Ninety per cent vaccination rate needed to avoid mass fatalities: Report

lockdowns Prime Minister Scott Morrison August 20

New expert analysis argues Australia must vaccinate 90 per cent of the whole population before removing COVID restrictions, warning of huge outbreaks and thousands of deaths under the current reopening plan. It comes as Prime Minister Scott Morrison tries to corral state premiers into honouring their commitments to the 70 and 80 per cent targets linked to the Doherty Institute modelling, after Labor leaders in Queensland and Western Australia raised new hesitations. “The national plan we have developed and agreed is our pathway to living with this virus. That is our goal, to live with this virus, not to live in fear of it,” a frustrated Mr Morrison said on Monday. “We cannot hold back.”

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