scoop.co.nz 17 Mar, 2021 00:45 am

Surprise, Vaccine Rollout Stuck In First Gear

Surprise, Vaccine Rollout Stuck In First Gear
“When vaccines hit our shores earlier than Ministers expected last month and our first vaccinations started a day ahead of Australia, there was much glee among some in the commentariat that New Zealand might catch up with the rest of the world,” ...

Scoop i Parliament Surprise, Vaccine Rollout Stuck In First Gear “When vaccines hit our shores earlier than Ministers expected last month and our first vaccinations started a day ahead of Australia, there was much glee among some in the commentariat that New Zealand might catch up with the rest of the world,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.“She was right to demur in her response, because today, despite the Australian Government copping plenty of heat from its media for the apparent slow pace of its rollout, it’s delivering more than 10 times more doses each day than New Zealand.“Latest figures from Bloomberg show Australia delivering 12,217 doses to its people a day, while New Zealand is jabbing just 1171.As of last Wednesday New Zealand's number was around 18,000.

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