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Qld premier defends choosing Pfizer jab

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has defended getting the Pfizer vaccine instead of the AstraZeneca jab. After months of concern about her lack of urgency, Ms Palaszczuk finally rolled up her sleeve on Monday morning. The 51-year-old got the Pfizer vaccine despite government advice that people over the age of 50 should receive AstraZeneca. The premier… Read More »

CDC director defends telling fully vaccinated they can go without masks amid confusion in states, cities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is seen during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the on-going federal response to COVID-19, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 11, 2021. Greg Nash | Pool | Reuters CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky defended the agency’s decision… Read More »

Andrews defends Casey cluster fines call

Fining people in the Casey cluster ultimately could have cost Victoria billions of dollars, according to Premier Daniel Andrews. Mr Andrews continues to defend the decision not to issue any fines over the coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne’s outer south-east. It emerged last week that some people involved in the cluster had breached lockdown rules by… Read More »