'Meant to be allies': Greg Norman lashes America over vaccine snub

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Greg Norman (pictured left) smiling during a tournament and US President Joe Biden during a national address.
Greg Norman (pictured left) has called for the US Government to help out their 'allies' and send Australia some unused vaccines. (Getty Images)

Former golfer Greg Norman has hit out at US President Joe Biden over reports America will not send Australia extra vaccines during the Covid-19 crisis.

The Morrison Government recently made a plea to the US to have access to some of its 26 million vaccine doses that are reportedly sitting unused and about to expire.

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However, reporters suggest Prime Minister Scott Morrison's attempts to negotiate with the US government have been unsuccessful.

And this didn't sit well with Norman.

Norman recently announced his intention to return to Australia, which would result in the sale of his $77 million home in Florida as well as a compound in Colorado worth roughly $52 million.

And the reports the US won't be transporting the unused vaccines to Australia sparked a fierce reaction from Norman.

"Living in the States for 40+ yrs I am so dismayed with this article and the fact that little brother has to beg to big brother for unused vaccines about to expire after all we have done in support for eons," he wrote on Instagram.

"We have stood shoulder to shoulder in every war America has fought (except domestic) and this is a war.

"We are meant to be allies. Come on @joebiden @potus @whitehouse help little brother."

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NSW continues to be hit-hard by Covid-19 as Greater Sydney and other areas of the state remain in lockdown.

Melbourne just entered its sixth snap lockdown due to Covid-19.

But, in some good news, Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine has moved a step closer to going into Australians' arms with the medicines regulator giving provisional approval.

Prime Minister Morrison on Monday announced Moderna had been granted Therapeutic Goods Administration provisional approval, joining Pfizer and AstraZeneca in Australia's vaccine armoury.

The government has secured 25 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, including the supply of 10 million doses in 2021 and 15 million doses of its updated variant booster vaccine in 2022.

Greg Norman signal move back to Australia

After building a wildly successful business empire believed to have boosted his net worth to more than $400 million, the affable golfer told the Weekend Australian he's looking to scale things back before returning home.

Norman has previously opened up about plans to downsize his business empire to around half a dozen ventures from the 13 businesses he currently operates, saying he felt he no longer needed the money.

After he and wife Kiki found buyers for their $77 million home in Florida, which Norman built himself, as well as a compound in Colorado worth roughly $52 million, the 'Shark' said he was keen to return home.

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