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The Queensland government has denied that vaccine mandates have contributed to the delay of the start of the new school year after it began standing down teachers once the deadline passed for a survey to determine who was vaccinated. This comes as the Australian state has seen a surge in COVID-19 cases since the state opened its borders to vaccinated travellers on Dec. 13 last year. Since then, the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been reported in tens of thousands of vaccinated and unvaccinated people. “The delay to the start of the 2022 school year is not related to vaccine mandates in any way,” a spokesperson for the Queensland Department of Education said in a statement to The Epoch Times on Jan. 12. The state government cited the projected peak of the Omicron wave ripping through Queensland as the reason it would delay the start of the …