Don't believe the haters: Australia's vax rollout is world leading

The nation will soon overtake Israel and the UK in first-dose coverage despite the naysayers

There's a famous Australian poem called 'Said Hanrahan', written by a Roman Catholic priest, in which the titular protagonist keeps declaring "We'll all be rooned", meaning ruined or stuffed.


First, he's worried about a drought. Then the rains arrive, so he's worried about a flood. Predictably, the rains stop, and there's a fantastic crop — so he worries about bushfires.

If he were alive today, he would probably have