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Slow Vaccine Rollout Could Keep Australia Isolated Into 2022

  • After success in containing Covid-19, nation stumbles on shots
  • Morrison under fire as slow rollout means borders stay closed
A doctor sits in the recovery area of the post-vaccination room at Austin Hospital in Melbourne, on Feb. 22.
A doctor sits in the recovery area of the post-vaccination room at Austin Hospital in Melbourne, on Feb. 22.Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg
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While much of the world contends with a surge in Covid-19 cases, Australia takes another big step toward normality this weekend when about 100,000 football fans will gather in the nation’s largest sports stadium, without having to wear masks.