PAX Australia 2021 has been canceled due to COVID, replaced by online event

    
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PAX Australia has canceled its in-person event originally planned for October 8th through 10th, Reedpop announced late last night.

“At the start of the year, we were optimistic that we’d all be able to come together in person this October,” the company says. “We’ve been working hard with our partners and exhibitors to deliver the best possible version of PAX Aus 2021, but due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in Australia, the next edition of PAX Aus will now take place in 2022.” PAX Aus Online will take place and of course folks who purchased tickets to the live show will be entitled to full refunds.

The news won’t come as a surprise as Sydney is currently under a lockdown thanks to its largest-ever COVID-19 outbreak, with less than 20% of Australia’s population fully vaccinated. As Kotaku notes, the extant safety measures in the region would ensure that no one would be eligible to attend anyway.

We’ve previously noted that PAX West in Seattle is still slated to run in less than a month, though organizers will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to get in the doors. Be safe out there folks.

Source: Twitter, PAX Aus via Kotaku
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PAX AUS is in Melbourne, the second largest city who currently is also under a lockdown, I’m in regional Victoria and our lockdown has been eased, but metro remains locked-in.
New South Wales had a massive outbreak of the Delta variant and it spread down to Melbourne across the border.

The main issue with vaccines is the lack of access to Pfizer, we have an abudence of AstraZeneca as we can make it locally, and even gave a lot of our supply to neighboring countries, but with all the media hype and other issues blocked those under 50 access to AstraZeneca, but there isn’t enough Pfizer coming in be effective at mass-vaccination, despite much of the population wanting to be jabbed.

Although now out of desperation states are starting to open up the 18-50 age-range to AstraZeneca, there’s now a decent chance that I’m going to be getting the AstraZeneca shot.

What Sydney is going through now in case numbers is still nothing to what Melbourne went through last year, only that we succeed where Sydney failed.

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In fact I might be getting my first AstraZeneca shot tomorrow, so I never comment here again you’ll all know what happened XD