Albanese to host US-style Center for Disease Control in Australia

Australia’s prime minister has indicated the government is looking to fund a new US-style center for disease control in the country.

— At the national ministerial meeting on August 5, “I have spoken with at least two prime ministers. They want to find out where it is.”

“We will fund our commitment in the October budget.”

Albanese said establishing a new Australian version of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was a campaign promise for workers and would “improve pandemic preparedness and response.”

Like other countries, the center will also play a role in preventing future outbreaks of chronic diseases and infectious diseases, he said.

“Global connectivity and environmental factors ensure future pandemics,” he said.

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Headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, September 30, 2014. (Tami Chappell/Reuters)

data monitoring

In Albanese’s 2020 election speech, he said a key function of Australia’s CDC is to employ surveillance experts and systems to monitor current and emerging threats.

The US CDC has been working on vaccine safety surveillance to detect adverse events occurring at a higher than expected rate since the COVID-19 vaccine was used.

But Public Health failed to produce the information it said it would produce, such as a weekly table of all reports of adverse events after COVID-19 vaccination.

For example, the CDC claims that the link between myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) and the COVID-19 vaccine will not be known until October 2021.

However, no abstractions or reports were available because “there was no known link between myocarditis and mRNA COVID-19 vaccination at the time,” CDC records officer Roger Ando. told the epoch.

Officials later admitted that by June 2021, data began to show a link between the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine and heart inflammation.

“Additional data accumulated over the following months, ultimately leading to the conclusion that causation indeed existed. Such conclusions, however, take time to accumulate and analyze. I did,” said a spokesperson.

Jesse Chan


Jessie Zhang is a Sydney-based reporter covering Australian news with a focus on health and the environment. Please contact her at [email protected]

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