If Australians won’t take the AstraZeneca vaccine, we must donate it to save lives elsewhere, especially while we queue-jump for more Pfizer doses.
ATAGI is grappling with competing concerns, considerable uncertainty, and a constantly changing landscape.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon.
Scott Morrison this week more or less trashed Australia’s top advisory body on immunisation, in remarks that were at best ill-judged and at worst alarming, writes Michelle Grattan
At the pandemic’s beginning experts were hailed as heroes and saviours, notwithstanding some differences among them. The politicians embraced them - but now that is all changing.
On Wednesday, the vexed vaccination rollout exploded into an extraordinary free-for-all, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison under fire and health experts arguing among themselves.
With the rollout struggling and half the country in lockdown, the government is now encouraging younger people to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, despite ATAGI not recommending it for the under 50s.