Covid Vaccine - Temporarily locked

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 19/01/2021 17:00

Posted on 19/01/2021 16:36 by Cornersteady

But if too many fire fighters are ill then what happens when there is a fire?

Posted on 19/01/2021 17:00

Based upon the current information regarding how SARS-CoV-2 affects younger age people is that likely?

JVB66 replied on 19/01/2021 17:19

Posted on 19/01/2021 17:00 by LLM

Based upon the current information regarding how SARS-CoV-2 affects younger age people is that likely?

Posted on 19/01/2021 17:19

According to reports from hospitals struggling to cope the majority of latest covid infected patients they are 50yrs and below

LLM replied on 19/01/2021 17:38

Posted on 19/01/2021 17:19 by JVB66

According to reports from hospitals struggling to cope the majority of latest covid infected patients they are 50yrs and below

Posted on 19/01/2021 17:38

There is a certain logic to that as so many of those in the old age ranges are keeping out of harms way whereas those of that age range are not.  

Bakers2 replied on 19/01/2021 17:51

Posted on 19/01/2021 17:38 by LLM

There is a certain logic to that as so many of those in the old age ranges are keeping out of harms way whereas those of that age range are not.  

Posted on 19/01/2021 17:51

And a lot of those will be 'frontline' folk who HAVE to work amongst Joe public, shopworkers, teachers, police, medical, posties, refuse collectors - our area has a large outbreak among postal staff and gritter drivers who are often refuse drivers.

Personally I would love these folk to be vaccinated as I wouldn't want to live without their services! We fall into the category of choosing to mix if we want to they don't.

LLM replied on 19/01/2021 18:05

Posted on 19/01/2021 17:51 by Bakers2

And a lot of those will be 'frontline' folk who HAVE to work amongst Joe public, shopworkers, teachers, police, medical, posties, refuse collectors - our area has a large outbreak among postal staff and gritter drivers who are often refuse drivers.

Personally I would love these folk to be vaccinated as I wouldn't want to live without their services! We fall into the category of choosing to mix if we want to they don't.

Posted on 19/01/2021 18:05

Current evidence strongly indicates that the single greatest risk of mortality from COVID-19 is increasing age and that the risk increases exponentially with age. 

Mathematical modelling indicates that the optimal strategy for minimising future deaths or quality adjusted life year (QALY) losses is to offer vaccination to older age groups first.

These models assume an available vaccine is both safe and effective in older adults. Data also indicates that the absolute risk of mortality is higher in those over 65 years than that seen in the majority of younger adults with an underlying health condition. Accordingly, the committee’s advice prioritises based on age.

I much prefer to accept the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) than any self-interest group.  

Takethedogalong replied on 19/01/2021 18:30

Posted on 19/01/2021 15:44 by MikeyA

If it was my responsibility to set out out the priority list it would be as follows:

NHS workers on the front line - high chance that contacts already have Covid]

Police on the frontline - having frequently to deal with the dregs of society who can be "in your face"

Shop workers - meeting hundreds of different workers every day

Teachers  seeing a large number everyday but likely to be the same ones

Fire fighters - towards the back of any list as probably don't have much contact with the public whilst fighting fires

Posted on 19/01/2021 18:30

Hope Firefighters don’t breath on all those they drag out of crushed cars, rescue from floods, all those they help stuck in baths, other similar emergencies. You’d ruddy well want one damn quick if your legs were crushed in a car smash I can tell you, or your house is flooding😡

They work in the community as well, you know, in and out of vulnerable folks homes, fitting smoke alarms, carrying out fire safety checks, ensuring events, buildings etc.... are safe. Many are driving ambulances, helping at vaccination centres

I gasp at some folks ignorance at times, honestly. (Unless of course I have got the wrong end of the stick and you are joking rather than being ignorant......🤷‍♀️)

If this pandemic has shown us anything, it’s about how undervalued and underpaid some very essential workers indeed have been. Country would have ground to a halt without delivery vehicle drivers, hospital cleaners, refuse collectors etc.....

https://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2020/12/09/firefighters-ready-help-deliver-vaccines-and-assist-test-and-trace-covid-19

 

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