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The story of Bhutan’s vaccination campaign is nearly finished — just 16 days after it began

The story of Bhutan’s vaccination campaign is nearly finished — just 16 days after it began

The tiny Himalayan kingdom wedged between India and China has vaccinated nearly 93 per cent of its adult population since March 27.

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No Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for Australia as sector calls for compensation scheme

No Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for Australia as sector calls for compensation scheme

Australia will not buy the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine because it is a similar type to the AstraZeneca one being manufactured locally.

  • by Rachel Clun
Mandatory jabs likely for WA quarantine staff amid low vaccination rates

Mandatory jabs likely for WA quarantine staff amid low vaccination rates

The rules, which are expected to be implemented over the next fortnight, will be similar to existing rules requiring aged care workers to get flu vaccinations before taking on jobs in nursing homes.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Inside a ‘world-class experiment’ in vaccine passports

Inside a ‘world-class experiment’ in vaccine passports

Israel’s Green Pass allows holders to dine indoors, stay in hotels, visit gyms, and attend large events.

  • by Campbell MacDiarmid and Quique Kierszenbaum
‘Significant challenges’ ahead as vaccine rollout recalibrates

‘Significant challenges’ ahead as vaccine rollout recalibrates

NSW Health has said new advice regarding use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in people under 50 will cause “significant challenges” for the Australian rollout.

  • by Mary Ward and Lucy Cormack
China considering mixing COVID-19 vaccines to boost ‘low effectiveness’

China considering mixing COVID-19 vaccines to boost ‘low effectiveness’

China’s top disease control official has said the country is formally considering mixing COVID-19 vaccines, as a way of further boosting vaccine efficacy.

  • by Joe McDonald and Huizhong Wu
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Premier fears stalling vaccine rollout means Australia will be left behind

Premier fears stalling vaccine rollout means Australia will be left behind

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has called for a greater urgency on the rollout to avoid being left behind the rest of the world.

  • by Lucy Cormack and Mary Ward
‘Delays will increase the chance of lockdowns’: McKell Institute warns of $1.4b hit to economy
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‘Delays will increase the chance of lockdowns’: McKell Institute warns of $1.4b hit to economy

Failing to speed up the vaccination rollout could leave Australians facing up to 34 extra days under lockdown.

  • by Jennifer Duke
In an uncertain world, the best economists ‘know they don’t know’ the future
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In an uncertain world, the best economists ‘know they don’t know’ the future

Economists don’t know what the future holds. But that doesn’t mean their forecasts are worthless.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Stemming the social media ‘infodemic’ crucial in vaccine rollout

Stemming the social media ‘infodemic’ crucial in vaccine rollout

With misinformation spreading like wildfire across social media, fact-checking the fact-checkers is vital during the vaccination stage of the pandemic.

  • by Andrew Moshirnia
Government encouraged as GPs still ‘flocking’ to vaccination program

Government encouraged as GPs still ‘flocking’ to vaccination program

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said he was also pleased with vaccination numbers over the weekend and expressed confidence additional Pfizer doses would be delivered.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan and Nick Bonyhady