Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has appeared on breakfast television to voice her concerns over plans to make a COVID-19 vaccine available for Australians should overseas trial prove successful.
“There is nothing worse than it being out there and having been experimented within five or seven years,” Ms Lambie told Today.
“This is going to happen really, really quickly, apparently so what is the unintended consequences? What are the long-term effects if there are any? These are the things we have got to face.
“Usually most of these drugs to get through take seven or 10 years for testing.
“If you are going to throw something out there it bothers me. I would prefer not to but I guess we will see how it all pans out.”
Prime Minister, Scott Morrison yesterday announced that Australia had reached an agreement with a British pharmaceutical company to secure 25 million doses of the potential vaccine, proclaiming yesterday as “a day of hope” for the world.