Opinion

A perilous pre-vaccine environment

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 12 Apr 2021

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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