Auckland is now in a lock down as they have a mysterious case of COVID-19. I don’t know anything about their vaccination plans but I do know that the AstraZeneca vials have arrived in Australia yesterday to roll out.
No vaccinations possible to inoculate us against the grossness that is the Australian Parliament right now, with sexual assault, sexual harassment and other sordid tales coming out. Disappointing but not surprising, given the environment there.
And while there were no new cases in Victoria today, straight after my last post there was an announcement of two more community infections. The news gets old fast in these coronavirus days.
The Brazilian variant has now been found in the UK, which is going to panic them even more since the risk of vaccine not working against it is pretty high. They have the best vaccination rate in the world but they also have a pretty shit situation there. They are about to come slowly out of a lock down. Can they do it this time without spiking it again?
Meanwhile it’s hard to tell if the vaccines are stopping the spread because it’s hard to measure it against other activities trying to prevent it like lock downs and mask wearing. According to a Guardian article, there have been 200 million doses distributed worldwide.
In Australia, we’ve hit well actually I’m not sure because I can’t find the information. I did find the Vaccine Tracker though, so you can check when you are eligible to get the vaccine. The only info about how many I could get was in Victoria from ABC news, where nearly 3.5 thousand have been done so far. I’m sure I heard something about it being 30,000 but I could be wrong.