Opinion

A perilous pre-vaccine environment

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 12 Apr 2021

A perilous pre-vaccine environment
Covid vaccination cannot be rushed, says associate health minister Ayesha Verrall.
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 12 Apr 2021
Parliament’s daily Question Time is only occasionally a place where new information of substance is imparted.Mostly, it is point-scoring and obfuscation.But associate health minister Ayesha Verrall’s response last Thursday to National’s Chris Bishop on the government’s vaccination rollout plan was revealing.The government has secured enough of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to inoculate every New Zealander over the age of 16 with a two-jab process, some 8.5 million doses, by the end of the year, based on current planning.So...

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