A call by many scientists to pause the proposed COVID-19 vaccine rollout is a cause for concern.

The following article suggests that Australia’s initial public health goal should be a rapid vaccine rollout and not herd immunity, in order to limit further risk of major illness. In order to achieve a rapid rollout, both the AstraZeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are needed. Recent modelling suggests that vaccination will most likely shift SARS-CoV-2 from a virus causing major disease burden, to a relatively benign coronavirus causing the common cold.

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The Age: We cannot delay vaccine rollout and risk major illness in winter