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Making up for lost time: Australia needs to speed up to stay in the Covid vaccine race | Greg Jericho

Australia’s vaccination rollout started far too slowly for us to be at the front of the pack

As the New South Wales winter outbreak gets ready to head into spring and exponential growth remains the order of the day, more Australians are getting vaccinated than ever before. But while the strong surge of people protecting themselves and their community grows, it does not hide the fact that our rollout began far too slowly, and we’re now playing catch-up.

Six weeks ago, as the concern about the Sydney outbreak reached the stage of Scott Morrison beginning to regret praising NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian for not going into a snap lockdown, the Australian government rolled out an advertising campaign trying to scare people into getting the vaccine.

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