines are safe and do not affect your reproductive system,’ she added.
Ksenija then thanked her ‘lovely’ followers and reported that ’95 per cent of the comments’ were positive.
The media personality explained she’d made the decision to get the jab to ‘protect myself, my family and my young daughter who can’t get vaccinated’.
Trolling: Ksenija said the troll’s remark ‘upset’ her after a difficult two years trying to conceive her daughter. However, she reported that ’95 per cent of the comments’ were positive
Ksenija gave birth to baby girl Mimi in late March, after undergoing IVF.
She and Dan never received a proper explanation for why they were unable to conceive naturally.
Doctors instead put it down to ‘unexplained infertility’.
Baby joy: Ksenija gave birth to daughter Mimi in March, after undergoing IVF. She and husband Dan Bragg never received an explanation for why they were unable to conceive naturally
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An extra trial of the vaccine in America found it was more effective than it was in the UK research – preventing 79 per cent of all symptomatic infections – and nobody got seriously ill.
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‘We are tracking well to hit our six million target. We are now in our 40s, in terms of the percentage range, in terms of people with two doses in New South Wales, or at least one dose,’ the Premier said.
‘So we are sticking to our targets, and I am keen to get to 6 million jabs by the end of August, because that will provide us opportunities to consider what life looks like in September.
‘We are really keen, to really sprint. This is a race.’
On Friday, Ms Berejiklian announced that 70 per cent of the NSW population should be vaccinated by the end of October.