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Martin Bail, Federal

On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be receiving the efficacious Pfizer vaccine.

Unlike him I will be offered the inferior AstraZeneca vaccine, even though I am 16 years older, and at increased risk of COVID-19. Why should I take AstraZeneca while the PM fails to lead by example by taking Pfizer?

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  1. Martin, valid point made. Out of all the vaccines of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, Novavax, Sinovax, Sputnik V, AstraZeneca it is AstraZeneca that is the least efficacious – the 7th rate vaccine! And wouldn’t you know it, it the one that ScottyfromMarketing will be making available for most Australians. And big questions are being asked about the effectiveness of AstraZeneca against Covid ‘mutant strains’. But ScottyfromMarketing can keep smirking away, he got his Pfizer, the ‘Gold Standard’ vaccine.

  2. Keith – the ‘truth serum would curdle ‘. AstraZeneca would cost less & is to be given to the ‘mugs’ ie us.
    I won’t take it until crap-for-brains tries to grow up & be a human. At almost 76 I know enough. The
    stuff is ‘cheaper’… no & I’m of no loss.


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