Some good COVID news, AZ production to end, and the WHO takes a fresh look at the origin story
• Three shots of the good stuff: 1. NSW is on track to have 80% of its residents fully vaccinated by Sunday. 2. Wilcannia, the town in regional NSW that was under serious threat from COVID, has no active cases. And 3. the ACT comes out of its lockdown at 11.59pm tonight. Go you good things…
• The production of Aussie-made doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will grind to a halt by Christmas, manufacturer CSL said yesterday. Demand has tanked now that we have the supply of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines sorted.
• And the World Health Organization has assembled a new group to investigate the origins of COVID-19. Calling on the cooperation of China, the WHO’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan said they want to “take a step back, create an environment where we can again look at the scientific issues.”
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