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Whittakerr replied on 09/11/2020 12:10

Posted on 09/11/2020 12:10

Some good news. It seems one of the trial vaccines offers 90% protection against the virus. The developers have applied for an emergency approval to use the vaccine by the end of the month. UK has an order in place for 30m doses.

LLM replied on 09/11/2020 15:55

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:43 by EasyT

Surely in general younger fit people are less likely to be affected and are better able to wait.  

And likely in a position where they are more likely to spread the virus. I know 4 very vulnerable people very well. Me, OH, and two very vulnerable daughters due to severe Asthma and Heart condition, I do know others. 

Of those 4 there is only one that I would consider would really be a candidate worth inoculation. That is my youngest with the serious asthma. That is because she is a lone parent of two young lads that rely on her. When they had Flu at start of January she had to wear a medical grade mask most of the time.

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:55

I think you will find that the first will be health workers followed by those over 65 and those with known vulnerabilities.  In fact the Government has indicated it several times.  I hope the four you mention will be early candidates.  

EasyT replied on 09/11/2020 16:21

Posted on 09/11/2020 15:55 by LLM

I think you will find that the first will be health workers followed by those over 65 and those with known vulnerabilities.  In fact the Government has indicated it several times.  I hope the four you mention will be early candidates.  

Posted on 09/11/2020 16:21

What I find and and what I consider to the better option are likely to diverge. I am not swayed by public sentimentality although the government is likely to be.

I would rather those in a more difficult position of avoiding passing on the virus comes first. 

It is very unlikely that I shall have the vaccine but I suspect OH will if offered.

Rocky 2 buckets replied on 09/11/2020 17:11

Posted on 09/11/2020 14:34 by EasyT

In my opinion the decision should not primarily be a medical ethics decision. Rather a governmental policy decision aimed primarily at maintaining hospital provisions and, more importantly, reducing the spread.

Posted on 09/11/2020 17:11

It is a govt policy decision, it’s the govt who are deciding who gets itπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™‚

LLM replied on 09/11/2020 17:21

Posted on 09/11/2020 17:11 by Rocky 2 buckets

It is a govt policy decision, it’s the govt who are deciding who gets itπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™‚

Posted on 09/11/2020 17:21

I agree.  The medics advise and the government decides. 

EasyT I assume there will be no compulsion so the choice will be yours.  

JVT has just said the theme of age being the highest priority is most likely.  

EasyT replied on 09/11/2020 18:14

Posted on 09/11/2020 17:21 by LLM

I agree.  The medics advise and the government decides. 

EasyT I assume there will be no compulsion so the choice will be yours.  

JVT has just said the theme of age being the highest priority is most likely.  

Posted on 09/11/2020 18:14

Indeed so but in my personal opinion it is more important6 to reduce the numbers carrying the disease than to save individual lives. I agree front line staff should be first. 

The government will be swayed by making more popular choice as they have been in the past and will no doubt do in the future. 

Of course there will be no compulsion to take up the vaccine and I am pretty certain of my choice not to be vaccinated. I very much doubt that at 68 years of age with high blood pressure and diabetic that I would be given the choice within the next 6 months in any event when I am likely to refuse anyway. 

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