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Scott Morrison declares Covid-19 vaccines will allow us to return to normal

Scott Morrison declares Covid-19 vaccines will allow us to return to normal and live alongside the virus like we do with fluBy Charlie

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Scott Morrison declares Covid-19 vaccines will allow us to return to normal and live alongside the virus like we do with flu

Scott Morrison has declared Covid-19 vaccines will allow the country to remove social distancing restrictions and return to normal.

The prime minster said the vaccines are extremely effective at reducing severe disease, meaning the number of coronavirus cases will not matter when most people are vaccinated. 

Once Covid-19 is made less deadly by the vaccines, then it can be considered like flu and other viruses which do not require lockdowns and social distancing, he said. 

The prime minster said the vaccines are extremely effective at reducing severe disease, meaning the number of coronavirus cases will not matter once everyone is vaccinated

The prime minster said the vaccines are extremely effective at reducing severe disease, meaning the number of coronavirus cases will not matter once everyone is vaccinated

‘Now, when you reduce significantly the impact on severe disease – and, indeed, fatalities that result from that severe disease – there is the potential that the virus can, over time, be considered in a very similar way to other viruses that are in the community,’ Mr Morrison told reporters after a National Cabinet meeting on Friday.

‘So, the point is that the vaccination program, over months, as it’s rolled out, can change the nature of how Australia then manages the virus,’ he explained.

‘It’s less then about cases as it is about presentations at ICU or seeking significant treatment.’ 

There are currently only nine people in hospital with Covid-19 in Australia, and no-one in intensive care. 

Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines which Australia plans to roll out in March are 100 per cent effective at reducing severe disease. 

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