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.

Takethedogalong replied on 19/01/2021 18:43

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 18:43

What makes you think all firefighters are youngsters LLM? My BIL isn’t far off 60, he’s still front line, driving an engine, walking into danger, etc..... They have struggled at times to get a full shift on duty because so many have had symptoms. The younger ones as well.

Bakers2 replied on 19/01/2021 19:01

Posted on 19/01/2021 19:01

In Essex and Suffolk Coastguards are being used to help the ambulance staff and they're volunteers.

I know our fireman are driving ambulances to help.

I do think some folk have no idea how the public service workers are treated and paid. They assume they're on large salaries good conditions and great pensions. That has never been my experience, but there are a few who manage that as in any walk of life 😡🤬. 

We'd be in a fine mess without lots of folk who hold down a fulltime job on really poor pay 😤😤😤

MikeyA replied on 19/01/2021 19:13

Posted on 19/01/2021 18:36 by JillwithaJay

Just for those who think the firefighters only put fires out and should be low down on the list. wink 


Posted on 19/01/2021 19:13

 Nice story JWJ but they obviously had no fires to put out!

But seriously, whoever has to decide which category should have priority over possibly equally deserving causes, you can guarantee not everyone will agree with their decision. My heirarchy of categories would be simply based on who is more likely to be in contact with a carrier on a daily basis.

 

LLM replied on 19/01/2021 19:20

Posted on 19/01/2021 19:13 by MikeyA

 Nice story JWJ but they obviously had no fires to put out!

But seriously, whoever has to decide which category should have priority over possibly equally deserving causes, you can guarantee not everyone will agree with their decision. My heirarchy of categories would be simply based on who is more likely to be in contact with a carrier on a daily basis.

 

Posted on 19/01/2021 19:20

My priority will always be those most likely to die or get so seriously ill that they will put extra pressure on the NHS, now and in the future.  Fortunately that is the priority that the government has chosen.  

LLM replied on 19/01/2021 19:24

Posted on 19/01/2021 18:43 by Takethedogalong

What makes you think all firefighters are youngsters LLM? My BIL isn’t far off 60, he’s still front line, driving an engine, walking into danger, etc..... They have struggled at times to get a full shift on duty because so many have had symptoms. The younger ones as well.

Posted on 19/01/2021 19:24

I appreciate that there are old firefighters.  However, can you explain to me how giving them the vaccine will prevent so many having symptoms?

moulesy replied on 19/01/2021 19:45

Posted on 19/01/2021 19:20 by LLM

My priority will always be those most likely to die or get so seriously ill that they will put extra pressure on the NHS, now and in the future.  Fortunately that is the priority that the government has chosen.  

Posted on 19/01/2021 19:45

Well you're changing your tune a bit there, LLM, if you don’t mind me pointing that out. The government has chosen, rightly, to prioritise the well publicised 9 priority groups "at present". (Your words). I don't think anyone has disagreed with that. The discussion is surely about  who to prioritise once those groups have been completed. 

Tammygirl replied on 19/01/2021 19:52

Posted on 19/01/2021 19:52

Lets not forget the Armed Forces, they have helped out throughout the pandemic.

The majority of them having to be away from their families at a time when they are needed at home.

Working long hours doing covid testing, without all the PPE just a face mask and plastic apron.

Now they are setting up vaccination centres all around the UK

Some are now deployed into hospitals helping the NHS with the unprecedented numbers of people needing hospital care.

Will they get a Covid jab?

Lets also not forget that on Christmas Eve many soldiers were deployed to Dover to run the testing of truck drivers who were stuck at the port.

These soldiers did not spend Christmas day with their families they worked long hours, they did not complain that they couldn't travel the length and breadth of the country to see their loved ones, they just did as they were asked and got on with the job, as they always have done and always will do. 

So if we are to make a list of people that SHOULD be getting a vaccination then my vote is for the Armed Forces who are helping out.

LLM replied on 19/01/2021 19:55

Posted on 19/01/2021 19:45 by moulesy

Well you're changing your tune a bit there, LLM, if you don’t mind me pointing that out. The government has chosen, rightly, to prioritise the well publicised 9 priority groups "at present". (Your words). I don't think anyone has disagreed with that. The discussion is surely about  who to prioritise once those groups have been completed. 

Posted on 19/01/2021 19:55

Now that is you changing you tune.  I have consistently said that we should stick to the priorities set by the Government and still say that no self-interest group should be allowed to jump the queue.  If you go back to page three I even post a link to the then applicable document / list.  

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