Covid: Can Australia blame its vaccine woes on Europe?

So far during the pandemic, Australia has been widely praised for its handling of the coronavirus.

But when it comes to vaccinations, it has fallen far behind other nations and has failed to meet its own goals.

Last week it fell 85% short of its first big deadline – to deliver four million doses by March.

Under fire, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has blamed the delay on the European Union’s block of some AstraZeneca vaccine shipments.

“[It] has been a supply problem. It is pure and simple,” he said at a press conference on Tuesday. “There were over three million doses from overseas that never came.”

But is this the main reason why Australia’s vaccination programme has fallen so far behind?

Source: Fiilafmonline/BBC

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