Covid-19: Vaccination targets could be exceeded, says Kate Bingham
08/01/2021 | news | politics | 453
Ex-vaccine supremo tells Nick Robinson she hopes for "really positive news" on the rollout next week.
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08/01/2021 15:59:50 19 1
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I wonder when we'll see' Vaccines Administered' added to the Worldometer dashboard? It will be interesting to see country by country comparisons
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08/01/2021 16:06:03 8 11
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Position will be determined largely by privilege. That said, this is one area of the whole fiasco where the UK has done rather well.
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08/01/2021 16:35:13 1 0
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08/01/2021 17:42:57 1 0
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08/01/2021 16:00:36 10 12
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More CONservative Corrupt Cronyism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Bingham
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08/01/2021 16:01:45 38 4
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Come on let’s get this done as fast and effective as possible. Thank you to all involved.
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08/01/2021 15:59:50 19 1
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I wonder when we'll see' Vaccines Administered' added to the Worldometer dashboard? It will be interesting to see country by country comparisons
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08/01/2021 16:06:03 8 11
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Position will be determined largely by privilege. That said, this is one area of the whole fiasco where the UK has done rather well.
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08/01/2021 16:06:36 53 7
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Be patient - it's going well with twice as many people here already vaccinated than in the whole of the EU.

There are 6,800 GP surgeries in the UK & distributing jabs to relevant locations, getting invitations out to folk & organising everything is a massive undertaking. There are bound to be problems - staff ill, shipments misdirected etc. but don't let the odd problem sour the whole exercise.
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08/01/2021 17:40:07 48 13
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If we'd joined the EU vaccination scheme we'd have done less than half what we've achieved by going our own way.

At the time there was criticism from pro-EU remainers over us doing this, they're very quiet now though.
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08/01/2021 18:42:12 2 14
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No. The government have had over six months to organise this. Should have stock piled the necessary glass vials, sorted out the delivery chain and the staffing. This shower are completely incompetent.
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09/01/2021 13:53:23 1 0
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'getting invitations out to folk & organising everything is a massive undertaking'

It should be a piece of piss.

It's a one-size-fits-all vaccine. The GPs know how many people are on their books and they can sort them by age/underlying condition/whatever with the press of a button.

Probably do a mailshot with the press of a button too.

It really couldn't get any easier.
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08/01/2021 16:09:22 9 3
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Lets just do a competent job rather than more views that are unlikely to be met. Had quite enough of bluster, I want delivery to promises
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08/01/2021 16:31:57 12 0
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You are correct there. It is the positive news people are desperate to see, instead of the pointless negatives the media are far to fond of publishing about certain people who want to disrupt things by putting massive spanners in the works.

We can only wait and see what the results are over the forthcoming weeks, and hopefully this will be something that works for once.
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08/01/2021 16:11:31 30 2
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Still a big logistical ask if they do meet the target it's a magnificent effort by everyone involved.
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08/01/2021 16:22:33 3 10
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Gotta love government propaganda.

Like this.
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08/01/2021 16:30:56 6 4
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What about all the pro-remain marches that took place after the referendum vote to leave? Thousands marched and it is only a matter of luck that they did not turn violent. If they had would you then blame the organisers or some rogue element hell bent on causing violence? Mass demonstrations urging rejection of a democratic decision is the road to anarchy!
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08/01/2021 16:23:29 78 16
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The media is always looking for the slightest hiccup and blowing it out of proportion. The role out is going much better in this country than in others.
Just look at France. During the first week they only gave 500 injections and government polls suggest the uptake could be under 40%.
Stop forever knocking this country.
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08/01/2021 16:38:42 12 14
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But France always has to do things differently, and their vaccine roll outs are riddled to the hilt with bureaucracy, which is obviously putting a lot of people off.
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08/01/2021 21:08:16 1 1
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Funnily enough in France you can't send your child to a public school unless they have a full vaccination record, wonder if the government will add the covid 19 to the list for the children.
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09/01/2021 00:14:18 1 6
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Which media,exactly? Provide evidence of these "slight" hiccups blown out of all proportion. At the same time try thinking of how the media have pointed out where the govt have proven to have failed. Plus, you seem to be confused over the media criticising the govts failings, not the country's. Do countries disappear with governments? Govts here last 5 years until they face re-election, usually.
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09/01/2021 11:09:16 2 1
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France is not a proper country.
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09/01/2021 19:18:49 1 0
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Truth sometimes hurts, live with the truth, better than living with lies.

In North Korea, it is always we are doing well, there are no problems.
Those who disagree disappear.
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08/01/2021 16:26:44 4 4
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You can tell Ms Bingham no longer has any responsibility in the matter or she would not make such a hostage to fortune at such a very early stage...... Johnson's "lumps & bumps" are very likely to happen & disrupt progress at some point
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08/01/2021 16:22:33 3 10
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Gotta love government propaganda.

Like this.
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08/01/2021 16:30:56 6 4
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What about all the pro-remain marches that took place after the referendum vote to leave? Thousands marched and it is only a matter of luck that they did not turn violent. If they had would you then blame the organisers or some rogue element hell bent on causing violence? Mass demonstrations urging rejection of a democratic decision is the road to anarchy!
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08/01/2021 17:19:57 2 0
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Same old twaddle from Brexiters. How many ERG Tories: Gove and Rees-Mogg, to name two and Nigel Farage were swooning all over Trump...all quiet on that front. One image stands out ...Rees Mogg disrespecting Parliament, feet up on the furniture. Wasn't he Leader of the House? Naughty Old Etonians. Nige, a man of the people...'educated at Dulwich College...father set him up!!!!
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08/01/2021 21:10:59 1 0
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A bit like the leave campaign which started just after the first referendum when something like 70% of the population voted to remain.
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08/01/2021 16:09:22 9 3
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Lets just do a competent job rather than more views that are unlikely to be met. Had quite enough of bluster, I want delivery to promises
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08/01/2021 16:31:57 12 0
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You are correct there. It is the positive news people are desperate to see, instead of the pointless negatives the media are far to fond of publishing about certain people who want to disrupt things by putting massive spanners in the works.

We can only wait and see what the results are over the forthcoming weeks, and hopefully this will be something that works for once.
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08/01/2021 16:38:03 3 2
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A promise is nothing until it's delivered !
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08/01/2021 16:33:51 95 24
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The successful rollout of the vaccination will still be shat upon by the media though.
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08/01/2021 17:38:47 53 37
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Whenever you speak to left wingers it's always about the things that are bad (often exaggerated) and never about the litany of things that have gone well.

The situation isn't great at all, but other than being in Australia or New Zealand, I'd rather be here than in any other country during this crisis. We've held it together very well.
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08/01/2021 21:06:26 4 6
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The job of the media is to print bad news, hence no news is good news, but it doesn't sell papers.
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09/01/2021 10:03:49 1 3
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Agree. The failings of government have been amplified by the even greater failings of the media to provide intelligent, balanced and informative reporting. Any vaccination plan is fundamentally based on the rate of supply of vaccine from the manufactures. Not one news report I have watched in the last month has established what that rate is and hence the credibility of any roll-out plan.
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09/01/2021 10:42:53 3 0
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The efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine is only 52% after the first jab. Source: British Medical Journal. BMJ 2020;371:m4826
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08/01/2021 16:33:56 7 9
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frankly not interested in how other countries are doing it aint a see how far up the wall we can .... our country our lives our loved ones for once l hope this inept govt has not told yet more lies
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08/01/2021 18:00:06 1 4
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I hope that eventually people like you will stop moaning.
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08/01/2021 15:59:50 19 1
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I wonder when we'll see' Vaccines Administered' added to the Worldometer dashboard? It will be interesting to see country by country comparisons
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08/01/2021 16:35:13 1 0
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08/01/2021 16:31:57 12 0
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You are correct there. It is the positive news people are desperate to see, instead of the pointless negatives the media are far to fond of publishing about certain people who want to disrupt things by putting massive spanners in the works.

We can only wait and see what the results are over the forthcoming weeks, and hopefully this will be something that works for once.
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08/01/2021 16:38:03 3 2
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A promise is nothing until it's delivered !
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08/01/2021 16:43:39 2 2
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Wonderif: Are you always that cynical? Think positive for once, and not make useless comments like you have done.
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08/01/2021 16:23:29 78 16
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The media is always looking for the slightest hiccup and blowing it out of proportion. The role out is going much better in this country than in others.
Just look at France. During the first week they only gave 500 injections and government polls suggest the uptake could be under 40%.
Stop forever knocking this country.
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08/01/2021 16:38:42 12 14
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But France always has to do things differently, and their vaccine roll outs are riddled to the hilt with bureaucracy, which is obviously putting a lot of people off.
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08/01/2021 21:09:38 2 0
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I heard that they were talking to the individuals and then giving them 5 days to decide whether they want the vaccine, not surprised the take up is going to be low.
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09/01/2021 13:45:04 0 0
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On the other hand, you can rock up to a Covid testing station anywhere in France and get a free test.

And then hop on a plane to Guadeloupe or St Martin or Martinique or Reunion where it is nice and warm.

Which is what many French people have done instead of going skiing this year.
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08/01/2021 16:39:55 35 11
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https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations

As with testing, the UK outperforms their European neighbours.
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08/01/2021 18:52:35 8 36
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Not much of a yard stick. The bench mark is New Zealand. Covid free. But Boris knows best, until Cummings scarpered
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08/01/2021 21:04:54 1 8
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The real test will come in 6 or 8 weeks when we compare how large a proportion has been vaccinated. At the moment Britain is ahead, but we do have bozo in charge.
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08/01/2021 16:40:13 83 27
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The BBC are more responsible for the fear and scepticism about the vaccine than any other single organisation.
Why the comparison with Israel? There is almost nothing comparable between UK and Israel!
Why the constant querying of the government's strategy before it has even got out of first gear?
BBC is the National Broadcaster! Could it please be more supportive of the efforts of the experts!
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08/01/2021 16:46:24 31 68
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They are an important part of holding the government to account. They could do a more through job - they give the Tories too much of a free pass - but that role is important.

And your first sentence is nonsense.
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08/01/2021 22:42:05 5 7
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They are a set of subversive, overpaid left wing chancers. the only thing that exceeds their ignorance is their arrogance. They would have been ripe recruits in the 60's.
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09/01/2021 00:04:37 5 8
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So when Sky News, ITV, Channel Four, Channel Five, all the newspapers and other media news outlets say the same thing as the BBC they're what? All lying? You forget - Gove is the one that is sick of experts. The govt have ignored Sage advise, doctors pleas, the ONS. healthcare workers over the vaccine for the frontline. Pointless trying to reason with ppl without any.
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09/01/2021 13:21:19 0 0
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Because comparison with someone doing better drives NORMAL people forward while comparing to someone worse is putting brakes on development.
Don't you think so?
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09/01/2021 19:19:31 1 0
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Your universe differs from the reality we live in.
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08/01/2021 16:38:03 3 2
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A promise is nothing until it's delivered !
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08/01/2021 16:43:39 2 2
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Wonderif: Are you always that cynical? Think positive for once, and not make useless comments like you have done.
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08/01/2021 18:57:18 1 1
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I am positive. Positive it will be a complete shambles if this government is involved. Get the politicians out of the way and let logistic and medical experts sort it out.
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08/01/2021 16:43:56 6 3
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'Wonderif' this news item would have more credibilty if instead of saying

"The UK may exceed its target of vaccinating 15 million people over the next six weeks, ..."
or " she hoped figures on the numbers getting jabs due next week would be "really positive".

That Kate Bingham she transposed 'May' and 'Hoped' with "definitely"

A promise is nothing until it's delivered ?
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MVS
08/01/2021 16:57:56 13 2
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But she is not responsible for delivering! Why are so many people fixated with translating politicians statements about plans into "promises"? These are very different things.
The Prime Minister and the NHS and the Army collectively made it very clear on TV yesterday why they cannot promise of guarantee anything other than throwing all the best resources at the problem. Seems fair to me!
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08/01/2021 16:46:13 3 3
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As old Maggie T said listen to this news and rejoice now stop being defeatest and get on with it only sticking point can suppliers keep up with demand furthermore gotta also remember we have Brig Prosser and his Division and that means no Bullsh*t job done
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08/01/2021 16:40:13 83 27
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The BBC are more responsible for the fear and scepticism about the vaccine than any other single organisation.
Why the comparison with Israel? There is almost nothing comparable between UK and Israel!
Why the constant querying of the government's strategy before it has even got out of first gear?
BBC is the National Broadcaster! Could it please be more supportive of the efforts of the experts!
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08/01/2021 16:46:24 31 68
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They are an important part of holding the government to account. They could do a more through job - they give the Tories too much of a free pass - but that role is important.

And your first sentence is nonsense.
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08/01/2021 17:31:51 15 5
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It is the electorate that hold the government to account, not the media.
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08/01/2021 17:59:15 15 7
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Your comment that the BBC gives the Tories a free pass is the nonsense. The opposite is true.
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08/01/2021 22:05:09 7 5
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The BBC has not got the intellect to question the government on any topic that requires the BBC to have a sound grasp on facts.
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09/01/2021 09:58:56 6 3
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"they give the Tories too much of a free pass"

Are you being ironic ?

Have you tried watching almost any BBC programs lately - almost every commentator is left wing, even the so called entertainment programs like Dr Who and Casualty etc are politically correct, anti Tory and anti UK.
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09/01/2021 13:47:26 1 0
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It is well known that the BBC and other media outlets (ITV, Sky news, ITV, CH4&5) tried desperately hard to denigrate Brexit. They are now doing the same thing with the vaccine roll out. Absolutely sickening!
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09/01/2021 20:53:26 0 0
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bbc is meant to be impartial in their news coverage i wasnt aware it was to hold the goverment to account , i thought it was to tell us what is actually happening, yet they complain about vacinations, when at the moment we are ahead of the rest
This new HYS format is sadly lacking.

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08/01/2021 21:01:25 1 1
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It is nice to be able to reply directly.
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08/01/2021 16:53:16 3 4
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Anecdotally I don't know a single person in my area who has had a vaccination or an appointment for a vaccination.
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08/01/2021 17:00:12 7 2
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Anecdotally I don't know a single person in my area or in my extended contact lists who has been hospitalised with Covid, but lots have!
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08/01/2021 21:00:30 0 0
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Do you know anyone who is in the high risk group.
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08/01/2021 16:43:56 6 3
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'Wonderif' this news item would have more credibilty if instead of saying

"The UK may exceed its target of vaccinating 15 million people over the next six weeks, ..."
or " she hoped figures on the numbers getting jabs due next week would be "really positive".

That Kate Bingham she transposed 'May' and 'Hoped' with "definitely"

A promise is nothing until it's delivered ?
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MVS
08/01/2021 16:57:56 13 2
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But she is not responsible for delivering! Why are so many people fixated with translating politicians statements about plans into "promises"? These are very different things.
The Prime Minister and the NHS and the Army collectively made it very clear on TV yesterday why they cannot promise of guarantee anything other than throwing all the best resources at the problem. Seems fair to me!
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08/01/2021 17:13:16 2 1
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Bit of a 'nothing to report' article if they interviewed someone who has only an opinion? Might as well ask my uncles monkey?
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08/01/2021 16:59:36 7 1
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The UK did not invest in manufacturing vaccines/medication. Relied on overseas production. Only 1 large factory left but there should be another one open end of this year
Same goes for other manufacturing including NHS protective equipment hence the fiasco earlier this year. Ditto tests which is why community testing was stopped back in late Feb
Hopefully orders from overseas suppliers will be ok
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09/01/2021 16:12:28 0 0
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Where do you get your facts from?
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08/01/2021 16:59:52 8 10
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Funny isn't it how nobody wants to put real numbers to the rollout plan.
They had months to prepare for this and yet seem to be blown off course already by not having enough bottles, or enough regulators to check the batches, or enough retired GP's already in place blah, blah, blah.

Get ready for the excuses.

One thing that you can rely on from this govt is the usual bumbling approach!
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08/01/2021 17:04:06 8 6
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The government do not run the companies who are responsible for the bottles. They have ramped up the regulators which is why we licenced the drugs quicker than anyone else. They do not need additional retired GPs at the moment, and might not at all.
Carpers and critics already out in force! So sad!
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08/01/2021 17:56:49 4 3
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One thing that you can rely on from some BBC posters is the usual anti-government complaining.
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08/01/2021 16:53:16 3 4
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Anecdotally I don't know a single person in my area who has had a vaccination or an appointment for a vaccination.
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MVS
08/01/2021 17:00:12 7 2
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Anecdotally I don't know a single person in my area or in my extended contact lists who has been hospitalised with Covid, but lots have!
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08/01/2021 17:01:32 67 18
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Wasn't it all 'shock horror Birmingham stock of vaccine almost gone' from the BBC barely 48 hours ago? Doesn't look like it happened or was ever going to happen.
Nothing from our public broadcaster to support the efforts of all those involved in fighting this pandemic - just constant sniping at the Governement.
Fake news didn't start with Trump - you can get it from the Beeb any day.
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08/01/2021 17:05:21 42 14
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Not just any day, but everyday!
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08/01/2021 17:13:51 10 7
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So true the leftie media can never give this government the benefit of the doubt. If and I do hope it is right that this vaccination program gets ahead of schedule then the sooner we can get back to some kind of normal the better. The economy has been crashed to save the precious NHS and we are all going to being paying for that for years to come
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08/01/2021 17:37:39 0 1
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Perhaps they were given incorrect information.
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09/01/2021 15:49:57 0 0
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Fully agree better the vaccines in the arms not left in the freezer
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09/01/2021 19:20:09 0 0
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Trump supporter.
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09/01/2021 19:56:16 0 0
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Why does the truth hurt you so much.
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08/01/2021 16:59:52 8 10
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Funny isn't it how nobody wants to put real numbers to the rollout plan.
They had months to prepare for this and yet seem to be blown off course already by not having enough bottles, or enough regulators to check the batches, or enough retired GP's already in place blah, blah, blah.

Get ready for the excuses.

One thing that you can rely on from this govt is the usual bumbling approach!
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MVS
08/01/2021 17:04:06 8 6
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The government do not run the companies who are responsible for the bottles. They have ramped up the regulators which is why we licenced the drugs quicker than anyone else. They do not need additional retired GPs at the moment, and might not at all.
Carpers and critics already out in force! So sad!
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08/01/2021 17:41:29 3 4
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The real test will be in a couple of months time, what percentage of the population have been fully vaccinated. Pity the British vaccine is not as effective as the others, still it is cheaper, which suits Bozo. Bet the Tory MPs have all had the Pfizer vaccine.
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08/01/2021 19:11:22 1 0
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Should have been stock piling vials six months ago. Would have been cheaper than Eat out to Help out.
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08/01/2021 17:01:32 67 18
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Wasn't it all 'shock horror Birmingham stock of vaccine almost gone' from the BBC barely 48 hours ago? Doesn't look like it happened or was ever going to happen.
Nothing from our public broadcaster to support the efforts of all those involved in fighting this pandemic - just constant sniping at the Governement.
Fake news didn't start with Trump - you can get it from the Beeb any day.
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MVS
08/01/2021 17:05:21 42 14
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Not just any day, but everyday!
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09/01/2021 13:47:18 0 0
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'Because of the unique way that we're funded...'

Ie by threats of prosecution for not paying their TV tax.
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09/01/2021 19:20:31 0 0
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The express and mail always tell the truth for the rich.
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MVS
08/01/2021 17:13:08 53 11
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Why the BBC fixation with comparing the "government" with Israel.
It was used on Question Time.
It was used during yesterday's Downing St. briefing.
It was used on R4 Today.
It was used in this interview.
12% of UK population is 8 million! Now compare!

Try focusing on a comparison with France, or the EU as a whole.
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08/01/2021 17:17:51 42 3
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Israel is a state that is on a near permanent war footing. The rate they have vaccinated is to be congratulated. As for the EU the French have hardly done anyone.
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08/01/2021 18:20:09 0 3
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As I understand it, Israel is the most successful country in the vaccination process. It is normal to reference the best when discussing performance, it does not imply we are doing badly - clearly so far it is going pretty well
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09/01/2021 07:36:53 4 1
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It's still only 1million jabs. We've done 50% more.
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09/01/2021 13:42:06 2 3
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Does their 12% include 12% of the Palestinians under their control and occupation or is it just 12% of those deemed to be citizens?
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09/01/2021 14:41:16 0 0
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Better still, compare with the antipodean & eastern countries that have managed the whole pandemic better and aren't so desperate for vaccine roll out. Someone has to hold the useless articles to account.
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09/01/2021 19:21:03 0 0
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But we are the best, we must compare ourselves with the best.
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09/01/2021 19:57:16 0 0
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Last time I looked, the UK death toll from Covid was not good.
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MVS
08/01/2021 16:57:56 13 2
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But she is not responsible for delivering! Why are so many people fixated with translating politicians statements about plans into "promises"? These are very different things.
The Prime Minister and the NHS and the Army collectively made it very clear on TV yesterday why they cannot promise of guarantee anything other than throwing all the best resources at the problem. Seems fair to me!
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08/01/2021 17:13:16 2 1
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Bit of a 'nothing to report' article if they interviewed someone who has only an opinion? Might as well ask my uncles monkey?
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08/01/2021 17:01:32 67 18
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Wasn't it all 'shock horror Birmingham stock of vaccine almost gone' from the BBC barely 48 hours ago? Doesn't look like it happened or was ever going to happen.
Nothing from our public broadcaster to support the efforts of all those involved in fighting this pandemic - just constant sniping at the Governement.
Fake news didn't start with Trump - you can get it from the Beeb any day.
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08/01/2021 17:13:51 10 7
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So true the leftie media can never give this government the benefit of the doubt. If and I do hope it is right that this vaccination program gets ahead of schedule then the sooner we can get back to some kind of normal the better. The economy has been crashed to save the precious NHS and we are all going to being paying for that for years to come
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08/01/2021 18:49:22 3 8
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Why should the media give any Government the benefit of the doubt. It is their job to hold them to account. Unfortunately the right wing press in this country fail dismally.
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08/01/2021 17:14:13 23 9
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News Seagulls steal peoples chips and the BBC report same Seagulls meet at night and organise the theft of invalids chips they picked on this person as there tyres were flat on wheelchair supplied by eastern europeans BBC honestly thats what your like Now get behind the vaccine roll out and put some positivity into it
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08/01/2021 17:33:34 9 8
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Why the dig at Eastern Europeans?
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MVS
08/01/2021 17:13:08 53 11
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Why the BBC fixation with comparing the "government" with Israel.
It was used on Question Time.
It was used during yesterday's Downing St. briefing.
It was used on R4 Today.
It was used in this interview.
12% of UK population is 8 million! Now compare!

Try focusing on a comparison with France, or the EU as a whole.
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08/01/2021 17:17:51 42 3
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Israel is a state that is on a near permanent war footing. The rate they have vaccinated is to be congratulated. As for the EU the French have hardly done anyone.
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08/01/2021 17:25:20 3 1
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Correct. Isreali citizens all have gas masks, atropine self injectors and possesses huge stocks CBRN medicine.
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08/01/2021 16:30:56 6 4
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What about all the pro-remain marches that took place after the referendum vote to leave? Thousands marched and it is only a matter of luck that they did not turn violent. If they had would you then blame the organisers or some rogue element hell bent on causing violence? Mass demonstrations urging rejection of a democratic decision is the road to anarchy!
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08/01/2021 17:19:57 2 0
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Same old twaddle from Brexiters. How many ERG Tories: Gove and Rees-Mogg, to name two and Nigel Farage were swooning all over Trump...all quiet on that front. One image stands out ...Rees Mogg disrespecting Parliament, feet up on the furniture. Wasn't he Leader of the House? Naughty Old Etonians. Nige, a man of the people...'educated at Dulwich College...father set him up!!!!
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08/01/2021 17:21:49 3 3
bbc
I wonder if the Gov have considered distributing epi-pen style self injectors via the post using the electoral register? If we could crash manufacture them we could have hundreds of thousands vaccinated every day.
45
08/01/2021 17:31:37 1 0
bbc
Wish we could but as you know would be ruined by crooks however. you turn up handed epi job done out the door rapid sorry not jumping on your idea is this what you were thinking
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Jel
08/01/2021 18:11:57 0 0
bbc
There would be a dreadful waste of vaccine doses because storage at correct temperature is not possible during delivery period. Also, waste from unused doses, administrative issues with knowing who has elected to not use their jab so doesn't need the second dose sending. And the few idiots who would scavange the binned dose of the antivaxxer next door and jab themselves twice on the same day...
67
08/01/2021 18:15:03 2 0
bbc
I doubt it's practical, because the vaccine can't be stored/distributed that way
79
08/01/2021 18:49:23 1 1
bbc
wishful thinking
37
08/01/2021 17:17:51 42 3
bbc
Israel is a state that is on a near permanent war footing. The rate they have vaccinated is to be congratulated. As for the EU the French have hardly done anyone.
40
08/01/2021 17:25:20 3 1
bbc
Correct. Isreali citizens all have gas masks, atropine self injectors and possesses huge stocks CBRN medicine.
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08/01/2021 17:27:02 2 0
bbc
Should actually see the Netherlands start as well.
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Roy
08/01/2021 17:27:32 16 3
bbc
BBC now effecting my mental health , remedy turn there news broadcast OFF
127
08/01/2021 21:57:44 9 9
bbc
I'm no doctor but I'm not 100% certain that any mental health problems you may have are the fault of the BBC....
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MVS
08/01/2021 17:30:51 4 7
bbc
Too many sensible people on this stream questioning why the BBC is not reporting the vaccine roll-out more positively.
The news will get out to the loons soon, and there will be an avalanche of anti-government invective aimed personally at Mr. Johnson.
Does anyone know why the BBC tolerates some of the language used and the slanderous accusations made?
55
08/01/2021 17:46:46 12 8
bbc
Maybe they judge Bozo on performance? Not very good to date-is it?
64
08/01/2021 18:07:58 2 3
bbc
Bias. Look at Emily Maitless on Newsnight earlier this week.
73
08/01/2021 18:24:41 3 1
bbc
I didn't know it was Grovelmas Eve?

I must dig out my cap and practise forelock tugging.
44
08/01/2021 17:31:30 17 5
bbc
Perhaps the anti-vaxxers will change their minds when they see infection and death rates falling. I do hope so, the vaccines are not 100% so the anti-vaxxers could still infect our loved ones.
109
08/01/2021 21:02:36 3 9
bbc
The vaccine does not stop you contracting the virus or passing it on either
It only stops severe reaction individually
Gov really needs to gets this information out and fast
1.5 million distributed and those taking the vaccine do NOT know
Should be told on site, I’m so annoyed, this is dangerous
214
09/01/2021 11:13:39 0 4
bbc
Who are these anti vaxxers? Are these a group invented by the government to blame for lower than promised vaccinations which is due to slow roll outs?
236
09/01/2021 12:04:13 2 0
bbc
Dont know much about the vaccines or virus vectors do you.
BTW this article is about targets being exceeded not about people you insult by calling them anti-vaxxers.

Noticed you political bias from you other posts distorting the truth to your "world" view.
278
09/01/2021 14:00:19 0 2
bbc
So, not content with locking up the entire population of the UK for a year to 'save' YOUR 'loved ones', you want the entire UK forcibly vaccinated with a rushed-out jab too?

Yet, apparently, we're the 'selfish' ones.
39
08/01/2021 17:21:49 3 3
bbc
I wonder if the Gov have considered distributing epi-pen style self injectors via the post using the electoral register? If we could crash manufacture them we could have hundreds of thousands vaccinated every day.
45
08/01/2021 17:31:37 1 0
bbc
Wish we could but as you know would be ruined by crooks however. you turn up handed epi job done out the door rapid sorry not jumping on your idea is this what you were thinking
23
08/01/2021 16:46:24 31 68
bbc
They are an important part of holding the government to account. They could do a more through job - they give the Tories too much of a free pass - but that role is important.

And your first sentence is nonsense.
46
08/01/2021 17:31:51 15 5
bbc
It is the electorate that hold the government to account, not the media.
164
09/01/2021 08:06:22 2 1
bbc
once every five years...what about the rest of the time? The media are important, as should be Parliament, although the government do everything they can to avoid having to explain themselves there
36
08/01/2021 17:14:13 23 9
bbc
News Seagulls steal peoples chips and the BBC report same Seagulls meet at night and organise the theft of invalids chips they picked on this person as there tyres were flat on wheelchair supplied by eastern europeans BBC honestly thats what your like Now get behind the vaccine roll out and put some positivity into it
47
08/01/2021 17:33:34 9 8
bbc
Why the dig at Eastern Europeans?
82
08/01/2021 18:55:35 1 0
bbc
Shouldnt have done that sorry. I employed some and must say what a cracking bunch of lads nothing was ever a problem and the only theft was me stealing there food at tea break
48
08/01/2021 17:35:47 34 12
bbc
The Far Left haters wont like this.
54
08/01/2021 17:45:44 23 34
bbc
Seems to me that the far right are the haters!
210
09/01/2021 11:09:36 4 0
bbc
The far right hate you if you look different, the far left hate you if you think different! Both a cancer on society
362
09/01/2021 19:22:56 2 0
bbc
Blame anybody else, but the Tories, who have brought hate and poveity to the UK through Brexit.
30
08/01/2021 17:01:32 67 18
bbc
Wasn't it all 'shock horror Birmingham stock of vaccine almost gone' from the BBC barely 48 hours ago? Doesn't look like it happened or was ever going to happen.
Nothing from our public broadcaster to support the efforts of all those involved in fighting this pandemic - just constant sniping at the Governement.
Fake news didn't start with Trump - you can get it from the Beeb any day.
49
08/01/2021 17:37:39 0 1
bbc
Perhaps they were given incorrect information.
72
08/01/2021 18:22:42 7 4
bbc
Journalism isn't the process of listening to anyone say anything and then broadcasting it without verifying it. The alternative is to just repeat gossip or just make something up - which is what the BBC do on a regular basis.
272
09/01/2021 13:49:08 1 0
bbc
A bit like the whole 'Russian Collusion' thing back in 2016 when they simply relayed any old garbage at all that was anti-Trump without paying for one second to think 'Does that have the ring of truth about it...?'

Same during Brown's 'miracle economy'.

It was all truly miraculous, right up until it wasn't and then, suddenly, it was all the fault of the Americans.
13
08/01/2021 16:33:51 95 24
bbc
The successful rollout of the vaccination will still be shat upon by the media though.
50
08/01/2021 17:38:47 53 37
bbc
Whenever you speak to left wingers it's always about the things that are bad (often exaggerated) and never about the litany of things that have gone well.

The situation isn't great at all, but other than being in Australia or New Zealand, I'd rather be here than in any other country during this crisis. We've held it together very well.
57
08/01/2021 17:50:31 22 17
bbc
I am puzzled. What has gone well over the last year under Bozo.?
136
08/01/2021 23:51:06 17 9
bbc
Three lockdowns and all late. Millions have not had successful furlough schemes, we've one of the worst infection and death rates in the world. The economy took a huge knock - which has a lot to do with late lockdowns, meaning they go on longer. Eat out to help out spread the disease. The govt protected Cummings; the party of so-called 'personal responsibility' And you think they've done well?
138
08/01/2021 23:56:48 11 6
bbc
I could go on - they've only just made a clear test a requirement for entering the country. The govt failed with social care leading to thousands of dead - the BMJ's words. Test and Trace has failed, PPE was a mess, the govt didn't follow scientific advice nor prepare for a pamdemic. And "Keith" blames the media!
142
09/01/2021 01:18:17 13 4
bbc
I'd rather not be in this deluded country at all frankly.
168
09/01/2021 08:47:01 8 2
bbc
also when they are in charge, anything wrong is someone else's fault.
or stay quiet, don't point out the failures, it reflects badly on us.
191
09/01/2021 10:32:03 5 1
bbc
What rubbish you spout Stuto. One of the government's greatest critics on its handling of covid has been the Daily Telegraph. You just want to make a spurious attack on supposed "left wingers" (whatever that's supposed to mean).
296
09/01/2021 14:36:17 2 0
bbc
Sorry, but we could have done much better. We need to be in front of the virus. Waiting for confirmation of a new strain put us weeks behind with disastrous consequences. Even a cursory reading of history tells us that the second wave would be worse than the first. Yet there's littleven evidence of planning.
364
09/01/2021 19:25:52 0 0
bbc
You do realise that it is summer in the souther hemisphere, remember the summer in the UK when Covid-19 rates went down.
The ill informed said that Covid-19 had disappeared.
5
08/01/2021 16:06:36 53 7
bbc
Be patient - it's going well with twice as many people here already vaccinated than in the whole of the EU.

There are 6,800 GP surgeries in the UK & distributing jabs to relevant locations, getting invitations out to folk & organising everything is a massive undertaking. There are bound to be problems - staff ill, shipments misdirected etc. but don't let the odd problem sour the whole exercise.
51
08/01/2021 17:40:07 48 13
bbc
If we'd joined the EU vaccination scheme we'd have done less than half what we've achieved by going our own way.

At the time there was criticism from pro-EU remainers over us doing this, they're very quiet now though.
192
09/01/2021 10:33:36 0 2
bbc
ZZZZZZZ
385
09/01/2021 19:54:25 0 0
bbc
No, as we would also have the Oxford vaccine, thanks to the Bio Medical scientists. Not the politicians who usually grab onto the coat tales of the real heroes.
387
09/01/2021 19:55:27 0 0
bbc
So how did Brexiters like Mr Johnson, etc produce the vaccine.
31
MVS
08/01/2021 17:04:06 8 6
bbc
The government do not run the companies who are responsible for the bottles. They have ramped up the regulators which is why we licenced the drugs quicker than anyone else. They do not need additional retired GPs at the moment, and might not at all.
Carpers and critics already out in force! So sad!
52
08/01/2021 17:41:29 3 4
bbc
The real test will be in a couple of months time, what percentage of the population have been fully vaccinated. Pity the British vaccine is not as effective as the others, still it is cheaper, which suits Bozo. Bet the Tory MPs have all had the Pfizer vaccine.
1
08/01/2021 15:59:50 19 1
bbc
I wonder when we'll see' Vaccines Administered' added to the Worldometer dashboard? It will be interesting to see country by country comparisons
53
08/01/2021 17:42:57 1 0
bbc
48
08/01/2021 17:35:47 34 12
bbc
The Far Left haters wont like this.
54
08/01/2021 17:45:44 23 34
bbc
Seems to me that the far right are the haters!
58
08/01/2021 17:53:06 18 0
bbc
Seems to me that all the extremists are haters.
232
09/01/2021 11:57:16 0 1
bbc
Tinfoil conspiracy again?? Got any proof or are you trying to stir up division yet again, for political point scoring
43
MVS
08/01/2021 17:30:51 4 7
bbc
Too many sensible people on this stream questioning why the BBC is not reporting the vaccine roll-out more positively.
The news will get out to the loons soon, and there will be an avalanche of anti-government invective aimed personally at Mr. Johnson.
Does anyone know why the BBC tolerates some of the language used and the slanderous accusations made?
55
08/01/2021 17:46:46 12 8
bbc
Maybe they judge Bozo on performance? Not very good to date-is it?
56
Bob
08/01/2021 17:50:29 5 2
bbc
The BBC are not here to judge but to report events honestly, accurately & neutrally.
59
08/01/2021 17:54:24 1 4
bbc
Maybe you are getting off the subject.
66
08/01/2021 18:13:58 2 6
bbc
He's been very good to date. I have 0% confidence that anyone else (Starmer?) would have done any better. It's a hugely complicated situation, with very many facets, on top of 'normal' government
55
08/01/2021 17:46:46 12 8
bbc
Maybe they judge Bozo on performance? Not very good to date-is it?
56
Bob
08/01/2021 17:50:29 5 2
bbc
The BBC are not here to judge but to report events honestly, accurately & neutrally.
50
08/01/2021 17:38:47 53 37
bbc
Whenever you speak to left wingers it's always about the things that are bad (often exaggerated) and never about the litany of things that have gone well.

The situation isn't great at all, but other than being in Australia or New Zealand, I'd rather be here than in any other country during this crisis. We've held it together very well.
57
08/01/2021 17:50:31 22 17
bbc
I am puzzled. What has gone well over the last year under Bozo.?
63
08/01/2021 18:03:26 16 18
bbc
We have managed to keep a stable economy and have a huge furlough scheme. All sorts of protections were put in place and if everyone had played their part, the first lockdown alone would have been enough to solve the problem, but people are selfish and it's always the government's fault.

Though there are still things the government could have done better, it's just not as dire as some would like.
You are either on benefits, a Labour supporter, or both then, Removed
240
09/01/2021 12:10:08 3 0
bbc
You're probably not old enough to remember when things were actually really bad.
54
08/01/2021 17:45:44 23 34
bbc
Seems to me that the far right are the haters!
58
08/01/2021 17:53:06 18 0
bbc
Seems to me that all the extremists are haters.
84
08/01/2021 18:59:47 8 0
bbc
How true. A plague on both their houses.
55
08/01/2021 17:46:46 12 8
bbc
Maybe they judge Bozo on performance? Not very good to date-is it?
59
08/01/2021 17:54:24 1 4
bbc
Maybe you are getting off the subject.
28
08/01/2021 16:59:52 8 10
bbc
Funny isn't it how nobody wants to put real numbers to the rollout plan.
They had months to prepare for this and yet seem to be blown off course already by not having enough bottles, or enough regulators to check the batches, or enough retired GP's already in place blah, blah, blah.

Get ready for the excuses.

One thing that you can rely on from this govt is the usual bumbling approach!
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08/01/2021 17:56:49 4 3
bbc
One thing that you can rely on from some BBC posters is the usual anti-government complaining.
23
08/01/2021 16:46:24 31 68
bbc
They are an important part of holding the government to account. They could do a more through job - they give the Tories too much of a free pass - but that role is important.

And your first sentence is nonsense.
61
08/01/2021 17:59:15 15 7
bbc
Your comment that the BBC gives the Tories a free pass is the nonsense. The opposite is true.
14
08/01/2021 16:33:56 7 9
bbc
frankly not interested in how other countries are doing it aint a see how far up the wall we can .... our country our lives our loved ones for once l hope this inept govt has not told yet more lies
62
08/01/2021 18:00:06 1 4
bbc
I hope that eventually people like you will stop moaning.
57
08/01/2021 17:50:31 22 17
bbc
I am puzzled. What has gone well over the last year under Bozo.?
63
08/01/2021 18:03:26 16 18
bbc
We have managed to keep a stable economy and have a huge furlough scheme. All sorts of protections were put in place and if everyone had played their part, the first lockdown alone would have been enough to solve the problem, but people are selfish and it's always the government's fault.

Though there are still things the government could have done better, it's just not as dire as some would like.
106
08/01/2021 20:47:33 14 8
bbc
Austerity hasn’t kicked in yet
I really do hope the vaccine works
Come April, with wage freezes, increasing council tax, food prices, job losses, back log of missed treatments..?
I’ll give it to them about the roll out, I’m relieved they didn’t invest in a private company to cock it all up
It really is dire, and I do NOT like it
There is selfish & then there’s poverty, the two are not the same
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Tom
08/01/2021 23:47:55 11 5
bbc
Today we had more COVID deaths than ever before; over 1,300 people died of COVID alone. To put it into perspective, throughout 2019, there were 1,600 deaths per day. So today UK deaths doubled.

How much worse do things need to get for the govt to bear some responsibility?

It's the job of govt to act for collective good, left alone people don't. Why else would we need a Police force and the MoD?
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09/01/2021 11:15:50 6 0
bbc
My my talk about delusion. PPE fiasco, unless you’re giving out supply contracts to chums, and getting no goods in return , always behind the curve despite being told of hazards and pot holes , highest number of deaths. Having to change tack, furlough scheme will be paid by by the poor. Stop reading the Express or Mail see what really going on
378
09/01/2021 19:47:30 0 0
bbc
Pound down against the Euro, Dollar and most other countries.
43
MVS
08/01/2021 17:30:51 4 7
bbc
Too many sensible people on this stream questioning why the BBC is not reporting the vaccine roll-out more positively.
The news will get out to the loons soon, and there will be an avalanche of anti-government invective aimed personally at Mr. Johnson.
Does anyone know why the BBC tolerates some of the language used and the slanderous accusations made?
64
08/01/2021 18:07:58 2 3
bbc
Bias. Look at Emily Maitless on Newsnight earlier this week.
39
08/01/2021 17:21:49 3 3
bbc
I wonder if the Gov have considered distributing epi-pen style self injectors via the post using the electoral register? If we could crash manufacture them we could have hundreds of thousands vaccinated every day.
65
Jel
08/01/2021 18:11:57 0 0
bbc
There would be a dreadful waste of vaccine doses because storage at correct temperature is not possible during delivery period. Also, waste from unused doses, administrative issues with knowing who has elected to not use their jab so doesn't need the second dose sending. And the few idiots who would scavange the binned dose of the antivaxxer next door and jab themselves twice on the same day...
55
08/01/2021 17:46:46 12 8
bbc
Maybe they judge Bozo on performance? Not very good to date-is it?
66
08/01/2021 18:13:58 2 6
bbc
He's been very good to date. I have 0% confidence that anyone else (Starmer?) would have done any better. It's a hugely complicated situation, with very many facets, on top of 'normal' government
74
08/01/2021 18:37:24 4 1
bbc
Even his own daughter see's through him
Zero redeeming features
To those who voted for him, your ancestors are spinning in their graves
39
08/01/2021 17:21:49 3 3
bbc
I wonder if the Gov have considered distributing epi-pen style self injectors via the post using the electoral register? If we could crash manufacture them we could have hundreds of thousands vaccinated every day.
67
08/01/2021 18:15:03 2 0
bbc
I doubt it's practical, because the vaccine can't be stored/distributed that way
68
08/01/2021 18:16:20 2 2
bbc
Hands up for the science behind delaying second jab
Thats aimed at those who only want the English vaccine
33
MVS
08/01/2021 17:13:08 53 11
bbc
Why the BBC fixation with comparing the "government" with Israel.
It was used on Question Time.
It was used during yesterday's Downing St. briefing.
It was used on R4 Today.
It was used in this interview.
12% of UK population is 8 million! Now compare!

Try focusing on a comparison with France, or the EU as a whole.
69
08/01/2021 18:20:09 0 3
bbc
As I understand it, Israel is the most successful country in the vaccination process. It is normal to reference the best when discussing performance, it does not imply we are doing badly - clearly so far it is going pretty well
70
08/01/2021 18:21:39 9 0
bbc
The constant demands for certainty and promised numbers is ridiculously tiresome (e.g. testing, vaccinations). So much is dependent on many, many factors, at least some of which are outside the Govt's control.

One failing I will accuse the Govt of is making apparent promises when they should be making crystal clear they're giving hopes and intentions and not guarantees
76
08/01/2021 18:46:25 13 1
bbc
Ordinary citizens understand the difference between an aspiration/hope and a guarantee. It's only journalists who can't get their heads round that.
71
08/01/2021 18:21:46 6 5
bbc
`The UK's faster roll out of the vaccine was to do with the decision-making process of the regulator, the MHRA, she said. She explained "it had nothing to do with Brexit… but that we were organised".'

Kate Bingham had better be careful. She might get sent to a re-education camp for using the word `Brexit' and `organised', implying that at least somebody in this country knows what they are doing.
49
08/01/2021 17:37:39 0 1
bbc
Perhaps they were given incorrect information.
72
08/01/2021 18:22:42 7 4
bbc
Journalism isn't the process of listening to anyone say anything and then broadcasting it without verifying it. The alternative is to just repeat gossip or just make something up - which is what the BBC do on a regular basis.
43
MVS
08/01/2021 17:30:51 4 7
bbc
Too many sensible people on this stream questioning why the BBC is not reporting the vaccine roll-out more positively.
The news will get out to the loons soon, and there will be an avalanche of anti-government invective aimed personally at Mr. Johnson.
Does anyone know why the BBC tolerates some of the language used and the slanderous accusations made?
73
08/01/2021 18:24:41 3 1
bbc
I didn't know it was Grovelmas Eve?

I must dig out my cap and practise forelock tugging.
66
08/01/2021 18:13:58 2 6
bbc
He's been very good to date. I have 0% confidence that anyone else (Starmer?) would have done any better. It's a hugely complicated situation, with very many facets, on top of 'normal' government
74
08/01/2021 18:37:24 4 1
bbc
Even his own daughter see's through him
Zero redeeming features
To those who voted for him, your ancestors are spinning in their graves
5
08/01/2021 16:06:36 53 7
bbc
Be patient - it's going well with twice as many people here already vaccinated than in the whole of the EU.

There are 6,800 GP surgeries in the UK & distributing jabs to relevant locations, getting invitations out to folk & organising everything is a massive undertaking. There are bound to be problems - staff ill, shipments misdirected etc. but don't let the odd problem sour the whole exercise.
75
08/01/2021 18:42:12 2 14
bbc
No. The government have had over six months to organise this. Should have stock piled the necessary glass vials, sorted out the delivery chain and the staffing. This shower are completely incompetent.
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09/01/2021 07:35:48 5 2
bbc
I think you'll find we are one of the most prepared countries in the world. But hey we could be France, having to give everyone a consultation 5 days before the jab because they didn't have the foresight to change their over centralised bureaucracy.
230
09/01/2021 11:54:23 3 1
bbc
You may have missed the last UK General Election where the country thankfully didnt elect a communist leader & last time I checked the UK is a democracy.

It is **not** the responsibility of stockpiling every version or any possible item just in case it needs to be used.
231
09/01/2021 11:55:20 4 0
bbc
Do you know for a fact that the phials are all the same?
Do you know for a fact that the phial manufacturers havent increased their production over the last 6 months.
Do you know for a fact that the vaccines needed 2 phials 6 months ago? Rather than 1 dose which was the common citied soln

Are you expecting that your "guess" gets treated with anything more than total contempt?
70
08/01/2021 18:21:39 9 0
bbc
The constant demands for certainty and promised numbers is ridiculously tiresome (e.g. testing, vaccinations). So much is dependent on many, many factors, at least some of which are outside the Govt's control.

One failing I will accuse the Govt of is making apparent promises when they should be making crystal clear they're giving hopes and intentions and not guarantees
76
08/01/2021 18:46:25 13 1
bbc
Ordinary citizens understand the difference between an aspiration/hope and a guarantee. It's only journalists who can't get their heads round that.
126
08/01/2021 21:56:06 1 3
bbc
You mean ordinary citizens are easily fooled by aspirations and guarantees. The wise amongst you know that the shower ruling you ALWAYS promise what they know they can't deliver and will keep doing it while you keep believing them.
77
08/01/2021 18:46:57 5 3
bbc
You would think that after last years fiasco the government will get things right. I don't live in hope. The person over seeing the distibution of the vaccine is part and parcel of Boris's cliche who have been put in charge of the Covide management. PPE, Track and Trace and now the vaccine. One thing in common, they all own horses. The vaccine manager has been caught fiddling expenses.
35
08/01/2021 17:13:51 10 7
bbc
So true the leftie media can never give this government the benefit of the doubt. If and I do hope it is right that this vaccination program gets ahead of schedule then the sooner we can get back to some kind of normal the better. The economy has been crashed to save the precious NHS and we are all going to being paying for that for years to come
78
08/01/2021 18:49:22 3 8
bbc
Why should the media give any Government the benefit of the doubt. It is their job to hold them to account. Unfortunately the right wing press in this country fail dismally.
96
08/01/2021 20:01:12 10 1
bbc
I thought it was the oppositions job to hold them to account the media are there to impartially tell the news - or have I missed something
228
09/01/2021 11:46:07 2 0
bbc
No the News outlets are supposed to report the facts. Opposition parties & HoL are the official watchdogs!

Opinion pieces are supposed to be labelled as such, and not released as "fact".
A worthy News channel should seek out facts & check the validity, not just rely on gossip as fact.

BBC doesnt even fact check itself. BBC News & Entertainment divisions should be split into 2 different entities.
39
08/01/2021 17:21:49 3 3
bbc
I wonder if the Gov have considered distributing epi-pen style self injectors via the post using the electoral register? If we could crash manufacture them we could have hundreds of thousands vaccinated every day.
79
08/01/2021 18:49:23 1 1
bbc
wishful thinking
18
08/01/2021 16:39:55 35 11
bbc
https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations

As with testing, the UK outperforms their European neighbours.
80
08/01/2021 18:52:35 8 36
bbc
Not much of a yard stick. The bench mark is New Zealand. Covid free. But Boris knows best, until Cummings scarpered
154
09/01/2021 07:39:48 1 2
bbc
Wonder what the left wing would have said if we had closed our borders to all non nationals at the start of the pandemic? Can just imagine Starmer and whoever the LibDem guys is ranting about nationalism. Good on New Zealand for thinking of their residents first.
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09/01/2021 13:57:18 0 1
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If the UK had closed down international flights back in February/March, the Tories would have been accused of 'racism'.

Just as Trump was when he shut down flights from Chy-na.

And 80,000 deaths is a small price to pay rather than be accused of 'racism'.
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08/01/2021 18:55:06 6 5
bbc
The person over seeing the Vacination is part of Boris's cliche. He owns horses on his estate. But he has one up on the others looking after test and trace and PPE. He has fiddled his MPs expenses when he tried to claim for the heating in his stables.
85
08/01/2021 19:00:36 0 0
bbc
Hope your wrong and hope its Brig Prosser in charge always remember the acronym being hammered into the head PPPPPP look it up
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08/01/2021 17:33:34 9 8
bbc
Why the dig at Eastern Europeans?
82
08/01/2021 18:55:35 1 0
bbc
Shouldnt have done that sorry. I employed some and must say what a cracking bunch of lads nothing was ever a problem and the only theft was me stealing there food at tea break
88
08/01/2021 19:23:59 1 0
bbc
Well said, had some in my team before I retired. Good lads, hard workers, a pleasure to work with.
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08/01/2021 16:43:39 2 2
bbc
Wonderif: Are you always that cynical? Think positive for once, and not make useless comments like you have done.
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08/01/2021 18:57:18 1 1
bbc
I am positive. Positive it will be a complete shambles if this government is involved. Get the politicians out of the way and let logistic and medical experts sort it out.
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08/01/2021 17:53:06 18 0
bbc
Seems to me that all the extremists are haters.
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08/01/2021 18:59:47 8 0
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How true. A plague on both their houses.
81
08/01/2021 18:55:06 6 5
bbc
The person over seeing the Vacination is part of Boris's cliche. He owns horses on his estate. But he has one up on the others looking after test and trace and PPE. He has fiddled his MPs expenses when he tried to claim for the heating in his stables.
85
08/01/2021 19:00:36 0 0
bbc
Hope your wrong and hope its Brig Prosser in charge always remember the acronym being hammered into the head PPPPPP look it up
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09/01/2021 02:21:47 0 0
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no need thanks i have a brain
perfect planning prevents etc etc
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08/01/2021 15:59:50 19 1
bbc
I wonder when we'll see' Vaccines Administered' added to the Worldometer dashboard? It will be interesting to see country by country comparisons
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MVS
08/01/2021 17:04:06 8 6
bbc
The government do not run the companies who are responsible for the bottles. They have ramped up the regulators which is why we licenced the drugs quicker than anyone else. They do not need additional retired GPs at the moment, and might not at all.
Carpers and critics already out in force! So sad!
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08/01/2021 19:11:22 1 0
bbc
Should have been stock piling vials six months ago. Would have been cheaper than Eat out to Help out.
82
08/01/2021 18:55:35 1 0
bbc
Shouldnt have done that sorry. I employed some and must say what a cracking bunch of lads nothing was ever a problem and the only theft was me stealing there food at tea break
88
08/01/2021 19:23:59 1 0
bbc
Well said, had some in my team before I retired. Good lads, hard workers, a pleasure to work with.
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08/01/2021 19:26:49 4 7
bbc
I can not see why the media are scratching around for positive stories.

They and the useless opposition should being ripping in the the Tories for their record on Covid, Brexit, and Austerity.

Why are we the worst performing Country in the world? All we hear is how we have cut corners to approve vaccines in desperate attempt to solve the chaos caused by Boris and his cronies.
90
08/01/2021 19:30:02 7 6
bbc
"Why are we the worst performing Country in the world?"

We are not. We are the 5th largest economy in the world, no corners were cut with PPE, in fact we paid over the odds to protect the NHS and care home workers. The economy is still sound and unemployment has not risen as high as in other countries.

However, the lefties always paid a negative picture. Traitors to the UK that they are.
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08/01/2021 20:28:12 2 3
bbc
We have NOT cut corners, please go and find something else to do, we don't want to hear the sort of carping you are peddling. You must be a Labour supporter because that's all they can do, moan, criticise and pretend they came up with all the ideas when they clearly have none.
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08/01/2021 21:27:29 1 1
bbc
They cut the corners to try and make bozo look good, they have even managed to convince a few, lets see what the position is in say 8 weeks.

https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations
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08/01/2021 19:26:49 4 7
bbc
I can not see why the media are scratching around for positive stories.

They and the useless opposition should being ripping in the the Tories for their record on Covid, Brexit, and Austerity.

Why are we the worst performing Country in the world? All we hear is how we have cut corners to approve vaccines in desperate attempt to solve the chaos caused by Boris and his cronies.
90
08/01/2021 19:30:02 7 6
bbc
"Why are we the worst performing Country in the world?"

We are not. We are the 5th largest economy in the world, no corners were cut with PPE, in fact we paid over the odds to protect the NHS and care home workers. The economy is still sound and unemployment has not risen as high as in other countries.

However, the lefties always paid a negative picture. Traitors to the UK that they are.
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08/01/2021 19:44:46 3 2
bbc
The only traitors to the people are the Tories and their Cronies. Making life worse for the majority.
Protect the NHS is laughable - like Hancock wearing his NHS badge, and Starmer wearing a red tie. They need to be honest and wear Serco badges.
Paying over the odds to get PPE from their cronies is something that needs investigating. In a real democracy people would go to jail.
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08/01/2021 20:12:42 0 2
bbc
We were the 5 th as part of the EU - not likely to be in the future as nobody will want to deal with the customs complications
"No corners were cut with PPE" Ha Ha.
Hi Pinocchio, you are an out and out liar.
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08/01/2021 21:52:41 2 2
bbc
Try the second-worst excess death rate on the planet. I couldn't give a damn about PPE (even though it was made with bin-liners in the early days) or that millions are using food banks and unemployment would be through the roof if wasn't for furlough.

No, 70,000 excess deaths with thousands more to come. Say what you like about lefties but they value life more than you do. Simple as.
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09/01/2021 02:19:44 0 1
bbc
if no corners were cut with PPE, how come docs went to screwfix and appealed for diy stuff? oh and the crowdfunded page to make it??
91
08/01/2021 19:42:47 4 7
bbc
We are clearly leading the world on vaccine rollout which is splendid news.
95
08/01/2021 19:51:12 1 1
bbc
And the huge increase in death rate each day....
90
08/01/2021 19:30:02 7 6
bbc
"Why are we the worst performing Country in the world?"

We are not. We are the 5th largest economy in the world, no corners were cut with PPE, in fact we paid over the odds to protect the NHS and care home workers. The economy is still sound and unemployment has not risen as high as in other countries.

However, the lefties always paid a negative picture. Traitors to the UK that they are.
92
08/01/2021 19:44:46 3 2
bbc
The only traitors to the people are the Tories and their Cronies. Making life worse for the majority.
Protect the NHS is laughable - like Hancock wearing his NHS badge, and Starmer wearing a red tie. They need to be honest and wear Serco badges.
Paying over the odds to get PPE from their cronies is something that needs investigating. In a real democracy people would go to jail.
93
08/01/2021 19:46:11 4 6
bbc
Boris got Brexit done and now he's going to get Covid done too.
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08/01/2021 21:23:17 4 2
bbc
He's severely damaged the country with brexit, we need someone who can at least organise a pis8 up in a brewery to run the country now.
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08/01/2021 19:50:28 3 3
bbc
Seems they are not doing well, yet another huge increase in deaths today.
At this rate there will be no one left alive for christmas 2021
or to vaccinate! Oh dear I wonder what the Zahawi family will profit from in that case.
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08/01/2021 22:22:58 2 0
bbc
You tell it how is comrade !
No problems here in the homeland we have Spuntnik V to protect us.
Come home soon
Vlad P.
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08/01/2021 19:42:47 4 7
bbc
We are clearly leading the world on vaccine rollout which is splendid news.
95
08/01/2021 19:51:12 1 1
bbc
And the huge increase in death rate each day....
98
08/01/2021 20:22:10 1 1
bbc
That's purely down to people deciding to ignore or bend the rules, if people decide to meet up (which they have been doing in high numbers during the last month or so) when they have clearly known the risks for some considerable time then that's their responsibility, don't blame the Govt. for others' selfish behaviour.
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09/01/2021 07:54:06 0 0
bbc
If you follow the rules to the letter it's unlikely you'll catch it. If you don't you'll probably kill your granny / mum / uncle etc.
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08/01/2021 18:49:22 3 8
bbc
Why should the media give any Government the benefit of the doubt. It is their job to hold them to account. Unfortunately the right wing press in this country fail dismally.
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08/01/2021 20:01:12 10 1
bbc
I thought it was the oppositions job to hold them to account the media are there to impartially tell the news - or have I missed something
90
08/01/2021 19:30:02 7 6
bbc
"Why are we the worst performing Country in the world?"

We are not. We are the 5th largest economy in the world, no corners were cut with PPE, in fact we paid over the odds to protect the NHS and care home workers. The economy is still sound and unemployment has not risen as high as in other countries.

However, the lefties always paid a negative picture. Traitors to the UK that they are.
97
08/01/2021 20:12:42 0 2
bbc
We were the 5 th as part of the EU - not likely to be in the future as nobody will want to deal with the customs complications
95
08/01/2021 19:51:12 1 1
bbc
And the huge increase in death rate each day....
98
08/01/2021 20:22:10 1 1
bbc
That's purely down to people deciding to ignore or bend the rules, if people decide to meet up (which they have been doing in high numbers during the last month or so) when they have clearly known the risks for some considerable time then that's their responsibility, don't blame the Govt. for others' selfish behaviour.
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08/01/2021 20:25:54 29 8
bbc
There are too many 'bystanders' mainly the BBC & other media who're looking for any tiny bit of negative news. BBC Midlands Today were moaning that one GP didn't get a delivery and other got one unexpectedly !!!! WHO CARES, all that matters is as many people as possible get vaccinated in the shortest possible period of time - let them get on with it, you (BBC) & we don't need to know every detail
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08/01/2021 21:20:48 7 24
bbc
If you don't like the BBC why do you watch it, you can always read the Torygraph and hear the government lauded, but be careful what you believe, the Torygraph is the second worse newspaper for telling lies, after the Daily Wail, and that's from the press regulators.
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08/01/2021 20:26:55 5 4
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Cecil
19:42
We are clearly leading the world on vaccine rollout which is splendid news.

We are clearly leading the world in B/S as are you, as we change Phizers protocol for vaccinations, so BoZo can claim a numbers game, while putting those vaccinated at risk by delaying the second jab for a furthern2 months. Thus allowing for further mutations.

This is not how the vaccine was deigned to work
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08/01/2021 20:31:52 8 4
bbc
Please don't post unless you understand properly. The vaccine wasn't designed to work as 2 doses 3 weeks apart it was TESTED in that configuration. However people much more qualified than you or me have determined injecting 12 weeks apart will be just as effective as you get 90% of the expected protection with the first and we'll be protecting TWICE as many in the same time, or is it OK they die?
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08/01/2021 21:16:41 0 2
bbc
Of course most will get the Oxford vaccine which is not so effective as the Phizer vaccine but is a hell of a lot cheaper.