/ 23 February 2021

Frontline and older Aussies were the first to receive their Pfizer coronavirus vaccine shots yesterday.

In a nice touch, Professor Rhonda Stuart from Monash Health was the first cab off the rank – her team treated the first Australian case of COVID-19 in January 2020. If you’re eager, this helpful calculator will give you an estimate of when it might be your turn to roll up your sleeve. Looking overseas, the US will today hit the grim milestone of recording 500,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic. Infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci yesterday said it’s likely that Americans will need to wear masks in 2022 despite vaccinations rolling out across the country. And yesterday, UK PM Boris Johnson announced England would take its first steps out of its 3rd lockdown from 8 March. They’ve been staying at home since early January.

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