Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) tours pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca’s Sydney laboratory on Wednesday. Doctors say the vaccine’s safety cannot be guaranteed as it has been tested for less than two years when the industry average is 10 years
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Doctors warn coronavirus vaccine testing is rushed and can’t guarantee safety
Vaccines normally take up to 15 years to approve, the average is 10 years
Pharmaceutical giants race to be the first with a covid vaccine in under 2 years
Australians could face being banned from work or travelling for refusing jab
Doctors warn the government not to make the ‘rushed’ vaccine compulsory
More than 100 vaccine candidates studied worldwide, at least 10 in clinical trials
By ALISON BEVEGE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
PUBLISHED: 13:25 BST, 23 August 2020 | UPDATED: 13:30 BST, 23 August 2020
Doctors have warned a coronavirus vaccine may create dangerous side-effects and argued against a ‘no jab, no play’ policy.
Vaccine development is typically a long and complex process that can take up to 15 years.
Because of the urgency of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers are fast-tracking their testing, hoping to produce a safe and effective innoculation by next year…
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has locked in a deal with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to secure a potential coronavirus vaccine, if its Oxford University phase three trials prove successful.
Australian Medical Association president Omar Korshid said even positive phase three trials would not prove the vaccine candidate is safe.
‘We have to acknowledge it is a rushed approval process and even if the phase three trials on this Oxford vaccine go really well, it’s still not absolutely proven that it is safe, not as proven as is normally the case,’ he told The Age newspaper.
‘That does increase the risk that there might be rare side effects … that we just don’t know about.’
Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has been involved in fast-tracking the testing of the Oxford University candidate vaccine…
Herd immunity means enough people have antibodies to the virus so it cannot spread.
Dr Korshid said Australia’s peak doctors’ association is very supportive of vaccines generally as they have normally been through rigorous and extensive scientific testing.
That cannot be said of the coronavirus vaccine candidates, however, of which more than 100 are in development around the world as scientists, governments and other organisations race to find a vaccine…
He said the Australian Government’s proposal of forcing people to take the AstraZeneca vaccine by tying it to services such as childcare, school or social security payments could not be justified because it had been rushed through clinical trials.
Mr Morrison has said he wants to make an approved vaccine ‘as mandatory as possible’, bu it is not going to be compulsory.
Deputy chief medical officer Nick Coatsworth said possible punishments for unvaccinated people could include not being able to go to restaurants, travel internationally or catch public transport.
Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Colin Pouton told The Age it was important that people should have the right to refuse.
University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Professor Heidi Larson, said it was precisely the ‘no jab, no play’ policies that had sparked the anti-vaccination movement worldwide.
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