Covid-19: Oxford vaccine rolled out to hundreds of GP sites in England
07/01/2021 | news | health | 823
It comes amid concerns of hospitals being overwhelmed and delays in vaccine delivery.
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07/01/2021 13:35:47 43 30
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I hope the government can get on with this quickly and sensibly.

Bojo tends to prefer making world-beating, jingoistic claims about the Covid vaccine whilst his actual handling of the crisis so far has been shambolic.
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07/01/2021 13:40:59 28 13
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They can only go as fast as the MHRA goes. MHRA needs to test and approve every batch before it is made available for injection. You can have 4 million doctors/nurses waiting to do the injections but if there is no vaccine then its a waste of time. Horse before cart please.....although Starmer will continue to say 24x7 now!
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07/01/2021 14:44:19 1 0
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Rubbish
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07/01/2021 13:36:53 15 14
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I'm sure everything that happens now with the vaccine will be "world beating", right ?
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07/01/2021 13:44:40 3 4
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Everything except the rollout. Based on past experience most people will get it in 2023.
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07/01/2021 13:37:07 54 31
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Jonathan Ashworth - a guy who thanks his lucky stars that Labour didn't win the last election.
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07/01/2021 13:41:09 55 28
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Along with millions of others.
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07/01/2021 13:56:19 9 1
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I'm pleased too.
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07/01/2021 13:58:28 5 13
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Why is that? Could not be any worse than this shower of incompetents. Late on everything, U-turns, billions wasted on track and trace and useless PPE etc etc
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07/01/2021 15:11:24 2 2
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Jonathon Ashworth - the man who just sits there making snide comments through gritted teeth. Why doesn't he do something positive for a change. A typical back seat driver.
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07/01/2021 13:39:18 45 6
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Let’s just follow the guidelines and rules and give the vaccine time to be rolled out. The science is incredible but it needs our help.
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07/01/2021 14:01:09 12 10
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yeah the science says test at borders
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07/01/2021 13:39:24 23 12
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Hearing too many reports of all the delivery delays being experienced by GP surgeries of the Oxford-AstraZenica vaccine, including (embarrassingly) the surgery Hancock went to this morning for his photo opp, which has had its supply delayed by 24hrs! Oooops!??
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07/01/2021 13:44:01 9 3
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I wonder how that delay happened :-|
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07/01/2021 13:42:38 2 3
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Did he pretend to cry on TV again?
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AMc
07/01/2021 14:19:35 5 0
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yep, pretty sure there will be challenges, keep calm Slim, you're back in the real world now. I'm sure you've never been late for anything have you.
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07/01/2021 13:39:49 5 1
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Hys dips it's toe in the water.
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07/01/2021 13:40:02 79 37
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The UK has vaccinated 1.3 million. French 7,000, Germans 300k because the programme is in the hands of the EU. What's that about 'remind me of the benefits of leaving the EU again?'
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07/01/2021 13:42:25 24 77
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You get to be a guinea pig for the rest of the world?
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07/01/2021 13:43:30 21 29
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So we had to have a global pandemic that's killed UK citizens & virtually crippled the NHS, for you to be able to highlight a solitary benefit of Brexit! Wow, so worth it!??
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07/01/2021 13:48:18 18 20
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Is that because of the extra £350m p/w for the NHS?

Or because the European Medicines Agency left London for Amsterdam, taking with it hundreds of skilled jobs?

Or is it because Brexiteers cling on to any scrap of nonsense to justify their poor decision making?
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07/01/2021 13:48:23 13 8
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The UK's own medicines regulator, the MHRA, chief executive, Dr June Raine, said "we have been able to authorise the supply of this vaccine using provisions under European law, which exist until 1 January".

Nice try at BS though.
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07/01/2021 13:42:00 10 7
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Vaccination has nothing whatsoever to do with the "hands of the EU".
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07/01/2021 14:02:18 15 11
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All EU did was take money from UK and build East Europe up with it
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07/01/2021 14:04:04 6 18
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If you think leaving the EU has benefited us, where's the £350 million a week that was promised for the NHS then?

It's all gone to pay the EU for the Brexit divorce bill. Still think that political ideology is a price worth paying when we have the worst death rate in Europe?
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07/01/2021 14:34:20 4 5
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It has now been proven that Brexit was the CORRECT decision.

The whole world can see it.
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07/01/2021 14:44:35 3 0
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the programme is not in the "hands of the EU" this is being done, as in UK at the level of National Govt. The difference is that the citizens of these countries blame their Govt when things don't work and the UK citizens frequently blamed the EU for their own Govt failings.
The Brexit BONUS is that now you know clearly in the future who to blame.
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07/01/2021 15:40:00 0 0
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Hang on sonny the UK had it a month ago.. Text back in a few weeks, bet we know the answer..
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07/01/2021 16:08:36 0 0
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What benefits of leaving the EU ?
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07/01/2021 20:33:17 1 0
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And so what? Why do you have to compare figures with other European countries? Does it give you a sense of pride? Why don't you compare the number of daily infections and daily deaths? Who is doing better?
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08/01/2021 12:16:13 0 0
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The EU have bought millions of doses of the Moderna vaccine, because we left the EU we will not get our share. We could have joined the scheme, but we declined. Now have to wait until April for some of the Moderna vaccine, thus slowing down the roll out in the UK.
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07/01/2021 13:40:10 26 10
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At 2 million jabs a week it take the majority of the year to get most of the country vaccinated, given one has to have 2 jabs.
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07/01/2021 13:43:58 7 16
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The vaccines are made there. UK Gov wasn’t interested in giving tax breaks to manufacturers as in Ireland. One wrong turn and we run out quickly. Remember what Hancock’s GP visit demonstrated this morning. The vaccine was approved here over a week ago but wasn’t distributed. Ask yourself, why?
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07/01/2021 13:44:06 6 3
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The whole country doesn't need to be vaccinated. Just the ones at highest risk of death and hospitalisation. From that point, everyone else can pretty much move back to normal.

No evidence the vaccine actually stops you catching it or spreading it, it's there to prevent serious complications. So if you're a low risk person anyway, the vaccine won't do much for you.
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07/01/2021 13:45:39 3 3
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So? Your point is what.
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07/01/2021 14:00:47 0 4
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school kids that spread it the most then also international travel
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07/01/2021 14:02:44 2 0
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True but if all goes to plan in ~7 weeks the most vulnerable people have had their first dose and they account for >80% of hospital admissions and deaths. The remainder of the rollout is one of diminishing returns. Also such has been the spread in the UK already, there should be reasonable immunity in the community already?
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07/01/2021 13:40:22 15 7
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I do not like this carped at from the sidelines, the lack of understanding of how a supply chain works when its under maximum pressure. You cannot have exact volumes of delivery known weeks in advance, way to many variables, you have to go into escalation management and review each day to update the delivery forecast daily and then provide flexibility at point of delivery to manage fluctuation.
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07/01/2021 13:44:03 8 2
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Yes but facts like that don’t allow Labour to carp from the sidelines. If they are so good they publish their plan for all to see. Fact is they have no better idea than anybody else. And now they are offering the Unions!! Help us please to keep them away.
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07/01/2021 13:56:35 1 5
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They have had months to plan for this and come up with contingencies/ mobilise armed forces.
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07/01/2021 13:40:47 65 7
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Let's hope the pandemic will be over with the arrival of new vaccines. More importantly, keeping personal hygiene and avoiding crowded public places will be key.
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07/01/2021 13:55:23 22 15
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Will the dirty sods who use public loos (and presumably their own) and fail to wash hands afterwards change their habits? Probably not.
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07/01/2021 13:58:50 7 5
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all this while Boris doesn't make decision to test people coming into UK
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07/01/2021 14:12:53 4 0
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Lets hope? Our own PM didn't sound to optimistic about it and there is no other route out on the table. If the vaccine doesn't work or the virus mutates and doesn't work then what's the solution. Because at the moment all eggs are in that basket so I hope there's more than hope about this plan.

And I can get behind the personal hygiene but avoid crowded public places? What, forever?
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07/01/2021 13:35:47 43 30
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I hope the government can get on with this quickly and sensibly.

Bojo tends to prefer making world-beating, jingoistic claims about the Covid vaccine whilst his actual handling of the crisis so far has been shambolic.
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07/01/2021 13:40:59 28 13
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They can only go as fast as the MHRA goes. MHRA needs to test and approve every batch before it is made available for injection. You can have 4 million doctors/nurses waiting to do the injections but if there is no vaccine then its a waste of time. Horse before cart please.....although Starmer will continue to say 24x7 now!
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07/01/2021 13:45:30 6 1
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I'd still expect it to take at least a year.
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07/01/2021 15:53:21 0 0
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Check they have the horse connected to the cart first.
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07/01/2021 13:37:07 54 31
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Jonathan Ashworth - a guy who thanks his lucky stars that Labour didn't win the last election.
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07/01/2021 13:41:09 55 28
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Along with millions of others.
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07/01/2021 13:52:15 5 13
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That's millions of deluded people then. Even Corbin would have struggled to have handled this as badly as Bojo and his merry band of clueless fools.
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07/01/2021 13:59:03 5 8
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Whataboutery and deflection worthy of a Trump supporter
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07/01/2021 13:42:06 44 12
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At this rate things won't be back to normal this year. Just manage your expectations to avoid disappointment.
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07/01/2021 14:19:00 12 3
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Normal wont happen until almost everyone has the vaccine. This will take a year and relies on it continuing to work with the new variants. There is no plan B, so you are right to have low expectations.
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07/01/2021 18:59:37 0 0
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well they won't if you don't have covid tests at airports
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07/01/2021 13:42:11 4 5
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FT - UK economy set to be one of the last to recover from pandemic

This should not be so. This once in a century event requires a once in a century response becauase that is how long we have to pay for it.

The next 100 years. This is good news.

12 new regional health centre's please with 30, 000 acute care beds.

The buildings will cost £2.5 bn. Based on the Welsh Lakeland unit.
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07/01/2021 14:27:42 0 0
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We will be one of the last to recover as we are predominantly a service economy, hit harder than manufacturing.
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07/01/2021 13:42:15 10 6
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So cat6: has changed from underlying health conditions to serious underlying health conditions.
So where do people with "health conditions " stand now?
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07/01/2021 13:44:01 8 1
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Further down the list no doubt!??
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07/01/2021 13:55:00 0 0
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It IS a very grey and with people from younger age groups with no health issues getting seriously ill, it is very worrying for those at risk.
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07/01/2021 14:15:51 0 1
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You will be right after Little Mix.
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Bob
07/01/2021 14:40:43 1 0
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The wording changed, but the conditions that put you in that group didn't. They just strengthened the wording, probably to stop people thinking 'oh but I have a condition'.
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07/01/2021 13:40:02 79 37
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The UK has vaccinated 1.3 million. French 7,000, Germans 300k because the programme is in the hands of the EU. What's that about 'remind me of the benefits of leaving the EU again?'
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07/01/2021 13:42:25 24 77
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You get to be a guinea pig for the rest of the world?
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07/01/2021 13:47:36 18 7
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Sad individual
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07/01/2021 14:20:39 4 1
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Oh yes. It can't be that the UK is doing well. Must be that we are using a poor vaccine. Rightho!
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07/01/2021 18:59:05 1 0
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all the vaccine rollouts are emergency so its still going through phase 3 test trials
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07/01/2021 13:39:43 7 14
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On a day when the government couldn't get the vaccine to a Matt Hancock photo op Keir Starmer decides to give up being leader of the opposition and become a full time Tory cheerleader.

If he really wants to help the country he could give his salary for the last year to the NHS and resign.
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07/01/2021 13:46:13 10 1
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Hancock appears to have been stitched up. A fifth column by looks of things as that shouldn’t have happened.

Starmer has to support this drive. We all do. It’s not being a Tory cheerleader to want this target to be hit or exceeded
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07/01/2021 13:50:05 2 3
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Is pulling together at a time of national crisis really the same as "becoming a Tory cheerleader"? How does carping from the sidelines help?
Thank goodness we got rid of Corbyn who would now be focused on blocking all government action out of sheer dogma.
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07/01/2021 13:42:35 32 20
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GPs have been hiding away behind locked surgery doors for 11 months refusing to see anyone while their hospital based colleagues do all the work and take all the risks.

Time for GPs to step up and do their bit.
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07/01/2021 13:48:48 13 5
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You should have written to your MP & local health trust to complain! Our GP surgery has remained open & access to GPs hasn't been an issue!??
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07/01/2021 13:51:47 9 4
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GPs have been at work - doing phone or online consultations where possible, and seeing people face-to-face where indicated. This has avoided crowded waiting rooms and made surgeries safer for people who do need to be examined and seen face-to-face.
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07/01/2021 13:48:55 8 2
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Disgraceful comment !

If that’s what your GP has been doing I would change practice ASAP.

I have never seen our GPs working harder. No overtime payments like hospital doctors, they keep going until the job is done.
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07/01/2021 15:33:00 5 0
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On the basis that my wife (GP) took on a further 1.5 days work per week (Sat morn being the .5)... is part of a proactive clinicians network (self created) trying to continue care (she gets around 150 msg's per day), got a text at 10pm one night asking if she could come in at 9am the next morning (her day off) to administer vaccine which would otherwise be wasted...

I don't recognise your view!
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07/01/2021 17:55:30 2 0
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Not all GPS are hiding behind closed doors we have been working from the beginning + doing the work for hospitals so they can do telephone consultations !!!!! + have had everything in place for the Covid vaccine but no supply until today !!!!!!!
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07/01/2021 13:42:36 67 16
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Do people who come on here just to moan get some sort of "high" from doing so?
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07/01/2021 13:44:20 60 6
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Yes, they do
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07/01/2021 13:49:44 10 9
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Yet here you are moaning about people moaning, with no sense of irony.
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07/01/2021 13:53:05 8 7
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Don't know, do you get a "high" from moaning about people moaning?
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07/01/2021 14:36:26 3 0
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no 99% of people are not on here...just the 1% who like to moan.
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07/01/2021 14:36:09 4 5
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They do - disgruntled remain voters and the Far Left in the main. Still can’t accept the result of democratic votes.
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07/01/2021 15:34:09 0 0
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Do you feel better now?
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07/01/2021 16:06:07 0 0
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I was going to ask you?
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ike
07/01/2021 13:42:38 40 19
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Every time I turn the television on there’s someone getting a injection sometimes a few of them, I for one could do without it and think it could put some people off going for vaccinations.
Does a camera crew really have to be in hospitals at this busy and dangerous time getting in the way of staff doing there job.
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07/01/2021 14:42:47 7 4
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Yes, seems ironic that relatives can't visit sick or dying patients, but there's always room for a presenter, sound man and camera crew ...
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07/01/2021 15:50:39 0 0
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Johnson is there too so a TV crew is a must.
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07/01/2021 16:17:42 0 1
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Don't turn the telly on then!
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07/01/2021 19:00:28 0 0
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the presenters don't even wear masks in those locations at times
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08/01/2021 11:07:44 0 0
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Why are so few of those receiving the vaccine wearing masks ? No mask no jab. It’s the very least patients can do.
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07/01/2021 13:43:17 76 21
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Whenever problems arise it always seems to be the govt's fault. They are accountable, but if a manufacturer fails to complete an order for a million vials to store the vaccine in, or if an industrial hospital freezer packs in and takes two weeks to replace, is that really the govt's fault?

Let's hope no such issues occur, but if they do, let's not immediately blame the government for everything.
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07/01/2021 13:47:18 35 59
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It is the Govt who entered into the contract with the "manufacturer"! The Govt should have done due diligence to make sure the "manufacturer" could fulfill their end of the contract! The contract should contain penalties for non-fulfillment! If it doesn't & it goes wrong, then it is the Govts fault!??
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07/01/2021 13:48:53 13 16
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We don't blame the Government for everything. Just for their "world beating" incompetence and poor decision making, which exacerbates the situation.
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07/01/2021 13:48:56 12 9
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It is the way of the bleeding heart liberal apologist woke I’m afraid ??
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07/01/2021 13:46:28 11 13
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Nothing is ever the governments fault.

Maybe if they had locked down when SAGE told them to it would be such an issue?
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07/01/2021 13:51:57 13 11
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If they had show more competence in forward planning/ contingency planning people would have more confidence. However, to date, they have dithered, U-turned and shown poor judgement regarding the crisis. Bad enough with track and trace, but getting the speediest and most efficient roll-out of the vaccines is critical; Every day wasted will cost lives.
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07/01/2021 13:56:28 8 18
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Many people died because the TORIES defunded PCR testing equipment even after they were told that a pandemic was highly likely.

This was the real reason we had no test kits for months, as the manufacturers would only sell to the countries that had the equipment to use them.

That type of wilful incompetence is why they are not trusted.

Source: My partner works for a Covid test kit manufacturer.
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07/01/2021 13:57:16 6 7
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The job of government should not be just about placing orders, but doing detailed work to ensure manufacturers have what it takes to deliver all orders on time and to the desired standards
Of course there will always be some occasions when things go wrong, but competent business people work to ensure back up systems are in place to cater for such happenings
Competent government should assure this
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07/01/2021 14:10:04 2 8
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The government sending millions of kids, staff and parents back to school for ONE day shows exactly how competent the government is. A huge death toll compared to our neighbours in most of Europe shows how competent the government is. £12B on a shoddy track and trace system that doesn't work properly, but profits private interests. Repeated failure to follow SAGE. Why are you defending them?
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07/01/2021 14:17:03 2 7
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I absolutely do find the Government accountable. They have had 8 months to plan for this. They also have failed to provide enough NHS capacity for the winter spike when it was obvious this would come. Pharma 10/10. SAGE 0/10
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07/01/2021 14:22:48 1 2
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? Let's just bother with government then ?!
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07/01/2021 14:27:54 1 3
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No one would hold the government responsible for delays in the supply chain. What is intolerable is that their default response to every positive development is to exaggerate their achievement. Just get on with things quietly and efficiently. Egg on the face isn't a good look.
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07/01/2021 14:36:44 4 1
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Yeah, nobody denies that the government is at fault with a lot of things, but the last thing we need is a load of flatulant talking heads with the benefit of 20:20 hindsight moaning on and on incessantly about how the government is to blame for everything that has gone wrong. It doesn't exactly do much to promote national unity. And we do all want national unity... ummm... don't we?
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07/01/2021 14:45:59 1 2
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Boris fault he has kept borders open for travel
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07/01/2021 18:40:20 0 0
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the vaccine manufacturers are exempt from prosecution if any side effects happen
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07/01/2021 13:40:02 79 37
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The UK has vaccinated 1.3 million. French 7,000, Germans 300k because the programme is in the hands of the EU. What's that about 'remind me of the benefits of leaving the EU again?'
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07/01/2021 13:43:30 21 29
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So we had to have a global pandemic that's killed UK citizens & virtually crippled the NHS, for you to be able to highlight a solitary benefit of Brexit! Wow, so worth it!??
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07/01/2021 13:43:37 59 3
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Good news from BBC!!!!
Thank goodness for scientists and the NHS.
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07/01/2021 14:06:36 8 59
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scientist yes but the developed worlds most rubbish health care system - not so sure

privatise now!
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07/01/2021 18:56:54 0 0
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America says UK healthcare system is rubbish . UK says America healthcare system is rubbish

What i know is the NHS pays loads of over priced America cutting edge drugs and treatments. Hope Britain keeps its pharmaceutical industry its the most valued thing more than the NHS
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07/01/2021 13:43:46 11 10
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In WW2, the quick planning and logistics put into place aided the production and delivery of thousands of planes in quick time. Factories were re-purposed and metal from railings were turned into planes. The government of the day pulled out all the stops to protect us. The government of today are dads army in comparison. Infact, that's probably an insult to dads army they are so incompetent.
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07/01/2021 13:52:29 4 3
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Metal from railings was dumped at sea, it was purely propaganda!
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07/01/2021 14:15:10 2 0
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Grow up and get over ww2
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07/01/2021 13:40:10 26 10
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At 2 million jabs a week it take the majority of the year to get most of the country vaccinated, given one has to have 2 jabs.
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07/01/2021 13:43:58 7 16
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The vaccines are made there. UK Gov wasn’t interested in giving tax breaks to manufacturers as in Ireland. One wrong turn and we run out quickly. Remember what Hancock’s GP visit demonstrated this morning. The vaccine was approved here over a week ago but wasn’t distributed. Ask yourself, why?
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07/01/2021 13:54:50 0 0
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Ireland has only just started today so they could even do their own people how doi know olive in co kerry
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07/01/2021 14:46:21 0 0
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What rubbish you write it was stated that the 385,000 would be delivered this week fro the start
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07/01/2021 13:44:00 3 10
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Misleading headline.
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07/01/2021 13:47:08 6 6
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As always with the BBC these days
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07/01/2021 13:42:15 10 6
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So cat6: has changed from underlying health conditions to serious underlying health conditions.
So where do people with "health conditions " stand now?
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07/01/2021 13:44:01 8 1
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Further down the list no doubt!??
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07/01/2021 13:39:24 23 12
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Hearing too many reports of all the delivery delays being experienced by GP surgeries of the Oxford-AstraZenica vaccine, including (embarrassingly) the surgery Hancock went to this morning for his photo opp, which has had its supply delayed by 24hrs! Oooops!??
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07/01/2021 13:44:01 9 3
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I wonder how that delay happened :-|
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07/01/2021 13:40:10 26 10
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At 2 million jabs a week it take the majority of the year to get most of the country vaccinated, given one has to have 2 jabs.
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07/01/2021 13:44:06 6 3
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The whole country doesn't need to be vaccinated. Just the ones at highest risk of death and hospitalisation. From that point, everyone else can pretty much move back to normal.

No evidence the vaccine actually stops you catching it or spreading it, it's there to prevent serious complications. So if you're a low risk person anyway, the vaccine won't do much for you.
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07/01/2021 14:12:59 4 0
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Not quite, the longer the virus is in wide circulation the more time and chances it has to mutate as we've already seen. Clearly getting the vulnerable done asap is top priority, but everyone needs jabbing as fast as possible.
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07/01/2021 17:28:10 0 0
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There's no evidence that the vaccine doesn't reduce transmission, and strong theoretical reasons to expect that it will.

It just that proving this wasn't the focus of the clinical studies since collecting robust evidence to do so would have slowed things down and wasn't necessary to get the vaccine approved.
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07/01/2021 13:44:12 6 11
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I am in wave 6 so expect to receive my vaccine around August 2022 when we are in lockdown 9
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07/01/2021 13:52:42 4 0
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And with such a positive outlook on life, I hope that is when you get it, or maybe even later.

Om a much cheerier note, I predict that anyone over 60 or vulnerable will have been vaccinated at least once by June this year.

Let's see who's right.
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07/01/2021 13:54:40 0 1
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Me too ????
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07/01/2021 14:28:35 2 0
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More likely may/june 2021
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CJR
07/01/2021 14:42:55 2 0
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Really check out when you can expect it, I am band 8 should have it by November this year. Please all this fake news helps no one
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07/01/2021 13:42:36 67 16
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Do people who come on here just to moan get some sort of "high" from doing so?
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07/01/2021 13:44:20 60 6
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Yes, they do
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07/01/2021 13:57:25 8 1
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Sad and lonely lives.
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07/01/2021 13:44:31 12 7
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It's all well and good but without closing all of the ports and airports all we are doing is importing it again
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07/01/2021 13:48:11 8 15
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No, once you’re vaccinated your immune and there are still no cases of anyone getting it twice
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07/01/2021 13:57:15 5 8
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Oh dear not the airport anti foreigner BS again

Hint the virus us already here

More people spread the virus travelling around uk and not following rules than any visitors from anywhere
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07/01/2021 14:02:56 6 1
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you import in new mutations
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07/01/2021 14:37:05 1 0
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Of course closing all the ports & airports would mean no UK residents could travel abroad for holidays, and none of those currently abroad could return. To have full effect, this would need to continue until the virus is wiped out world-wide. COVID doesn't discriminate between nationalities.
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07/01/2021 13:40:59 28 13
bbc
They can only go as fast as the MHRA goes. MHRA needs to test and approve every batch before it is made available for injection. You can have 4 million doctors/nurses waiting to do the injections but if there is no vaccine then its a waste of time. Horse before cart please.....although Starmer will continue to say 24x7 now!
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07/01/2021 13:45:30 6 1
bbc
I'd still expect it to take at least a year.
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07/01/2021 13:52:04 12 2
bbc
for the whole population yes but we just need to do a 1/4 to take the pressure off the NHS. Boris is awful but Starmer demanding 24x7 today is just playing to the media. He knows fine well that if is was 24x7 now, we would run out of vaccine in a day or two. Until MHRA speed up ( I believe they are now targeting 5 days to approve a batch instead of 20 days and also parallel working), no point
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07/01/2021 13:45:35 37 18
bbc
Blair who I can’t stand, was right on spreading out vaccinations and now has stated he has been informed that 5 million vaccinations a week is possible

Boris needs to bet on with it

We know our existing pharmacies can vaccinate 1.3 million a week and already administer flu vaccines

What is the government doing... get it sorted!
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07/01/2021 13:48:28 18 6
bbc
Supply. They don’t make it here.
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07/01/2021 13:49:09 1 1
bbc
Well that’s all right then
307
07/01/2021 14:22:28 7 0
bbc
And Blair has never lied to us. Maybe he can tell us where to get 5M a week from his magic dossier.
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Bob
07/01/2021 14:35:31 4 0
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Didn't read the article before commenting did you? Supply is the limiting factor at play.

No point having a load of pharmacists and dentists sitting idle when they've noting to jab into people's arms, is there?

Get out of Keir's armpit.
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07/01/2021 14:43:55 6 1
bbc
The Government have been doing a fantastic job on the vaccines.It was stated at the time of approval that 385,000 of the Oxford one would come this week and then the deliveries would be ramped up in the weeks following hence why more centres will open
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07/01/2021 13:40:10 26 10
bbc
At 2 million jabs a week it take the majority of the year to get most of the country vaccinated, given one has to have 2 jabs.
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07/01/2021 13:45:39 3 3
bbc
So? Your point is what.
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07/01/2021 13:46:09 41 3
bbc
rollout of this is both essential and key to our get out of this situation - it must succeed - for all our sakes
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07/01/2021 13:59:21 8 22
bbc
only testing at borders will do that
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07/01/2021 13:39:43 7 14
bbc
On a day when the government couldn't get the vaccine to a Matt Hancock photo op Keir Starmer decides to give up being leader of the opposition and become a full time Tory cheerleader.

If he really wants to help the country he could give his salary for the last year to the NHS and resign.
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07/01/2021 13:46:13 10 1
bbc
Hancock appears to have been stitched up. A fifth column by looks of things as that shouldn’t have happened.

Starmer has to support this drive. We all do. It’s not being a Tory cheerleader to want this target to be hit or exceeded
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07/01/2021 13:49:42 1 2
bbc
He is leader of the opposition.

He has already failed to hold them to account for numerous catastrophic failings.

He should resign.
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07/01/2021 14:07:58 1 0
bbc
Starmer won't even ask to test for covid at borders ..useless opposition
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07/01/2021 13:46:27 6 11
bbc
Vaccine- roll out good, now as fast as possible. Time to stop all ' covid admissions' to hospital and to revert to treating cancers/strokes/coronaries and all other ills affecting our population.
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07/01/2021 13:52:57 3 1
bbc
Really? Refuse CV admissions? Are you actually for real? In which case refuse to treat cancer, stroke or cardiac patients who've been smokers? You should think before posting!??
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07/01/2021 13:53:57 1 0
bbc
Surely you know t's not that quick a fix
93
07/01/2021 13:54:28 1 0
bbc
Oh do get back to the beach and leave it to the professionals!
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07/01/2021 13:44:00 3 10
bbc
Misleading headline.
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07/01/2021 13:47:08 6 6
bbc
As always with the BBC these days
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07/01/2021 13:43:17 76 21
bbc
Whenever problems arise it always seems to be the govt's fault. They are accountable, but if a manufacturer fails to complete an order for a million vials to store the vaccine in, or if an industrial hospital freezer packs in and takes two weeks to replace, is that really the govt's fault?

Let's hope no such issues occur, but if they do, let's not immediately blame the government for everything.
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07/01/2021 13:47:18 35 59
bbc
It is the Govt who entered into the contract with the "manufacturer"! The Govt should have done due diligence to make sure the "manufacturer" could fulfill their end of the contract! The contract should contain penalties for non-fulfillment! If it doesn't & it goes wrong, then it is the Govts fault!??
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07/01/2021 13:52:39 23 4
bbc
Rubbish - fining someone after they fail to deliver doesn't automatically mean everyone goes back in time and the delivery magically happens! The idea that the government can control everything is a ridiculous fantasy!
149
07/01/2021 14:00:55 9 2
bbc
Just remember that, next time a tradesman screws up a job on your house. It'll be your fault, so please don't shout at them.
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AMc
07/01/2021 14:16:20 8 1
bbc
Slim, I'm sure in you're utopian world that nothing you've ever paid for / gone into a contract with has ever gone wrong. Indeed anything you've done for others has ever been anything else bar perfect.

Stick to figuring out what shape of wooden block goes into which hole and let the adults get on with real life.
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07/01/2021 14:17:40 5 1
bbc
LOL says the man/woman who has no idea, just maybe its conceivable that a novel vaccines invention, certification and manufacture may have had some uncertainties about hard timescales, oh then there's the several billion people on the planet that also want it.
676
07/01/2021 16:00:51 1 0
bbc
Any contract with penalties for late delivery will cost more to cover the risk.
687
07/01/2021 16:16:30 0 0
bbc
Complete nonsense
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07/01/2021 13:42:25 24 77
bbc
You get to be a guinea pig for the rest of the world?
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07/01/2021 13:47:36 18 7
bbc
Sad individual
32
07/01/2021 13:44:31 12 7
bbc
It's all well and good but without closing all of the ports and airports all we are doing is importing it again
42
07/01/2021 13:48:11 8 15
bbc
No, once you’re vaccinated your immune and there are still no cases of anyone getting it twice
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07/01/2021 13:51:09 9 1
bbc
That’s not true the medical journals have a number of cases where people got it twice. But the vaccine creates way more immunity than an infection.
7
07/01/2021 13:40:02 79 37
bbc
The UK has vaccinated 1.3 million. French 7,000, Germans 300k because the programme is in the hands of the EU. What's that about 'remind me of the benefits of leaving the EU again?'
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07/01/2021 13:48:18 18 20
bbc
Is that because of the extra £350m p/w for the NHS?

Or because the European Medicines Agency left London for Amsterdam, taking with it hundreds of skilled jobs?

Or is it because Brexiteers cling on to any scrap of nonsense to justify their poor decision making?
265
07/01/2021 14:18:07 8 2
bbc
Are they still paying tax on sanitary products in the EU?
683
07/01/2021 16:09:40 1 1
bbc
Good job they did or we'd be lagging way way behind too,the numbers are there for all to see,the EU has FAILED miserably which seems to have given you quite an upset to the extent you refuse to see what is there in true fact before your very face.
7
07/01/2021 13:40:02 79 37
bbc
The UK has vaccinated 1.3 million. French 7,000, Germans 300k because the programme is in the hands of the EU. What's that about 'remind me of the benefits of leaving the EU again?'
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07/01/2021 13:48:23 13 8
bbc
The UK's own medicines regulator, the MHRA, chief executive, Dr June Raine, said "we have been able to authorise the supply of this vaccine using provisions under European law, which exist until 1 January".

Nice try at BS though.
678
07/01/2021 16:06:32 1 0
bbc
As could the rest but were forced into a 'unity' buying programme which has utterly failed.The protectionist EU racket has got 100's of millions of the French Sanofil vaccine on order only problem is its crap and won't be ready for a year and no one is allowed to now buy externally,all the pfizer has benn bought up and they didn't want horrid UK AZ,nice try at BS but the EU has failed big time
34
07/01/2021 13:45:35 37 18
bbc
Blair who I can’t stand, was right on spreading out vaccinations and now has stated he has been informed that 5 million vaccinations a week is possible

Boris needs to bet on with it

We know our existing pharmacies can vaccinate 1.3 million a week and already administer flu vaccines

What is the government doing... get it sorted!
45
07/01/2021 13:48:28 18 6
bbc
Supply. They don’t make it here.
155
07/01/2021 14:02:11 2 0
bbc
Only the initial supplies have been produced on the continent with the rest being produced here.
18
07/01/2021 13:42:35 32 20
bbc
GPs have been hiding away behind locked surgery doors for 11 months refusing to see anyone while their hospital based colleagues do all the work and take all the risks.

Time for GPs to step up and do their bit.
46
07/01/2021 13:48:48 13 5
bbc
You should have written to your MP & local health trust to complain! Our GP surgery has remained open & access to GPs hasn't been an issue!??
135
07/01/2021 13:59:29 4 4
bbc
Lucky you. That's not the experience of people I've spoken to. But they are also aware of the habit of GPs of striking off their list anyone who complains for any reason!
47
07/01/2021 13:48:52 4 2
bbc
Fortunately with events in America today, the media haven't been campaigning for something else to happen in this pandemic today.
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07/01/2021 13:43:17 76 21
bbc
Whenever problems arise it always seems to be the govt's fault. They are accountable, but if a manufacturer fails to complete an order for a million vials to store the vaccine in, or if an industrial hospital freezer packs in and takes two weeks to replace, is that really the govt's fault?

Let's hope no such issues occur, but if they do, let's not immediately blame the government for everything.
48
07/01/2021 13:48:53 13 16
bbc
We don't blame the Government for everything. Just for their "world beating" incompetence and poor decision making, which exacerbates the situation.
407
07/01/2021 14:36:41 4 1
bbc
What rubbish you write.So far considering all the problems the government have done a good job
21
07/01/2021 13:43:17 76 21
bbc
Whenever problems arise it always seems to be the govt's fault. They are accountable, but if a manufacturer fails to complete an order for a million vials to store the vaccine in, or if an industrial hospital freezer packs in and takes two weeks to replace, is that really the govt's fault?

Let's hope no such issues occur, but if they do, let's not immediately blame the government for everything.
49
07/01/2021 13:48:56 12 9
bbc
It is the way of the bleeding heart liberal apologist woke I’m afraid ??
50
07/01/2021 13:49:04 7 3
bbc
Got more than your fair share of food and supplies in? Great, kick back and fill the world with your uninformed witterings. Don't forget to clap for heroes tonight so you and your neighbours can feel superficially better about yourselves.
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07/01/2021 13:45:35 37 18
bbc
Blair who I can’t stand, was right on spreading out vaccinations and now has stated he has been informed that 5 million vaccinations a week is possible

Boris needs to bet on with it

We know our existing pharmacies can vaccinate 1.3 million a week and already administer flu vaccines

What is the government doing... get it sorted!
51
07/01/2021 13:49:09 1 1
bbc
Well that’s all right then
52
07/01/2021 13:49:17 5 8
bbc
COVID commentary but nothing on attempted Trump coup
The BBC does not like anything anti-US
COVID will keep the sheoples quiet for a while
2021 off to a shaky start
90
07/01/2021 13:53:33 11 0
bbc
Hint
The USA is not British and most in uk couldn't care less what happens in USA as it is of no relevance
I think the USA gets far too much coverage in uk media
95
07/01/2021 13:54:35 0 2
bbc
I think we all agree a coup is wrong. This is at least interesting...although with a Tory donor now in charge, I suspect this will dry up for pro Tory propaganda
110
07/01/2021 13:55:59 3 0
bbc
Well they've just devoted the whole of the World at One to telling us about this attempted coup that they don't want us to know about!! (And multiple interviews condemning it). Fancy that!
115
07/01/2021 13:56:40 3 1
bbc
Seriously? Wall to wall anti Trump coverage on the BBC for years. Making yourself look daft now.
7
07/01/2021 13:40:02 79 37
bbc
The UK has vaccinated 1.3 million. French 7,000, Germans 300k because the programme is in the hands of the EU. What's that about 'remind me of the benefits of leaving the EU again?'
53
07/01/2021 13:42:00 10 7
bbc
Vaccination has nothing whatsoever to do with the "hands of the EU".
139
07/01/2021 14:00:04 7 2
bbc
Not surprising really.
The UK approved the vaccine on the 2nd December, so we had a 25 day head start on the EU. Please vote down if you can't recognise the truth or facts.
271
07/01/2021 14:18:44 2 1
bbc
You need to check your facts. German vaccination is being supervised by the Commission
5
07/01/2021 13:39:24 23 12
bbc
Hearing too many reports of all the delivery delays being experienced by GP surgeries of the Oxford-AstraZenica vaccine, including (embarrassingly) the surgery Hancock went to this morning for his photo opp, which has had its supply delayed by 24hrs! Oooops!??
54
07/01/2021 13:42:38 2 3
bbc
Did he pretend to cry on TV again?
9
07/01/2021 13:40:22 15 7
bbc
I do not like this carped at from the sidelines, the lack of understanding of how a supply chain works when its under maximum pressure. You cannot have exact volumes of delivery known weeks in advance, way to many variables, you have to go into escalation management and review each day to update the delivery forecast daily and then provide flexibility at point of delivery to manage fluctuation.
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07/01/2021 13:44:03 8 2
bbc
Yes but facts like that don’t allow Labour to carp from the sidelines. If they are so good they publish their plan for all to see. Fact is they have no better idea than anybody else. And now they are offering the Unions!! Help us please to keep them away.
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07/01/2021 13:36:53 15 14
bbc
I'm sure everything that happens now with the vaccine will be "world beating", right ?
56
07/01/2021 13:44:40 3 4
bbc
Everything except the rollout. Based on past experience most people will get it in 2023.
Removed
58
07/01/2021 13:46:11 11 9
bbc
With Boris currently making such a song and dance about this virus one has to ask why plans weren't already in place to get this vaccine rushed out the instant it was approved.

We have a PM who is a consummate drama queen, and very good with hyperbole, but absolutely useless at doing anything worthwhile. Making prospective vaccine administers fill out a 20 page form is unforgiveable.
72
07/01/2021 13:52:00 5 1
bbc
They were and they don’t
...and, you sir are contemptible. Shut and get on with it! Removed
100
07/01/2021 13:55:11 3 0
bbc
Very much like the drama queens on here then
21
07/01/2021 13:43:17 76 21
bbc
Whenever problems arise it always seems to be the govt's fault. They are accountable, but if a manufacturer fails to complete an order for a million vials to store the vaccine in, or if an industrial hospital freezer packs in and takes two weeks to replace, is that really the govt's fault?

Let's hope no such issues occur, but if they do, let's not immediately blame the government for everything.
59
07/01/2021 13:46:28 11 13
bbc
Nothing is ever the governments fault.

Maybe if they had locked down when SAGE told them to it would be such an issue?
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ike
07/01/2021 13:55:05 4 4
bbc
Are you stammer in disguise?
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07/01/2021 13:46:36 6 6
bbc
So what's all this all this about having to complete a racial awareness and anti terrorism course before they can inject people?
64
07/01/2021 13:50:53 7 1
bbc
They don’t anymore, the requirement was scrapped yesterday so please keep up
88
07/01/2021 13:53:17 4 2
bbc
Stage manager: "Is there a doctor in the house?"

Doctor: "Yes, how can I help?"

Stage manager: "Can you please show me your certificate of radicalisation awareness and then attend to the chap having a heart attack in the foyer"
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07/01/2021 13:39:43 7 14
bbc
On a day when the government couldn't get the vaccine to a Matt Hancock photo op Keir Starmer decides to give up being leader of the opposition and become a full time Tory cheerleader.

If he really wants to help the country he could give his salary for the last year to the NHS and resign.
61
07/01/2021 13:50:05 2 3
bbc
Is pulling together at a time of national crisis really the same as "becoming a Tory cheerleader"? How does carping from the sidelines help?
Thank goodness we got rid of Corbyn who would now be focused on blocking all government action out of sheer dogma.
62
07/01/2021 13:50:35 16 1
bbc
It's true, over 90's booked in for tomorrow in West Yorkshire, it's a start, yippee!
63
07/01/2021 13:50:49 27 14
bbc
This is a huge logistal challenge with a huge amount of planning hard work and tax payers money, the MOANERS SHOULD STOP NOW
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ike
07/01/2021 13:52:32 19 10
bbc
They have had 10 months to put logistics in place, is that not long enough.
106
07/01/2021 13:52:59 2 2
bbc
We can say what we like, because :

DEMOCRACY

Get it ?
143
07/01/2021 14:00:15 1 2
bbc
It's our democratic right to criticise. Why don't you move to North Korea or Putin's Russia if you disagree with people's right to have a say?
60
07/01/2021 13:46:36 6 6
bbc
So what's all this all this about having to complete a racial awareness and anti terrorism course before they can inject people?
64
07/01/2021 13:50:53 7 1
bbc
They don’t anymore, the requirement was scrapped yesterday so please keep up
65
07/01/2021 13:50:59 104 3
bbc
Keep safe all and no standing outside banging pans tonight.

keep flu free and Covid free, the NHS is busy enough
162
07/01/2021 14:02:43 80 1
bbc
No clapping, no pots and pans, no beeping of car horns. Last thing most of us need after a day at work is hearing that nonsense. I don't want it and I don't know of many colleagues who do.
376
07/01/2021 14:27:48 10 0
bbc
But how are people supposed to virtue signal then?
464
07/01/2021 14:43:46 8 0
bbc
Good point. How many people will step outside with an item if kitchen equipment in each hand, slip on an icy doorstep and end up in A&E?
486
07/01/2021 14:42:40 0 3
bbc
only London hospitals are busy
710
07/01/2021 17:09:44 1 2
bbc
Looking at all the neighbours who voted tory for the last 15 years, clapping the nurses we still have trying to keep together the ICUs.

Hopefully a connection can be made and maintained in time for the next election.
730
07/01/2021 18:37:40 0 0
bbc
wear mask keep distance wash hands
66
07/01/2021 13:51:01 5 3
bbc
How many people have died or are suffering because they are being neglected,allegedly due to this Covid19 virus. I know a few who's illness has been fatal probably due to the lack of medical care all blamed on the virus.
122
07/01/2021 13:58:02 2 0
bbc
That is very sad, but does not make the virus less real....
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dg
07/01/2021 14:03:02 1 0
bbc
Due to people not following public health advice and instead spreading the virus, or catching it by their own folly, and therefore reducing the capacity of the NHS to treat other illnesses
406
07/01/2021 14:36:26 0 1
bbc
I work within the NHS and I already hearing of legal actions starting over neglect of other conditions, DNARs without consent etc.
67
07/01/2021 13:51:05 6 13
bbc
It’s amazing that the government saying that one jab is enough,when Pfizer and AstraZeneca say it isn’t. Amazing world leader what a joke
91
07/01/2021 13:53:39 9 2
bbc
No, one dose is not enough and the government is not advocating that and will not be following fake stories
124
07/01/2021 13:58:09 6 0
bbc
DOH! What is wrong with you?

They are not saying that one dose is enough, which is why everyone will still get two. What they're saying is that one dose is enough to stop you dying, so better to vaccinate more people once, than less people twice.

First priority has to be saving the lives of the elderly and vulnerable, then we can focus on total and complete vaccination for all.
Have you thought about giving the WHOLE story and not just the bit that suits your gripe!!!...world's full of morons. Removed
147
07/01/2021 14:00:43 3 0
bbc
To be fair the Government isn't saying that. For the AZ vaccine a 12 week gap between doses produces a better response and there's science to back that up. For the Pfizer vaccine there is no evidence to say that delaying the second dose to 12 weeks is safe. They have no evidence beyond 28 days. I've no idea how JCVI said that 1 dose gives 90% efficacy and Pfizer's results say 54% after one dose
153
07/01/2021 14:01:34 3 0
bbc
They haven’t said that. They have said that the initial jab gives enough immunity that the second jab can be delay so more people get the initial jab more quickly. Everyone will still get two jabs.
It would be silly spending time giving 2 injections to the same person in the next 6 weeks, and leaving 50% of the vulnerable unprotected because of this
68
07/01/2021 13:51:16 10 6
bbc
"But one surgery visited by the health secretary to promote the initiative said its delivery had been delayed. "
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Phew, that's a relief! I was worried this article might turn out to be unremittingly good news, thus depriving me of an opportunity to have another pointless moan about the government.
485
07/01/2021 14:47:17 0 0
bbc
Suggesting that criticising the Government is "pointless moaning" fits in with the anti democratic rants of Trump and his supporters. Let's keep such undemocratic nonsense out of this country, please.
69
07/01/2021 13:51:28 1 4
bbc
PPP = PPP
18
07/01/2021 13:42:35 32 20
bbc
GPs have been hiding away behind locked surgery doors for 11 months refusing to see anyone while their hospital based colleagues do all the work and take all the risks.

Time for GPs to step up and do their bit.
70
07/01/2021 13:51:47 9 4
bbc
GPs have been at work - doing phone or online consultations where possible, and seeing people face-to-face where indicated. This has avoided crowded waiting rooms and made surgeries safer for people who do need to be examined and seen face-to-face.
21
07/01/2021 13:43:17 76 21
bbc
Whenever problems arise it always seems to be the govt's fault. They are accountable, but if a manufacturer fails to complete an order for a million vials to store the vaccine in, or if an industrial hospital freezer packs in and takes two weeks to replace, is that really the govt's fault?

Let's hope no such issues occur, but if they do, let's not immediately blame the government for everything.
71
07/01/2021 13:51:57 13 11
bbc
If they had show more competence in forward planning/ contingency planning people would have more confidence. However, to date, they have dithered, U-turned and shown poor judgement regarding the crisis. Bad enough with track and trace, but getting the speediest and most efficient roll-out of the vaccines is critical; Every day wasted will cost lives.
427
07/01/2021 14:38:49 5 1
bbc
What rubbish you write.You seem to moan about everything.The vaccine approach is world leading and if you look at the figures it shows what a good job they are doing
670
07/01/2021 15:57:45 0 0
bbc
I think we all know the rollout will be performed with the usual blustering incompetence and empty slogans.
58
07/01/2021 13:46:11 11 9
bbc
With Boris currently making such a song and dance about this virus one has to ask why plans weren't already in place to get this vaccine rushed out the instant it was approved.

We have a PM who is a consummate drama queen, and very good with hyperbole, but absolutely useless at doing anything worthwhile. Making prospective vaccine administers fill out a 20 page form is unforgiveable.
72
07/01/2021 13:52:00 5 1
bbc
They were and they don’t
421
07/01/2021 14:37:44 0 1
bbc
Dude, it's being rolled out to doctors today, about a week later. Even Monday wasn't right away.

Do you really think I made up the 20 pages. There's even a YouTube video of an MP in parliament deriding the application process.
33
07/01/2021 13:45:30 6 1
bbc
I'd still expect it to take at least a year.
73
07/01/2021 13:52:04 12 2
bbc
for the whole population yes but we just need to do a 1/4 to take the pressure off the NHS. Boris is awful but Starmer demanding 24x7 today is just playing to the media. He knows fine well that if is was 24x7 now, we would run out of vaccine in a day or two. Until MHRA speed up ( I believe they are now targeting 5 days to approve a batch instead of 20 days and also parallel working), no point
664
07/01/2021 15:56:22 0 0
bbc
So you want to roll out the vaccine so it lasts until the next batch is available? Vaccinate as quickly as possible to save lives.
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07/01/2021 13:41:09 55 28
bbc
Along with millions of others.
74
07/01/2021 13:52:15 5 13
bbc
That's millions of deluded people then. Even Corbin would have struggled to have handled this as badly as Bojo and his merry band of clueless fools.
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07/01/2021 13:43:46 11 10
bbc
In WW2, the quick planning and logistics put into place aided the production and delivery of thousands of planes in quick time. Factories were re-purposed and metal from railings were turned into planes. The government of the day pulled out all the stops to protect us. The government of today are dads army in comparison. Infact, that's probably an insult to dads army they are so incompetent.
75
07/01/2021 13:52:29 4 3
bbc
Metal from railings was dumped at sea, it was purely propaganda!
63
07/01/2021 13:50:49 27 14
bbc
This is a huge logistal challenge with a huge amount of planning hard work and tax payers money, the MOANERS SHOULD STOP NOW
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ike
07/01/2021 13:52:32 19 10
bbc
They have had 10 months to put logistics in place, is that not long enough.
188
07/01/2021 14:05:50 6 1
bbc
Tell me, how do you plan the logistics for a vaccine roll out 10 months in advance of one being made?
329
07/01/2021 14:25:54 6 0
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Yes and the vaccination programme is going well, off course they'll be the challenges but over million done is objectively good start, GP coming online now. My partners NHS vaccine arrived, invited to take next day, what more do you want...
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07/01/2021 13:42:35 32 20
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GPs have been hiding away behind locked surgery doors for 11 months refusing to see anyone while their hospital based colleagues do all the work and take all the risks.

Time for GPs to step up and do their bit.
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07/01/2021 13:48:55 8 2
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Disgraceful comment !

If that’s what your GP has been doing I would change practice ASAP.

I have never seen our GPs working harder. No overtime payments like hospital doctors, they keep going until the job is done.
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07/01/2021 13:46:13 10 1
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Hancock appears to have been stitched up. A fifth column by looks of things as that shouldn’t have happened.

Starmer has to support this drive. We all do. It’s not being a Tory cheerleader to want this target to be hit or exceeded
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07/01/2021 13:49:42 1 2
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He is leader of the opposition.

He has already failed to hold them to account for numerous catastrophic failings.

He should resign.
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07/01/2021 13:42:36 67 16
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Do people who come on here just to moan get some sort of "high" from doing so?
79
07/01/2021 13:49:44 10 9
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Yet here you are moaning about people moaning, with no sense of irony.
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07/01/2021 13:48:11 8 15
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No, once you’re vaccinated your immune and there are still no cases of anyone getting it twice
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07/01/2021 13:51:09 9 1
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That’s not true the medical journals have a number of cases where people got it twice. But the vaccine creates way more immunity than an infection.
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07/01/2021 13:47:18 35 59
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It is the Govt who entered into the contract with the "manufacturer"! The Govt should have done due diligence to make sure the "manufacturer" could fulfill their end of the contract! The contract should contain penalties for non-fulfillment! If it doesn't & it goes wrong, then it is the Govts fault!??
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07/01/2021 13:52:39 23 4
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Rubbish - fining someone after they fail to deliver doesn't automatically mean everyone goes back in time and the delivery magically happens! The idea that the government can control everything is a ridiculous fantasy!
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07/01/2021 13:55:17 6 15
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The Govt is supposed to govern the country! If by your admission they are unable to, then they should resign & stand aside!??
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07/01/2021 13:52:40 7 5
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I do worry about who is doing the logistics as if it’s some Tory donor then it’s bound to fail and cost 10x as much.

Peterborough looked busy and organised today but it’s clear we don’t have any Pfizer left, some areas have no vaccines at all and others seem to be motoring through the list. Postcode lottery by looks of things
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07/01/2021 14:03:59 5 0
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Provide irrefutable proof to your claims but, as your a well known troll, you can’t
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07/01/2021 14:38:42 0 0
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Peterborough has “ run out of Pfizer”, according to our local reporter, out on the streets this morning......

More speculation later from our own correspondent.
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07/01/2021 13:44:12 6 11
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I am in wave 6 so expect to receive my vaccine around August 2022 when we are in lockdown 9
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07/01/2021 13:52:42 4 0
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And with such a positive outlook on life, I hope that is when you get it, or maybe even later.

Om a much cheerier note, I predict that anyone over 60 or vulnerable will have been vaccinated at least once by June this year.

Let's see who's right.
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07/01/2021 14:20:26 0 1
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Bless you, such a kind soul....
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07/01/2021 13:46:11 11 9
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With Boris currently making such a song and dance about this virus one has to ask why plans weren't already in place to get this vaccine rushed out the instant it was approved.

We have a PM who is a consummate drama queen, and very good with hyperbole, but absolutely useless at doing anything worthwhile. Making prospective vaccine administers fill out a 20 page form is unforgiveable.
...and, you sir are contemptible. Shut and get on with it! Removed
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07/01/2021 13:46:27 6 11
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Vaccine- roll out good, now as fast as possible. Time to stop all ' covid admissions' to hospital and to revert to treating cancers/strokes/coronaries and all other ills affecting our population.
85
07/01/2021 13:52:57 3 1
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Really? Refuse CV admissions? Are you actually for real? In which case refuse to treat cancer, stroke or cardiac patients who've been smokers? You should think before posting!??
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07/01/2021 13:58:59 3 1
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yes, definite thought. a devil's advocate post really to put into context that covid is not the only health issue to affect the country.
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07/01/2021 13:42:36 67 16
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Do people who come on here just to moan get some sort of "high" from doing so?
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07/01/2021 13:53:05 8 7
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Don't know, do you get a "high" from moaning about people moaning?
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07/01/2021 13:53:09 82 17
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My Mum (94) had her first jab before Xmas and has the 2nd today. It will change her life. Fantastic. Moaners sod off!
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07/01/2021 13:55:47 15 80
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How selfish, when Boris has instructed that everyone is to receive one dose only and wait for 12 weeks whilst more needy and clinically vulnerable people can also get a first dose.
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07/01/2021 13:59:55 3 25
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no it won't its not 100%
324
07/01/2021 14:25:30 8 2
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Totally agree.
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07/01/2021 14:27:22 3 21
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How do you know it will change her life? It will be a very long time before this vaccine is proven efficient or safe..
489
07/01/2021 14:45:21 1 1
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Covid will mutate as UK borders are open for travel.. so a yearly vaccine will be needed
774
07/01/2021 22:12:29 1 0
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You and your mum must count your blessings.
90+ effective vaccine and a vaccination centre going against the 12-week second dose advice.
Just be grateful. The rest of us wait in turn.
60
07/01/2021 13:46:36 6 6
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So what's all this all this about having to complete a racial awareness and anti terrorism course before they can inject people?
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07/01/2021 13:53:17 4 2
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Stage manager: "Is there a doctor in the house?"

Doctor: "Yes, how can I help?"

Stage manager: "Can you please show me your certificate of radicalisation awareness and then attend to the chap having a heart attack in the foyer"
446
07/01/2021 14:41:08 0 1
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Thank goodness we have retained a sense of humour in all of this mayhem!
89
07/01/2021 13:53:28 8 12
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Thank goodness the Government has not been asked to also try and organize a booze up in a brewery. There would be no beer!
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07/01/2021 13:55:48 8 2
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You know that the French have managed 7k vaccinations so far while we've done 1.3m, right? But hey, don't let the facts get in the way of your Macron worship
121
07/01/2021 13:57:36 1 2
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Lovey the Looney Tunes light animations on this story. Probably to cover up the fact the BBC has got nothing sensible to say
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07/01/2021 13:49:17 5 8
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COVID commentary but nothing on attempted Trump coup
The BBC does not like anything anti-US
COVID will keep the sheoples quiet for a while
2021 off to a shaky start
90
07/01/2021 13:53:33 11 0
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Hint
The USA is not British and most in uk couldn't care less what happens in USA as it is of no relevance
I think the USA gets far too much coverage in uk media
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07/01/2021 13:51:05 6 13
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It’s amazing that the government saying that one jab is enough,when Pfizer and AstraZeneca say it isn’t. Amazing world leader what a joke
91
07/01/2021 13:53:39 9 2
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No, one dose is not enough and the government is not advocating that and will not be following fake stories
38
07/01/2021 13:46:27 6 11
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Vaccine- roll out good, now as fast as possible. Time to stop all ' covid admissions' to hospital and to revert to treating cancers/strokes/coronaries and all other ills affecting our population.
92
07/01/2021 13:53:57 1 0
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Surely you know t's not that quick a fix
38
07/01/2021 13:46:27 6 11
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Vaccine- roll out good, now as fast as possible. Time to stop all ' covid admissions' to hospital and to revert to treating cancers/strokes/coronaries and all other ills affecting our population.
93
07/01/2021 13:54:28 1 0
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Oh do get back to the beach and leave it to the professionals!
477
07/01/2021 14:45:26 0 0
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Nice reference!
94
07/01/2021 13:54:34 10 5
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Never mind this vaccine thing. Where's the Brexit chaos stories the BBC promised us?
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07/01/2021 14:02:42 1 3
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Well, with the pandemic and the tin foil hatters rioting in the USA, it's been pushed to the back of the news.

However, for a start, the city (an exponentially larger contributor to our economy than fish) has lost 90% of it's European clients.

So don't worry, you are still doing the damage you voted for. The news is there if you look for it.
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07/01/2021 14:03:43 3 1
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they are busy saying property prices went up. thought with brexit property price would crash
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LG
07/01/2021 14:26:35 1 1
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Give it a rest!
52
07/01/2021 13:49:17 5 8
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COVID commentary but nothing on attempted Trump coup
The BBC does not like anything anti-US
COVID will keep the sheoples quiet for a while
2021 off to a shaky start
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07/01/2021 13:54:35 0 2
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I think we all agree a coup is wrong. This is at least interesting...although with a Tory donor now in charge, I suspect this will dry up for pro Tory propaganda
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07/01/2021 13:44:12 6 11
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I am in wave 6 so expect to receive my vaccine around August 2022 when we are in lockdown 9
96
07/01/2021 13:54:40 0 1
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Me too ????
97
07/01/2021 13:54:55 2 4
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So it likely doesn't stop the spread, last 6-9 months if lucky and 1 in 10 of the over 80's who have it will be dead within a year. Oh yes what a game changer! Indonesian has it right. This should be offered to those healthy working age people who want it. These are the people who will be earning and living with it for years. Our strategy has no long term viability
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CJR
07/01/2021 14:33:41 1 0
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Yep but look who is supplying the vaccine to Indonesia, I would never trust any thing made in. China ever again
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07/01/2021 13:42:15 10 6
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So cat6: has changed from underlying health conditions to serious underlying health conditions.
So where do people with "health conditions " stand now?
98
07/01/2021 13:55:00 0 0
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It IS a very grey and with people from younger age groups with no health issues getting seriously ill, it is very worrying for those at risk.
59
07/01/2021 13:46:28 11 13
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Nothing is ever the governments fault.

Maybe if they had locked down when SAGE told them to it would be such an issue?
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ike
07/01/2021 13:55:05 4 4
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Are you stammer in disguise?
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07/01/2021 13:46:11 11 9
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With Boris currently making such a song and dance about this virus one has to ask why plans weren't already in place to get this vaccine rushed out the instant it was approved.

We have a PM who is a consummate drama queen, and very good with hyperbole, but absolutely useless at doing anything worthwhile. Making prospective vaccine administers fill out a 20 page form is unforgiveable.
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07/01/2021 13:55:11 3 0
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Very much like the drama queens on here then