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Australia’s race to secure Covid vaccine supply likened to Hunger Games as rollout crawls

New South Wales records 35 new cases as the state’s health minister expresses frustration with lack of vaccine supply

The race to obtain Covid-19 vaccine supply has been likened to the Hunger Games as Australia’s rollout continues to lag behind similar nations, with just 7.2% of the population fully vaccinated.

As New South Wales confirmed 35 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the state’s health minister offered a frank assessment of the sluggish dynamics of the national rollout. “Until we get enough vaccine and enough GPs actually at the frontline able to provide that vaccine into arms, we will continue to have effectively the Hunger Games going on here in NSW,” Brad Hazzard said.

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