UK warning: COVID-19 complacency in winter will ‘bite you on the backside’
An Australian doctor who oversaw vaccinations in an English city during the UK’s second wave of COVID-19 infections has warned Melbourne is at risk of another deadly outbreak unless more people are inoculated before winter.
As Australia’s southern states approach the peak season for respiratory illnesses, Victoria’s vaccination program is running far below capacity, hampered by a shortage of AstraZeneca doses and public mistrust in the locally made vaccine.
“The false notion that Pfizer is good and AstraZeneca is bad and that you are somehow being ‘short changed’ by having AZ is very prevalent and wrong.” Dr Haikerwal said.
Source: The Age