Australia’s vaccine rollout branded ‘abysmal’ as new compilation of data shows stark reality

A new compilation of data has proven Australia is falling dangerously behind within the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

The figures, compiled right into a graph by Our World in Data, shows Australia falling behind international locations like Mexico and Colombia within the share of the inhabitants totally vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.

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According to the figures, Australia has totally vaccinated 4.68 per cent of the inhabitants in opposition to COVID-19.

In distinction, Israel has vaccinated virtually 60 per cent of its inhabitants.

“Australia ’s vaccination rate is abysmal,” epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding wrote on Twitter.

“Your slow vaccine acquisition and rollout has jeopardised your county.

“The current vaccination level is not enough to stop Delta variant without sharper lockdowns and faster action with masks and ventilation.”

New figures have been supplied by the federal authorities in relation to the rollout on Monday.

They confirmed that, as of midnight on Sunday, there had been greater than 7.3 million vaccine doses administered.

Almost 800,000 of these had been administered previously seven days.

States have in the meantime fumed that they’re being impeded in rolling out the vaccine.

In New South Wales, the place greater than 2.1 million vaccine doses have been administered, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has vented that there was no plan laid out by the federal authorities.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison holds a vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison holds a vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Credit: David Caird/AAPIMAGE

The drawback will not be vaccine hesitancy, she mentioned, however provide and the infrastructure across the rollout.

“We need a plan for the future and to make sure the vaccine is accessible to our whole population,” Berejiklian mentioned on Monday.

“We have the doses available, we need to make sure enough GPs are signed up. I have been calling on this for weeks and weeks, if not months.

“Our GPs want to do more. They want more doses and they want more GPs to come online. That is necessary, and that is not something the NSW government can control.”

An emergency National Cabinet assembly was organised for Monday night, with points on the vaccine rollout on the agenda.

– with AAP

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