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The Australian leader said the planes delivering Pfizer vaccine doses were "on the tarmac" in the UK and would deliver "four million doses of hope" within weeks.

Nah Scotty. Doesnt add up mate.

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"Thanks Boris, I owe you a beer," Morrison said

Wow he's just like us!!!!

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UK to send four million vaccine doses to Australia

it sounds so casual, like an after thought or something. It begs the question, why was Australia at the back of the queue so to speak? Was it because of a horrid arrogant government perhaps..

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it sounds so casual, like an after thought or something. It begs the question, why was Australia at the back of the queue so to speak? Was it because of a horrid arrogant government perhaps..

Pretty much. Our conservative gov't threw its lot in with AZ from the start - it was "cheaper" after all, and it is being made here unlike Pfizer and Moderna. Then several members of the gov't (and their right wing media supporters) actively undermined the vaxxine in the public's mind. Add to that Morrison's mantra of "its not a race" about vaccination.

Basically, Australia should be 70-80% fully vaxxed by now, but is only just about to hit 40%. So much time was squandered while the federal govt endlessly talked up the brilliance of "the Australia way".

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The vaccination rate of 40% is misleading. The cities effected by the current outbreak have single dose vaccinations in the 60-70% range. The national figure includes areas with no infections and no need for vaccine. Australia is 30 times bigger than Japan with a sixth of the population.

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Simian Lane

UK to send four million vaccine doses to Australia

it sounds so casual, like an after thought or something.

Yes. Well they did move out of AV for no good reason except the public irrational fears for that vaccine, which did lose some time.

It begs the question, why was Australia at the back of the queue so to speak? Was it because of a horrid arrogant government perhaps..

Yes. It was. But in this rare instance, it wasn't the Australian government being horrid. Or arrogant.

Supply is the cause of the slower vaccination rates in Australia and New Zealand. It isn't necessarily because they are at the end of the line politically, but because there was a less urgent need in these countries,.

Hopefully we can get these vaccines to all the world. The US seem to have hit their limit on rationality, let others have this lifesaver.

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i can see how it will be weeks before these “doses of hope” are in arms because they’ll be batch tested on arrival and because of vaccination waiting lists.

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God on ya mate!

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Why does a first world country have such a shortage of vaccines? It’s not money, so it must be due to the incompetence of those in charge.

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Why does a first world country have such a shortage of vaccines? It’s not money, so it must be due to the incompetence of those in charge.

There is no shortage.

When the Prime Minister announced plans for the vaccine drive way back, he predicted, on average, 150,000 doses a day and an October completion time.

Turns out that after a dodgy start, the average this week and really the last couple months is 250k a week.

Also turns out the program will be completed in November rather than October.

So after never ending 24/7 media nonsense and witch hunts, the program is completed reasonably on time (far more so than virtually any other project in Australia) and in fact will probably have a higher rate of take up than predicted.

Millions of words and thousands of articles later with all sorts of nasty commentary and state v state nastiness and what do we get in the final wash?

A delay of 1 month. If its not the actions of state premiers, its the circus that counts as media in this country that drag Australia down.

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The Australian leader said the planes delivering Pfizer vaccine doses were "on the tarmac" in the UK and would deliver "four million doses of hope" within weeks.

Cargo planes that take weeks to travel from England to Australia? Amelia Earhart could have done it much faster.

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Owing a beer? Sounds more like a whole brewery. lol

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Cargo planes that take weeks to travel from England to Australia? Amelia Earhart could have done it much faster.

Cargo planes take hours to travel from England to Australia. (Thanks to aviation pioneer's such as Amelia Earheart).

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Let's hope they use it and not waste it

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