Morning mail: GPs grapple with vaccine shortfalls, Pfizer’s $34bn revenue, giant Joe Biden

Morning mail: GPs grapple with vaccine shortfalls, Pfizer’s $34bn revenue, giant Joe Biden

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Wednesday: Australian doctors are still struggling to get Covid vaccines. Plus: the photography trick that made the US leader larger than life

Good morning! AstraZeneca supply issues continue to frustrate Australian doctors and, well, most Australians, too. We’ve also got news on some of the plans for the Coalition’s budget.

GPs in Australia are grappling with major vaccine supply shortfalls and are being refused more AstraZeneca doses, despite 1m a week now being manufactured onshore. Guardian Australia spoke with doctors across the country to find out whether early supply issues had eased, but the overwhelming response was that nothing had changed. In many cases, GPs had made direct requests to the federal government for increases to their allotted supply but were rejected. It comes as a survey revealed almost two-thirds of Australians believe the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is not going well. ANU research found that more than half of respondents would be willing to take a “safe and effective” vaccine but eight in 10 are concerned about side-effects.

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