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Scott Morrison accused of ‘misrepresenting’ Atagi advice to shift blame for botched vaccine rollout | Australian politics | The Guardian

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media at Kirribilli House

Scott Morrison has been accused of misrepresenting advice from the government’s immunisation advisers, Atagi, who he has sought to blame for the slow rollout of Australia’s vaccination program. The prime minister has incorrectly claimed that Atagi made an “assumption” in its vaccine approval planning that Covid-19 cases would remain low – when their advice on AstraZeneca vaccines in fact warned the opposite. Morrison made the comments on Thursday, doubling down on an earlier attempt to blame the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation for the botched rollout.

Source: Scott Morrison accused of ‘misrepresenting’ Atagi advice to shift blame for botched vaccine rollout | Australian politics | The Guardian