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53 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

That's very true. However what we are doing (it seems) is saving everyone's second jab, effectively reserving it in the freezer. This is based upon the fear that supplies will dry up and we won't be able to apply the second jab in 3 weeks time. IMO this is over cautious in the extreme and that caution is absolutely misplaced and a danger. This is because

1) The first jab gives 70%-90% protection

2) Why would the supplies dry up. Even if they did its not an issue as it won't dry up for ever and, even if it did, the first jab has given some good protection.

3) This process is slowing down the whole point of vaccination. If we continue then we are vaccinating 1000 a week to a high standard but leaving 1000 who could have started their protection. I hope to god I am wrong but now its here on Island, some poor devil could be very ill (or worse) just because of this strange approach.

Like you, I reckon some protection is better than no protection at all. Whoever is calling shots (pun not really intended!) on how this is being rolled out would appears to have little faith in the manufacturers or regulators opinion that there is protection from day one.

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22 minutes ago, Out of the blue said:

I have had two family members in the UK get both Pfizer jabs within the 21 days as recommended, so I am not sure the UK are sticking strictly to their amended plan.

I would imagine it might well depend on local counties, how many cases, average age of the population etc unfortunately most of the news we see is all the focus about London & south east, I can imagine Scotland has a very different rollout plan for example.

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8 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

Like you, I reckon some protection is better than no protection at all. Whoever is calling shots (pun not really intended!) on how this is being rolled out would appears to have little faith in the manufacturers or regulators opinion that there is protection from day one.

There was talk last week that even when vaccinated people could potentially carry and spread the virus to others, but they wouldn’t be affected personally, it was almost like the vaccine changes people from Symptomatic to Asymptomatic, that was certainly one concern.

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From the Economist:

”In 1947, New York City vaccinated 5m people against smallpox in 2 weeks”

Bet they didn’t wait for indemnity agreements, or insist on retired nurses completing 18 separate courses before being allowed to give jabs :o

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39 minutes ago, wrighty said:

From the Economist:

”In 1947, New York City vaccinated 5m people against smallpox in 2 weeks”

Bet they didn’t wait for indemnity agreements, or insist on retired nurses completing 18 separate courses before being allowed to give jabs :o

My neighbour (a retired nurse) hasn't even been contacted since she first volunteered her services. Do the DHSC actually have any plans in place at all?????

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1 hour ago, wrighty said:

From the Economist:

”In 1947, New York City vaccinated 5m people against smallpox in 2 weeks”

Bet they didn’t wait for indemnity agreements, or insist on retired nurses completing 18 separate courses before being allowed to give jabs :o

Now there's a thing.... do health authorities use vaccine guns (jet injectors) these days?

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10 minutes ago, dreamon said:

My neighbour (a retired nurse) hasn't even been contacted since she first volunteered her services. Do the DHSC actually have any plans in place at all?????

Come on, they're probably not all back from their hols yet!

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1 hour ago, wrighty said:

From the Economist:

”In 1947, New York City vaccinated 5m people against smallpox in 2 weeks”

Bet they didn’t wait for indemnity agreements, or insist on retired nurses completing 18 separate courses before being allowed to give jabs :o

There wasn't the litigation culture then? (Oh the irony, given it's the States).

Plus it was only 2 years after WW2. People were still used/conditioned to "shit happens" loss of life?

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1 hour ago, dreamon said:

My neighbour (a retired nurse) hasn't even been contacted since she first volunteered her services. Do the DHSC actually have any plans in place at all?????

D.A. said they had enough to carry out jabs in line with availability of vaccine. He said more could offer to cover any “no shows “ or whatever, was my understanding.

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2 hours ago, Annoymouse said:

There was talk last week that even when vaccinated people could potentially carry and spread the virus to others, but they wouldn’t be affected personally, it was almost like the vaccine changes people from Symptomatic to Asymptomatic, that was certainly one concern.

Its only 'possibly'. The experts seem to think kit unlikely but until tested in anger we will not know

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3 hours ago, TheTeapot said:

1) The first jab gives an initial protection with no data to say that it lasts any length of time. We will soon find out.

2) Because there is enormous global demand, bidding wars, manufacturing pressures, because the UK is desperate and may decide they need it, because it is the winter and delivery disruption is entirely possible.

HaHa. You are not thinking this through are you?

There is no data to say the second jab lasts either. How can there be. Its only a few months since it was invented!

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