/ 25 February 2022

Clive Palmer’s COVID scare

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Ambulances were called to the Gold Coast home of Queensland mining magnate/political mover-and-shaker Clive Palmer and his wife Anna yesterday after the billionaire confirmed he had been suffering COVID symptoms earlier this week. Palmer was transported to hospital and was later released – his spokesman said he was “just getting tested”. The billionaire missed a scheduled address to the National Press Club in Canberra on Tuesday. When it comes to COVID, he’s said that he’s “not vaccinated and I don’t intend to be vaccinated.” He’s also opposed to vaccine mandates, which is a policy position his United Australia Party has taken under leader/Liberal defector Craig Kelly. Palmer has a full plate ATM… He’s launched what’s set to be the most expensive political campaign in Australian history, and he’s running for the Senate. He’s also in the middle of a defamation case against Western Oz Premier Mark McGowan, and his company is in court over $30 billion worth of iron ore contracts. So there’s a bit going on…

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