Conflicts of Interest in Australia's COVID-19 Response

Individuals

Dr. Katie Attwell

Dr. Katie Attwell is a member of the Immunisation Coalition, which is funded by vaccine/pharmaceutical manufacturers Pfizer, Roche, CSL, Seqirus, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Merck, as well as Google.1) She is also part of a team conducting an evaluation of the “I Immunize” campaign, funded through an unrestricted grant from vaccine manufacturer Sanofi-Pasteur.2)

Prof. Ian Barr

Professor Ian Barr is Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza at the Doherty Institute, where he has had over 35 years' experience in biological research and development in academic institutions and at CSL on various topics such as vaccine development.3) In 2007, and then from 2015-2016, Barr was on the Advisory Group of Experts for WHO Consultations on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines.4) Member of the Immunisation Coalition.

Dr. Tony Bartone

  • Member of the Immunisation Coalition, which is funded by vaccine/pharmaceutical manufacturers Pfizer, Apotex, Roche, CSL/Seqirus, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Merck, as well as Google.5)

Prof. Christopher Blyth

  • Co-chair of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI).6) Refer to ATAGI section below for detailed COI.
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Immunisation Coalition. (2020, December 14). About Us. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://web.archive.org/web/20210303185121/https://www.immunisationcoalition.org.au/about-us/
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Fisher, C., Attwell, K., & Wise, M. J. (2014, January 29). Vaccinations are a vital part of ethical ‘alternative’ lifestyles. The Conversation. Retrieved December 5, 2021, from https://theconversation.com/vaccinations-are-a-vital-part-of-ethical-alternative-lifestyles-22385
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Doherty Institute. Professor Ian Barr. Retrieved December 6, 2021, from https://www.doherty.edu.au/people/dr-ian-barr
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World Health Organization. (2020, August 25). WHO Consultations on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines. Retrieved December 6, 2021, from https://proxy-redirect.netlify.app/influenza/vaccines/virus/temporary_advisors_home/en/
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Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). (2017, December 15). Australian Government Department of Health. https://www.health.gov.au/committees-and-groups/australian-technical-advisory-group-on-immunisation-atagi#members
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