Should Australia fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine to quash the latest outbreak?

Experts, including ANU's Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake, are debating the best way forward
Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake.

Suggestions Australia should fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine to ringfence current outbreaks in NSW and Victoria are dividing infectious diseases experts.

Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly has spent several days fending off calls to fast-track approval of a pandemic vaccine, saying that, unlike the US and UK, Australia doesn’t have a legal mechanism for ‘emergency authorisation’.