Rugoz wrote:That's not a medical exemption. He must show that he cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
Djokovic was granted a medical exemption officially prior to his arrival, it was granted by an independent panel on the basis of blind reviews and his medical exemption was reconfirmed by a Judge. It was a necessary pre-requisite to be granted a visa which was also reconfirmed by a judge.
The Guardian wrote:The state employment minister, Jaala Pulford, acknowledged Victorians would find the decision [to grant his medical exemption] frustrating, but said the panel process to approve the exemption was “incredibly robust” and Djokovic had not received special treatment.
“If there are several reasons why they are unable to be vaccinated, Atagi have set out very clear guidelines that have to be followed in order for you to be added to the Australian immunisation register and if you are added to that register, you are then exempt from a vaccination and can come into Australia,” he told Nine’s Today Show on Wednesday.
“For tennis players, it was a process that was above and beyond what anyone coming to Australia would have experienced. Simply because we had an extra panel … which through a blind review assessed any application and then granted exemptions if it was appropriate.”
Djokovic did receive special treatment however in the most disgusting of ways.
He visited Australia with a valid medical exemption and a valid visa, he was thrown in prison, dragged through the mud and eventually deported like a criminal for going to play tennis.