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Yes, Australia craves Covid-normal – but nobody wants that at children’s expense | Katharine Murphy

Scott Morrison is pushing for his Christmas miracle – a Doherty-backed reopening. But will parents be willing to expose their unvaccinated kids?

If you tuned in to the news on Friday you would have noticed the federation was in a mood. The reasons are multi-factorial but we can begin with Scott Morrison’s captain’s call.

On Thursday the prime minister told reporters his cabinet had just elected to open Australia’s vaccination program to an extra 8.6 million people. All Australians aged over 16 would be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination from 30 August. This newsflash was delivered in the spirit of sound the trumpet, enter the all-conquering hero.

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