Covid-19: North-east England leads race to vaccinate over-80s
14/01/2021 | news | health | 861
More than 45% of this priority group has now been vaccinated, compared with about 30% in London.
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14/01/2021 16:12:41 160 5
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Congratulations for all involved! keep up the good work :)
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14/01/2021 16:29:06 60 189
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No congratulations to Johnson though. Hardworking NHS staff - yes. Politicians - no.
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14/01/2021 18:34:22 0 1
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they tested it on Northerners first it seems
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14/01/2021 16:12:43 159 13
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It's not a race
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14/01/2021 16:17:17 65 33
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The government have set a deadline of Feb 15th to have all the top 4 most vulnerable groups vaccinated. It is a race against the calendar.
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14/01/2021 16:17:35 11 22
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Johnson wants it to be a race, so he can use glib phrases like "world beating".

As an over-50, I'm not due to be fully vaccinated until September. Which is a bit rubbish really.
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14/01/2021 16:18:55 3 7
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No it's not a race but as with all things there are winners and losers.
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14/01/2021 16:19:17 24 7
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Totally 100% agree that it is not a race. Why Oh! Why does Sadiq Khan always think that "poor" London" has to be given priority over the rest of the country?
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14/01/2021 16:46:56 1 0
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Tell that to Utter Dross, he thinks it is.
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14/01/2021 16:51:21 0 2
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A little bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone.
No it's not a 'Race', but let's not take things too literally!
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14/01/2021 16:58:04 3 0
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It is a race against the spread of the virus.

In that race some regions will do better than others. Monitoring regions and understanding why one region is doing better than another will help all regions to perform better.
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14/01/2021 17:23:52 2 0
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It's a race against *time*. The sooner we get the elderly and vulnerable vaccinated, the sooner we can get back to some semblance of normality.
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14/01/2021 17:35:16 2 0
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It’s a race against the virus. People get there knickers in a twist about football and weddings and all manner of naff stuff. This is way more important than that. Get us vaccinated then we bmcan have a more normal life.
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14/01/2021 17:37:31 0 0
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Poor grasp of the English language by present-day BBC journalists means that they think a metaphorical 'race' is the same as a 'sprint'.
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14/01/2021 18:21:16 1 0
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Yes it is. It’s the most important race in a generation!
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15/01/2021 15:23:04 0 0
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Yes it is, and the politicians have made it into a race.

Sadly, Chris Whitty, Patrick Vallance etc. have become politicians now.
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14/01/2021 16:12:52 6 7
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So London's being left behind? Um...
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14/01/2021 16:20:16 3 0
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Try reading the article...
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14/01/2021 16:14:42 43 9
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It does not matter which region has higher vaccine rates what is important is that the throughputs the govt are aiming for is being achieved, Sadiq Khan should just shut up and let things progress free from interference.
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14/01/2021 16:17:55 6 41
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Maybe you should shut up too then ??
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14/01/2021 16:27:52 1 3
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Sadiq Khan the elected Mayor of London has every right to airhis views
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14/01/2021 17:18:07 0 0
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But it does, the more vaccines the less restrictions.
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14/01/2021 18:41:25 0 1
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London has the new covid variant so it maybe the vaccine doesn't work there
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14/01/2021 16:15:04 94 14
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Typical BBC journalistic head line
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14/01/2021 16:55:37 81 7
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Couldn’t agree more! BBC stance throughout has been absolutely disgraceful. At worst, they have actually lied ( Apr 2020 headline: “The director of a large NHS trust has contacted the BBC asking for the phone number of Burberry”: NOT TRUE). At best, their news is fundamentally truthful, but presented in a biased way to stir up divisive controversy.
We’re all in this together???
Not the BBC!
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14/01/2021 16:15:15 86 13
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Only the BBC could make the vaccination effort read like a competitive sport!
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14/01/2021 16:34:46 25 47
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So the Daily Mail and Daily Express haven't had any articles commenting on Europe's vaccination rate? Of course not!
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14/01/2021 16:15:50 190 7
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Vaccination programme is going well, credit where credits due. I don't feel its a race between regions surely there's different needs and pop density's as well as distribution considerations to take into account. Thank you to all involved.
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14/01/2021 16:16:54 42 5
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On another point partners in NHS she had her vaccination in super quick time.
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14/01/2021 17:30:55 2 6
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Big numbers but it's way behind the rate needed to hit Johnson's empty promise! Mid Feb will be end July at current daily rate. Great people involved in delivery but Johnson's latest bit of over-promising only to under-deliver later doesn't help anyone. He just can't tell it like it is can he.
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14/01/2021 18:33:37 0 1
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they tested it on Northerners first it seems
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14/01/2021 16:15:50 190 7
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Vaccination programme is going well, credit where credits due. I don't feel its a race between regions surely there's different needs and pop density's as well as distribution considerations to take into account. Thank you to all involved.
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14/01/2021 16:16:54 42 5
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On another point partners in NHS she had her vaccination in super quick time.
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14/01/2021 16:23:26 3 0
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That's great to hear.

All the best to him/her
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14/01/2021 16:45:21 1 3
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Administrator?
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14/01/2021 17:04:27 3 0
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Yep, mine had hers today.
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14/01/2021 16:16:58 65 6
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So now it's a "race" and we're all split up into different parts of the country. Really BBC?!? I would say "you're better than that" but evidently not.
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14/01/2021 16:18:37 23 1
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I know give them some regional stats and its race, rather than thinking they are actually different in many operational ways.
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14/01/2021 16:23:28 1 1
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Politicians on all sides have been discussing the race to get the vaccine out in order to combat the virus. Government provides the statistics by region. Other media outlets have reported the fact that some regions are well ahead of others. This is relevant information. Surely the BBC is right to report it?
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14/01/2021 17:15:28 0 1
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They could just not report it?
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14/01/2021 18:39:28 2 0
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they are pro EU anti British
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14/01/2021 16:12:43 159 13
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It's not a race
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14/01/2021 16:17:17 65 33
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The government have set a deadline of Feb 15th to have all the top 4 most vulnerable groups vaccinated. It is a race against the calendar.
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14/01/2021 16:22:44 17 0
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I mean it's not a race between the regions. We shouldn't be competing based on what region we live in. That's cringe af
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14/01/2021 16:55:18 4 0
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They may have said the target was to.....
But the main thing is to get it done as quickly and effectively as possible.
The race is against the virus and the more the stupid behave badly the longer it will take to ensure the safety of the people.
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14/01/2021 17:03:36 0 0
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I think you will find it was an aspiration, rather than a pledge.
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14/01/2021 17:26:38 1 0
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Nope: they've quietly changed the task: it's now to 'invite' those people (for the first half of their immunisation) by mid Feb - so expect lots of letters to go out 2nd class on Valentine's Day. Don't believe me? History says I'm right! Well done to all those putting herculean efforts into this task though, despite our inept government which can't plan 1 day ahead!
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14/01/2021 18:08:44 0 0
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The Govt has set a target to aim for, not a deadline
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14/01/2021 18:34:07 0 0
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its a race against mutations
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14/01/2021 16:17:23 51 1
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Does it really matter what region is rolling it out the quickest as surely we just need the whole nation done for those that want vaccination.
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14/01/2021 16:17:27 3 0
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Is it they have less vaccine, or that they have the same but are just unable to administer it as quick?
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14/01/2021 16:12:43 159 13
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It's not a race
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14/01/2021 16:17:35 11 22
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Johnson wants it to be a race, so he can use glib phrases like "world beating".

As an over-50, I'm not due to be fully vaccinated until September. Which is a bit rubbish really.
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14/01/2021 16:32:09 11 3
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Where do you get that from? Should be quicker than that. IF all over 70s are done by mid February, it shouldn't take 7 months to get through the 50-70s
So whinging old goat, not escape goat! Removed
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14/01/2021 16:14:42 43 9
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It does not matter which region has higher vaccine rates what is important is that the throughputs the govt are aiming for is being achieved, Sadiq Khan should just shut up and let things progress free from interference.
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14/01/2021 16:17:55 6 41
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Maybe you should shut up too then ??
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14/01/2021 16:18:16 27 1
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Not content to make this a competition between Nations, we now make it a Regional one too. Sigh...
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14/01/2021 16:18:17 369 66
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This is why I hate the BBC ... it’s not a race .. just like it doesn’t matter how we compare to other countries....
All that’s matters is doing the best we can do
it’s time the bbc actually behaved in a way befitting of the British broadcast corporation.. yes British .. whether you are from London or Newcastle you’re British and BBC needs to bring the people together not divide into a “race” ...
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14/01/2021 16:41:26 255 60
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Sadly the BBC have become gutter press for they take any opportunity to further divide our nation
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14/01/2021 16:41:11 44 17
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They cant help themselves. Most of them live in a London bubble which bears absolutely no similarity to the rest of the UK
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14/01/2021 16:56:18 33 3
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The BBC are reporting it. NHS England collects the figures and puts them in to tables. They do it for everything. Does your nut in if you work for the NHS as everything is taken out of consideration and they imply the one at the top is better, when it isn't necessarily so.
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14/01/2021 16:58:56 35 8
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Agreed. Since when did this become a competition? It runs next to the recent, OCADO reporting shortages gem. How is that helpful other than to drive panic buying? Your reporting gets right up my ginger these days BBC!
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14/01/2021 17:07:27 31 21
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The BBC do not abide by the terms of their charter and therefore should be reformed or defunded.
I think you hate the bbc because they had a gay couple dancing once and you found it upsetting. Removed
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14/01/2021 17:10:00 25 18
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All the BBC is doing is reporting the government statistics on a regional basis. Perhaps no one should monitor it and instead everyone close their eyes and hope for the best?
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14/01/2021 17:12:20 7 2
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It does matter - Walkeden because normally we are last in line to get anything, for a change we have come out top. According to the stats, we are keeping to the rules to prevent a surge in the North east. Newcastle and North Tyneside infection rates are below 300 per 100k which is down to sticking to the rules.
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14/01/2021 17:17:33 8 0
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I completely agree with this, there could be any number of reasons for regional variations. Carehome residents in many parts of the country have had to wait for the AZ Oxford vaccine, which has only just started to be administered around us. (it is difficult to give the Pfizer vaccine in carehomes)

If London has more carehome residents than Newcastle, that would account for the variations
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14/01/2021 17:17:52 4 3
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Exactly. Well said.
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14/01/2021 17:19:28 13 15
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Oh, come off it. I didn't interpret the headline as a "race between regions", but rather a "race against time". I found this an essentially positive article - we're actually doing quite well, y'know? - which also quite legitimately highlights some disparities between roll-out across the country.

Which makes me call out your blatant BBC-bashing agenda.
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14/01/2021 17:25:54 2 4
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We should absolutely call it a race a contest a mission and an attack of the gets people fired up to help go and so on.. If we have to call it William and make it wear a crown so be it - just as many vaccinations as we can get done each and every way. If some people want to call that a race then fine. We should be big enough to not let it bother us.
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14/01/2021 17:32:49 10 5
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Couldn't agree more. Inappropriate and distasteful to present the vaccination programme as some kind of sport. The degradation of the BBC these days is very sad for those of us who remember its former high standards of journalism and impeccable use of the English language.
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14/01/2021 17:34:27 6 11
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The BBC have been beaten into submission and have to tow the government line else that license fee gets scrapped. Hence why it is reported as a race and how far ahead we are of other countries, it suits the Government narrative to cover up for all other failures from test and trace to Brexit.
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14/01/2021 17:34:59 8 7
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The gutter MSM and the BBC want to put labels on all areas of our lives
they know it caused division between areas and race, which they believe gives them better news stories.
Shocking
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14/01/2021 18:07:10 6 5
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I cannot understand people who hate the BBC reading articles on the BBC and commenting on them. If you hate the BBC get your news from Sky or Russia Today or Fox News and stop moaning
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14/01/2021 18:21:09 1 2
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Come on man! If you had a good grasp of English Language you would know that the word "race" has connotations of speed and adds to the urgency of the vaccine
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14/01/2021 18:23:06 1 3
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They should be held accountable for their utterly depressing ,bias ,fear mongering cobblers they report .Sell em off and get thee gone .
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14/01/2021 18:42:10 3 0
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They're just report what's happening across the UK, as is their remit. Any division is created in the minds of those that are they way inclined.
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14/01/2021 18:42:32 5 0
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If you hate the BBC so much why are you reading this stuff. Guess you are part of cancel culture
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14/01/2021 18:32:41 0 1
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Very clever they tested it on Northerners first .
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14/01/2021 18:45:31 0 2
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Perhaps Ms Unsworth News Editor of the BBC should come before the Media committee to explain the lack of depth in BBC reporting..we need more transparency?
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14/01/2021 18:58:12 0 0
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60% of Londoners are bloody foreigners so all in all they ain't doing too bad!
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14/01/2021 20:05:51 4 0
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You need to differentiate between the headline (probably written by a sub-editor who wants to grab your attention) and the report written by a journalist who is telling us the news about vaccination rates in the different regions of England. It's news, and important news at that, which should be reported - stop thinking that the BBC is a covert organisation which wants to bring down the country!
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14/01/2021 21:29:22 0 3
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Even their weather forecasts display this bias!
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15/01/2021 09:16:29 1 0
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Tell the tories- BBC Director General Tim Davie + BBC Chairman Richard Sharp are hardcore rightwing, Sharp donating over £400,000 to the conservative party
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15/01/2021 12:54:26 0 0
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That’s why I love the bbc, it gives accurate news and interesting comment, I think your hate is effecting your ability to consider anything from the bbc impartially.
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14/01/2021 16:16:58 65 6
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So now it's a "race" and we're all split up into different parts of the country. Really BBC?!? I would say "you're better than that" but evidently not.
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14/01/2021 16:18:37 23 1
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I know give them some regional stats and its race, rather than thinking they are actually different in many operational ways.
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14/01/2021 16:18:54 94 4
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can we please stop making everything into a competition. All this does is create division - for what?
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14/01/2021 16:44:57 2 30
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everything is a competition- I repeat -everything is a competition
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14/01/2021 18:36:38 1 0
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divide and rule
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14/01/2021 16:12:43 159 13
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It's not a race
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14/01/2021 16:18:55 3 7
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No it's not a race but as with all things there are winners and losers.
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14/01/2021 17:01:33 0 0
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Let's ask for a plucky competitor certificate instead then
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14/01/2021 16:12:43 159 13
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It's not a race
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14/01/2021 16:19:17 24 7
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Totally 100% agree that it is not a race. Why Oh! Why does Sadiq Khan always think that "poor" London" has to be given priority over the rest of the country?
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14/01/2021 17:27:43 1 2
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Oh for goodness sake, read the article! He's not asking for "priority", he's asking for a "fair share" - i.e., parity. As the graphics clearly demonstrate, London is lagging behind the rest of the country, and the bottleneck is vaccine supply. As mayor it's his *job* to stand up for Londoners.
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14/01/2021 16:18:56 2 14
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I find it infuriating that the BBC is not holding the government to account on its target of vaccinating all the vulnerable by mid Feb. The rate of vaccination needs to be at least twice what it is now. Even in Yorkshire, we will be struggling to get the over 80s done by mid Feb let alone the over 75s and clinically vulnerable
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14/01/2021 16:23:46 7 0
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Find it infuriating that people don't realise that todays vaccination rate will not be tomorrows and think it'll be the same all the to February.
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14/01/2021 16:35:28 1 0
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Why don't you pop over to Astrazenica and help speed up the compliance checks? Bet you'd be first in the queue to moan if the government water down the requirements.
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14/01/2021 16:35:38 1 0
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You can only deliver vaccines if you have them.

Production is gradually being increased. But you have to take into account available of materials, glass vials and batch testing. It’s not quite the same as making aspirins.
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14/01/2021 16:19:48 29 0
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How can this possibly be a competitive race? The fact that we seem to progressing well with vaccinations is surely enough and a tribute to the scientists, engineers, health care and many other all involved...

Oh I guess the next headline will have England pitted against Scotland...
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14/01/2021 16:20:00 28 1
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Well done to all those working on this gigantic task. Divisive headline
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14/01/2021 16:20:12 212 15
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Some great strides in the vaccination program with circa 248k in last 24 hours. Report on the positive BBC please!
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14/01/2021 16:51:51 152 19
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They've forgotten how to report positive news.
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14/01/2021 17:13:17 10 2
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They prefer doom and gloom, it gets all the guardian types going
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14/01/2021 17:36:29 5 0
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Surely it is positive if you live in the North-East?
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14/01/2021 17:44:49 3 0
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Well new cases in the last 3 days have been lower than at any time in the last 2 weeks so that's good news. Hopefully we will see a sustained fall, so a fall in the hospital admissions and deaths will follow. Also positive is the fact that eveyone vcaccinated should have immunity 3 weeks after the vaccination. With so many over 80s already vaccinated, the death rate should start to plummet soon.
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14/01/2021 18:42:07 0 0
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But the rate per day to reach the target is now 364k. It was 351k at the start of the week.
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14/01/2021 18:33:14 0 1
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Very clever they tested it on Northerners first it seems
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14/01/2021 16:12:52 6 7
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So London's being left behind? Um...
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14/01/2021 16:20:16 3 0
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Try reading the article...
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14/01/2021 16:20:24 16 0
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Over a third of over 80s vaccinated - great news! Shame politicians can’t help themselves and moan about everything. There will always be one area in UK ahead, so what! So long as all people are vaccinated as soon as possible then that is the target.
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14/01/2021 16:20:34 10 2
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One of the few things we can be proud of is our vaccine take up. Great public effort.

However, let’s not be crass and gloat like Williamson and others on here. There are billions in the world with no access to the vaccines, so let’s be a world leader for once, but let’s not be jerks to those who are struggling and won’t finish as quick as us.
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14/01/2021 16:20:53 16 2
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Perhaps SK would be better placed having a go at Nicola Sturgeon and SNP on their undermining of the National effort, read other articles re compromising our confidentiality with AstraZeneca
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14/01/2021 16:21:17 96 2
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Doesn't the last sentence make this article redundant?

"the smallest number of people aged over 80 compared with other regions."
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14/01/2021 16:37:28 34 0
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You’re correct every age group except the 20 to 29 age group has been in decline within London for years.
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14/01/2021 16:39:28 2 1
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No. It makes the 2nd graph redundant, the one that shows how many jabs per population as a whole. But it doesn't make the first graph redundant.

London and the East trailing quite some way in terms of the percentage of their respective over 80 population.
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14/01/2021 16:41:38 4 2
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No - engage brain . Would still expect % of over 80’s vaccinated to be approx the same across all regions .
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14/01/2021 16:55:02 4 0
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Who would ever want to live in London anyway,
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14/01/2021 18:12:18 0 0
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Therefore its us in the "forgotten (as always)" East of England (specifically Norfolk) who should be the ones whinging about this. There's been diddly squat (in relation to the rest of the Country) done here so far.
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14/01/2021 18:36:22 0 0
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they tested it on Northerners first it seems .
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14/01/2021 16:21:50 26 5
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Sadiq Khan whingeing again....
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14/01/2021 16:24:29 5 24
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Mayor of London lobbying for London..... nothing wrong there!
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14/01/2021 16:20:45 21 2
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As the London population is younger then there is your answer Mr Khan.
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14/01/2021 16:28:46 10 0
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Like most politicians fact are selective!
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14/01/2021 16:22:35 5 9
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Feel far happier knowing that tories weren't profiteering -

FAMILY OF Vaccine MinisterSets Up Medical Company
Byline Times Team
4 January 2021
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14/01/2021 16:31:04 4 0
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Don't care who does what, as long as it helps get us out of the current situation. Most of the population find cheap political point scoring irrelevant.
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14/01/2021 16:17:17 65 33
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The government have set a deadline of Feb 15th to have all the top 4 most vulnerable groups vaccinated. It is a race against the calendar.
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14/01/2021 16:22:44 17 0
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I mean it's not a race between the regions. We shouldn't be competing based on what region we live in. That's cringe af
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14/01/2021 16:23:11 7 6
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The 400,000 who have received second dose should now sit quietly at home and reflect on their good fortune. Those front line workers who are still waiting may well be aggrieved.
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14/01/2021 16:16:54 42 5
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On another point partners in NHS she had her vaccination in super quick time.
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14/01/2021 16:23:26 3 0
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That's great to hear.

All the best to him/her
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14/01/2021 16:16:58 65 6
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So now it's a "race" and we're all split up into different parts of the country. Really BBC?!? I would say "you're better than that" but evidently not.
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14/01/2021 16:23:28 1 1
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Politicians on all sides have been discussing the race to get the vaccine out in order to combat the virus. Government provides the statistics by region. Other media outlets have reported the fact that some regions are well ahead of others. This is relevant information. Surely the BBC is right to report it?
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14/01/2021 17:59:40 2 0
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Sure the govt gives regional numbers , but they don’t call it a regional race. Stick to reporting the facts - not making it something that it isn’t.
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14/01/2021 16:18:56 2 14
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I find it infuriating that the BBC is not holding the government to account on its target of vaccinating all the vulnerable by mid Feb. The rate of vaccination needs to be at least twice what it is now. Even in Yorkshire, we will be struggling to get the over 80s done by mid Feb let alone the over 75s and clinically vulnerable
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14/01/2021 16:23:46 7 0
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Find it infuriating that people don't realise that todays vaccination rate will not be tomorrows and think it'll be the same all the to February.
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14/01/2021 16:24:07 37 4
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Why is Sadiq Khan saying London is underserved by vaccines, when the reason for the lower percentage is blatantly obvious - as the article says, there are far fewer 80 year olds in the capital. Everyone's doing their best while he playing politics from the sidelines.
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14/01/2021 16:25:14 6 23
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It is his job to lobby for London
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14/01/2021 16:33:13 0 2
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Yes - there are fewer people over 80 in London, but the statistics show that, as a percentage, fewer people over 80 have been vaccinated in London compared to other regions. So 31% of people over 80 have been vaccinated in London compared with 46% in the NE and Yorkshire. You obviously didn't do very well at maths at school.
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14/01/2021 16:41:51 1 2
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Given that's the case, it's even worse. in my opinion.

A lower percentage when London has a smaller population of older people.

Khan is doubly right.
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The Tory party are doing their best to enrich their mates
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14/01/2021 18:40:10 0 0
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they tested it on Northerners first
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14/01/2021 16:24:17 25 1
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It's not a race though is it? Ridiculous reporting...again.
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14/01/2021 16:39:31 2 18
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The Government seems to think it's a race with other countries though. Suddenly international comparisons are ok.

Meanwhile in the only race that actually matters we (the UK) are coming just about bottom of the pile. That is deaths and serious illness relative to the size of the population.

For some reason the Government doesn't want that international comparison made.
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14/01/2021 16:21:50 26 5
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Sadiq Khan whingeing again....
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14/01/2021 16:24:29 5 24
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Mayor of London lobbying for London..... nothing wrong there!
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14/01/2021 17:13:44 0 1
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Then its high time the lobbyists moved out of bloody London then because most of us do not live there ( or even care to visit)
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14/01/2021 16:24:30 72 3
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Why does health treatments have to be put in a table as if they are competing against each other?

Each area has so many different factors that get overlooked by reporting in this way and it gives a false picture.

Let's just say well done to everybody!
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14/01/2021 16:58:50 15 1
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Well said sir or madam......
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14/01/2021 18:37:57 0 0
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they tested it on Northerners first it seems
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14/01/2021 16:24:33 0 10
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Given the NHS and government have had over a year to organise this vaccination programme, why is there such a big disparity between the regions. Looks like some regions are very badly organised and their vulnerable residents are being let down!
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Cant help thinking if you have an untried antiviruses best to practice on the oldies first. dont want to wipe out the cream of youth and the captains of industry and learning Removed
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14/01/2021 16:27:51 6 1
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So you're a sociopath who is happy to kill older folk ?
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14/01/2021 16:29:09 2 0
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Untried? it went through all the phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials. In what way is it untried?
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14/01/2021 16:31:42 1 0
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Hi Cruella!
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14/01/2021 16:24:07 37 4
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Why is Sadiq Khan saying London is underserved by vaccines, when the reason for the lower percentage is blatantly obvious - as the article says, there are far fewer 80 year olds in the capital. Everyone's doing their best while he playing politics from the sidelines.
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14/01/2021 16:25:14 6 23
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It is his job to lobby for London
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14/01/2021 16:57:34 1 0
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Yes but based on fact not hyperbole.
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14/01/2021 16:25:40 65 2
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Staff have done well to even get to some clinics in the NE today - through thick snow and ice. And the over 80s have shown great determination to get there as well! Neighbours and relatives all helping with snow clearing and transport.. Good all round effort.
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14/01/2021 17:08:51 19 5
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Absolutely right. But that’s why the North East is correctly regarded as having the nicest people in the UK.
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14/01/2021 18:39:03 1 1
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snow clearing is councils job
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14/01/2021 16:25:49 12 1
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BBC just cursed North East, they have had to close some vaccination centres today because of snow
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14/01/2021 16:25:54 281 34
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This is the typical irresponsible media coverage we have these days.

Divide and report, whether it is age, ethnicity, region etc.

The extreme result of all this is what you saw in the US last week.

Our media is toxic and agenda heavy and creates issues and division to 'sell' copy.
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14/01/2021 16:29:41 65 71
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I don't think you're being melodramatic enough here.
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14/01/2021 16:29:46 34 8
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Absolutely correct. Way too much agenda driven media nowadays. Not helpful and not needed.
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14/01/2021 16:44:44 10 6
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I would love to say it in a more deserving manner but it would be removed, give this a couple of hours and due to response the BBC are dim to expect this will at best be found on a sub site.
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14/01/2021 16:45:38 8 10
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Posters usually are irresponsible and toxic rather than the media . What you saw in the US latest week was largely down to a lunatic .
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14/01/2021 16:47:01 3 6
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If we're not provided with information about age, ethnicity, gender etc,. we can't make judgments about what needs to change. For example it's in large part because of information about child poverty that pressure can be applied to the government encouraging it to improve.
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14/01/2021 16:42:20 11 7
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BBC doesnt even have to sell.... So whats their excuse?
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14/01/2021 16:49:28 13 4
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You are 100% correct but in a digital age, we’re stuck with click bait. Sad...
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14/01/2021 16:51:44 12 2
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I have to admit the world would be such a better place if the media was not biased and just provide honest goings on and not try to cause divide. No wonder depression and anxiety is up but as well as reporting it the media loves it
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AMc
14/01/2021 16:59:28 6 6
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To be honest seeing your comment here 'Actually' sums things up

Sad individuals who take things too literally, want to complain about everything, easily 'confused' and bide their time waiting for their lifeforce to have run out

So the NE are ahead in numbers vaccinated, good on em! does that make me want to invade the NE, sack York and lynch anyone drinking Yorkshire tea... NO.
Get a life!
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14/01/2021 16:59:34 5 0
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The BBC are reporting it. NHS England collects the figures and puts them in to tables. They do it for everything. Does your nut in if you work for the NHS as everything is taken out of consideration and they imply the one at the top is better, when it isn't necessarily so.
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14/01/2021 17:10:58 3 1
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It wasn’t the media. It was the president constantly lying, that’s why they stormed the capitol because they believed their votes weren’t counted. Which was a lie
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14/01/2021 18:12:12 0 2
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Oh stop moaning just because there's been factual reports of people being discriminated against who don't look like you. We all know what happened in the US was because of the far right which is a result of this country's colonisation of it. Trump also had a British mother incase you've forgotten.
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14/01/2021 18:34:21 1 0
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Did you flounce out of the room when you finished this post?
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14/01/2021 18:37:48 0 1
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Fully agree. Totally irresponsible, the reporting of BBC is click bait. They know it will cause anger and that's why they open up a HYS on such topics.

They can justify their existence with such tactics.
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14/01/2021 18:32:57 0 0
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Very clever they tested it on Northerners first
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14/01/2021 18:44:48 0 0
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numbers don't lie, the article puts the differences in context.
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15/01/2021 09:51:24 0 0
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What do you think of murdochs hate-rags ?
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14/01/2021 16:26:10 43 6
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Typical of Sadiq Khan to demand the government to concentrate upon London at the expense of everywhere else. As Mayor he is ultimately responsible for policing in London so why didn't he do something about banning parades and demonstrations throughout the pandemic when thousands of people mingled together, no doubt spreading the virus, little wonder London became a hot spot.
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14/01/2021 16:29:59 1 25
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Actually the numbers do not support you - the demos did NOT produce spikes. This current wave is down to the new Kent variant of the virus that was not caused by Londoners
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14/01/2021 16:55:59 1 0
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Because he's useless.
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14/01/2021 17:15:57 0 2
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London pays for the dole money in the rest of the country
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14/01/2021 17:16:25 1 1
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Eat out to get covid did much more damage
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14/01/2021 18:39:46 0 0
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they tested it on Northerners first it seems
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14/01/2021 16:17:55 6 41
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Maybe you should shut up too then ??
Removed
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14/01/2021 16:25:04 138 8
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Please, this is not a RACE! Nor are we competing with anyone, either in this country, in Europe or anywhere else in the world. Everyone's needs are the same, let's get it done and stop stoking unnecessary tensions and rivalries!
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14/01/2021 16:31:33 116 6
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Ah...but the media enjoys muck stirring. Its the only thing they know how to do.
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14/01/2021 16:43:59 0 4
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No- lets
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14/01/2021 16:42:21 9 3
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Unfortunately that is not how the BBC operates these days.
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14/01/2021 17:19:43 1 1
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It is a race, but we are not competing
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14/01/2021 17:48:16 3 0
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It is a race - against time. The sooner we can get the elderely and vulnerable protected, the sooner we get back to some semblance of normal life.
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14/01/2021 18:35:08 0 1
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shame its not a competition on infrastructure project between north and south
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14/01/2021 16:26:43 0 19
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The Govt will now be hoping that the AZ vaccine actually works on old people, because there isn't any data that says it does.
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14/01/2021 16:29:57 8 0
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Is there any data that says it doesn’t? Why would you think it won’t?
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14/01/2021 16:39:06 2 0
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Stop listening to Bob from Facebook. Open your mind and educate yourself. Your comments are ignorant at best, sinister at worst.
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14/01/2021 16:26:49 16 5
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Never let good news get in the way of a negative story.

Benjamin Disraeli said "lies, damn lies and statistics" which sums up the BBC approach to journalism. Great progress, not every region is above or average and with the new testing stations and denseness of population I expect London will not always be looking up.
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14/01/2021 16:30:10 14 1
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Well said nothing but "gutter press" reporting
Cant help thinking if you have an untried antiviruses best to practice on the oldies first. dont want to wipe out the cream of youth and the captains of industry and learning Removed
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14/01/2021 16:27:51 6 1
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So you're a sociopath who is happy to kill older folk ?
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14/01/2021 16:33:01 0 1
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Quite the opposite, i am hoping that they are not testing this out on the old...i am old.
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14/01/2021 16:14:42 43 9
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It does not matter which region has higher vaccine rates what is important is that the throughputs the govt are aiming for is being achieved, Sadiq Khan should just shut up and let things progress free from interference.
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14/01/2021 16:27:52 1 3
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Sadiq Khan the elected Mayor of London has every right to airhis views
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14/01/2021 16:29:38 0 1
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Dibble is fwightened of democracy.
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14/01/2021 16:31:03 0 1
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The vaccine programme is a national issue. He should keep his snout out of trying to exert national, political pressure on the government.
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Dai
14/01/2021 16:28:29 15 1
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“Race”?
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14/01/2021 16:20:45 21 2
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As the London population is younger then there is your answer Mr Khan.
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14/01/2021 16:28:46 10 0
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Like most politicians fact are selective!
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14/01/2021 16:28:54 141 17
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Absolutely disgusting that lousy BBC see fit to turn this groundbreaking event into a "race".
This is so unhelpful for far too many reasons to list, but main ones are the effect it has on moral amongst both suppliers of vaccines, the people charged with the administration and logistics of giving it and the people who are anxiously awaiting it.
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14/01/2021 16:30:56 98 12
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Totally agree , it’s yet more bad journalism from the bbc...
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14/01/2021 16:39:49 7 2
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I agree. I find it disheartening and tiresome that the language used turns everything into a competition or uses an overabundance of superlatives - 'World beating', 'our brilliant scientists', 'thanks for your question, and it REALLY is SUCH an important question' etc...
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14/01/2021 17:12:28 1 2
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Not sure you are right on any of your points but continue to be outraged.

There’s always the noisy minority loving for a reason to be upset.

You’ve made the same comment a few times now, I wonder what your agenda is?
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14/01/2021 17:51:21 1 0
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Race against *time*. Get a grip.
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14/01/2021 18:35:25 0 0
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they tested it on Northerners first it seems
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14/01/2021 21:24:54 0 0
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Well said......I agree.
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14/01/2021 16:12:41 160 5
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Congratulations for all involved! keep up the good work :)
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14/01/2021 16:29:06 60 189
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No congratulations to Johnson though. Hardworking NHS staff - yes. Politicians - no.
Your name sums you up Removed
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14/01/2021 16:42:38 38 9
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And no congratulations to you for showing your political bias.
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14/01/2021 16:48:20 6 5
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Politician, eh?
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14/01/2021 17:15:45 28 1
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The government pre ordered the vaccines and paid for them.. military involvement arranged by government. We could go on but I suspect your view of the world filters out truths that don't fit.
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14/01/2021 17:28:18 20 0
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If they shut down early, they destroy the country's economy, if they shut down late, they are assassins.
Be happy that they have purchased enough vaccines for all British ppl - unlike the EU where vaccination centres are running out.
Blame the idiots, who refuse to accept the simplest rules. If we have a growing transmission of the virus it's not down to the government, it's down to us.
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14/01/2021 17:31:56 9 0
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Well you're all happy to line up when the Gov gets it wrong, so try and show some class and give credit where its due.
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14/01/2021 17:38:06 6 1
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Would you rather us be under the slow response of the EU which will undoubtedly lead to more deaths to their citizens
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14/01/2021 17:45:46 6 0
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Seems a little unfair that anything that goes wrong is a politicians fault but the good news is all due to others. We’d be screeching blame at them if the vaccinations went poorly so maybe we should cheer them when it’s going well
Cant help thinking if you have an untried antiviruses best to practice on the oldies first. dont want to wipe out the cream of youth and the captains of industry and learning Removed
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14/01/2021 16:29:09 2 0
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Untried? it went through all the phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials. In what way is it untried?
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14/01/2021 16:29:20 108 2
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Khan's answer to his claim of fair share is answered in last paragraph.

"London has a younger average population than other parts of England and the smallest number of people aged over 80 compared with other regions."
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14/01/2021 16:54:13 75 5
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He wouldn't possibly know that he's too busy scoring political points.
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14/01/2021 17:33:24 7 0
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that's so difficult with percentages and real numbers Mr. Khan.
Shame on your management, because with a lower real number it must be much easier to get the vaccination done and London should be on the top of the list. Luckily British faith isn't in your hands.
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14/01/2021 18:08:05 4 0
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Spot on mate. It’s just typical of the mayor stirring the pot and then when he fails he’ll try to blame Boris
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14/01/2021 18:35:58 0 4
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they tested it on Northerners first it seems
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14/01/2021 16:29:27 29 4
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Oh it's a race is it? Didn't know that.
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14/01/2021 16:27:52 1 3
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Sadiq Khan the elected Mayor of London has every right to airhis views
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14/01/2021 16:29:38 0 1
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Dibble is fwightened of democracy.
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14/01/2021 16:25:54 281 34
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This is the typical irresponsible media coverage we have these days.

Divide and report, whether it is age, ethnicity, region etc.

The extreme result of all this is what you saw in the US last week.

Our media is toxic and agenda heavy and creates issues and division to 'sell' copy.
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14/01/2021 16:29:41 65 71
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I don't think you're being melodramatic enough here.
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14/01/2021 16:25:54 281 34
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This is the typical irresponsible media coverage we have these days.

Divide and report, whether it is age, ethnicity, region etc.

The extreme result of all this is what you saw in the US last week.

Our media is toxic and agenda heavy and creates issues and division to 'sell' copy.
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14/01/2021 16:29:46 34 8
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Absolutely correct. Way too much agenda driven media nowadays. Not helpful and not needed.
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14/01/2021 16:26:43 0 19
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The Govt will now be hoping that the AZ vaccine actually works on old people, because there isn't any data that says it does.
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14/01/2021 16:29:57 8 0
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Is there any data that says it doesn’t? Why would you think it won’t?
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14/01/2021 16:26:10 43 6
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Typical of Sadiq Khan to demand the government to concentrate upon London at the expense of everywhere else. As Mayor he is ultimately responsible for policing in London so why didn't he do something about banning parades and demonstrations throughout the pandemic when thousands of people mingled together, no doubt spreading the virus, little wonder London became a hot spot.
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14/01/2021 16:29:59 1 25
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Actually the numbers do not support you - the demos did NOT produce spikes. This current wave is down to the new Kent variant of the virus that was not caused by Londoners
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14/01/2021 17:10:51 3 0
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Then the demos miraculously broke the laws of biological transmission then?....interesting theory....maybe transmission is inversly proportional to woke righteousness?
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14/01/2021 17:24:45 1 0
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The numbers have spiked since September so it must be this 'highly transmissive' new strain. Nothing to do with schools going back, universities going back, people largely ignoring the November lockdown and then treating Xmas as normal. More smoke and mirrors.
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14/01/2021 16:30:00 5 1
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It would be good to get an idea of how many are refusing to have the vaccine and whether the lag is potentially linked.
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14/01/2021 16:26:49 16 5
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Never let good news get in the way of a negative story.

Benjamin Disraeli said "lies, damn lies and statistics" which sums up the BBC approach to journalism. Great progress, not every region is above or average and with the new testing stations and denseness of population I expect London will not always be looking up.
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14/01/2021 16:30:10 14 1
bbc
Well said nothing but "gutter press" reporting
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14/01/2021 16:30:16 7 10
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The BBC should try looking deeper in to a story.

I suspect there are far less Over-80's in the North-East so it's easier to achieve 46% of them.

Why is that ? It'a fact that Life Expectancy is lower in the North-East !

And why is that ? Its partly due to lifestyle and largely due to Govt. underfunding of the North for decades in favour of the South !!!
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14/01/2021 16:34:51 3 0
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Hi I think you will find the reverse is true - but you point is still valid. London has a much younger age profile and as we are currently vaccinating over 80's it does not need as much vaccine as other areas.
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14/01/2021 16:38:33 0 0
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14/01/2021 16:47:29 0 0
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If you read the piece it states that the NE has delivered 204k doses versus 93k in London. That's absolute numbers to compare.
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14/01/2021 16:30:35 162 11
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I really hope someone at the BBC reads these comments and does something about crass headlining
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14/01/2021 16:47:21 86 9
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They may read it but no chance they will take any notice of it
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14/01/2021 17:07:18 2 0
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Yes, they’ll award the headline writer a pay rise. We’re all on here commenting on it rather than reading Sky News etc!
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14/01/2021 17:34:59 7 1
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They fired the person who looks at users comments to give Gary Lineker his raise and hire a new diversity officer.
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14/01/2021 17:50:47 0 4
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I imagine they'll correctly conclude that someone let the trolls out today.
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14/01/2021 18:11:14 1 0
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They’ll just brush us off as racist Brexiteers, rather than the metropolitan liberal intelligentsia they themselves represent.
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14/01/2021 16:30:43 30 0
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The moment you start measuring and recording by region, one region will be top and another bottom. This doesn't mean that they aren't both doing the best they can. Complaining in this situation doesn't help anyone.
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14/01/2021 16:28:54 141 17
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Absolutely disgusting that lousy BBC see fit to turn this groundbreaking event into a "race".
This is so unhelpful for far too many reasons to list, but main ones are the effect it has on moral amongst both suppliers of vaccines, the people charged with the administration and logistics of giving it and the people who are anxiously awaiting it.
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14/01/2021 16:30:56 98 12
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Totally agree , it’s yet more bad journalism from the bbc...
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14/01/2021 16:58:34 9 2
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Journalism? The BBC doesn't do journalism. Polemicism is their stock-in-trade.
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14/01/2021 16:27:52 1 3
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Sadiq Khan the elected Mayor of London has every right to airhis views
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14/01/2021 16:31:03 0 1
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The vaccine programme is a national issue. He should keep his snout out of trying to exert national, political pressure on the government.
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14/01/2021 16:22:35 5 9
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Feel far happier knowing that tories weren't profiteering -

FAMILY OF Vaccine MinisterSets Up Medical Company
Byline Times Team
4 January 2021
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14/01/2021 16:31:04 4 0
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Don't care who does what, as long as it helps get us out of the current situation. Most of the population find cheap political point scoring irrelevant.
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14/01/2021 16:31:20 59 3
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Clearly the BBC doesn't want to understand that when you have any average, you will always get samples that are above and below the average.

Have they also done a regression on the data for the relative spread of the number of people in the current vaccination target groups, it might then be quite an even spread.

Too hard to do decent journalism these days eh BBC?
That idiot Kahn has got to have something to whinge about amongst all this good news. Removed
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14/01/2021 16:31:22 5 1
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We've been told it will be rolled out by post code. In all of the group's. Both elderly neighbours have not been contacted yet. But two miles away. An elderly man we know has had both doses of the PZ jab. I suppose it's a case of wait your turn. It had to be planned someway. Some luckier than others.
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14/01/2021 16:45:44 2 0
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It depends. In general little notice has been given to GP practices so hurried phone calls have been needed with no time to call back. The main requirement is that all the Pfizer vaccine is used on priority patients. If you have not been called, sit tight as, in our area, supplies to-date have been less than half needed for the 80+ population. You will be called!
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14/01/2021 16:25:04 138 8
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Please, this is not a RACE! Nor are we competing with anyone, either in this country, in Europe or anywhere else in the world. Everyone's needs are the same, let's get it done and stop stoking unnecessary tensions and rivalries!
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14/01/2021 16:31:33 116 6
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Ah...but the media enjoys muck stirring. Its the only thing they know how to do.
Cant help thinking if you have an untried antiviruses best to practice on the oldies first. dont want to wipe out the cream of youth and the captains of industry and learning Removed
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14/01/2021 16:31:42 1 0
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Hi Cruella!
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14/01/2021 16:31:56 17 1
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Meanwhile in Scotland the SNP government has vaccinated only 2% of those over 80 in the community....
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14/01/2021 16:36:13 4 1
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There you go this miserable attempt at journalism has resulted in such a post, please ask their authorities why - NO don't they have en6fo do already!
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14/01/2021 18:44:00 0 0
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Scotland wants vaccines from EU .. They refuse to accept Az vaccine
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Bob
14/01/2021 16:32:04 131 11
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Only the media would call this a race.

What is wrong with the people that work for the BBC?
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14/01/2021 16:33:55 78 8
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Exactly my thought. Designed to stir up controversy
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14/01/2021 16:34:09 5 2
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Don't ask any sensible post on that would get removed
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14/01/2021 16:36:55 3 0
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Not a race but shows that the south is great for business, the north is very spread out and hard to get people in one place but they seem to work better to get this job done.
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14/01/2021 16:38:13 2 0
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A lot and it is getting worse.
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14/01/2021 17:29:18 0 0
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I think the answer is in the question.
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14/01/2021 18:35:44 0 0
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They are freemasons
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14/01/2021 16:17:35 11 22
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Johnson wants it to be a race, so he can use glib phrases like "world beating".

As an over-50, I'm not due to be fully vaccinated until September. Which is a bit rubbish really.
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14/01/2021 16:32:09 11 3
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Where do you get that from? Should be quicker than that. IF all over 70s are done by mid February, it shouldn't take 7 months to get through the 50-70s
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14/01/2021 16:48:01 3 1
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Politics- look at Escape Goat’s other posts. Just politics
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14/01/2021 16:54:03 3 2
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Over 50s will be done by around Easter.
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14/01/2021 16:32:38 31 0
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Very good news all round, really. Impressive figures showing that many of the vulnerable are getting the protection they need. At this rate they should all be vaccinated within the month. What an operation: the logistics are mind-boggling to meet such a complex task.
Well done to all those concerned.
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14/01/2021 18:22:12 0 6
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Back in your cloud cuckoo land again then? "SHOULD all be vaccinated within the month". Try to engage your brain just for once, before you type. That would be 12 million to do in 17 days, only 700,000 per day! Beggars belief that ANYONE can be so ridiculous with their comments!! No doubt you'll come back with some "oh so clever comment" but just look at the figures & then work out who's deluded!
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14/01/2021 16:27:51 6 1
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So you're a sociopath who is happy to kill older folk ?
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14/01/2021 16:33:01 0 1
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Quite the opposite, i am hoping that they are not testing this out on the old...i am old.
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14/01/2021 16:33:29 6 0
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We're doing great with this........the elephant in the room isn't supply, number of centres etc, but the weather........at the moment the forecast towards the end of the month is hinting at heavy snow.
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14/01/2021 16:39:28 7 3
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Yes but lying Boris never mentioned the snow. And his chums are probably being subsidised to sell snowman making equipment.

Only kidding, just wanted to sound like a remoaner.
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Bob
14/01/2021 16:32:04 131 11
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Only the media would call this a race.

What is wrong with the people that work for the BBC?
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14/01/2021 16:33:55 78 8
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Exactly my thought. Designed to stir up controversy
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14/01/2021 16:27:36 3 1
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What isn't said - fewer people live to this age in these regions... North east has some of lowest life expectancy levels in Europe.
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14/01/2021 16:32:49 30 1
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so once again.sadiq khan shouts its not fair.surprised you havent asked for more money.for hard working londoners of course.broken record.
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14/01/2021 16:24:07 37 4
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Why is Sadiq Khan saying London is underserved by vaccines, when the reason for the lower percentage is blatantly obvious - as the article says, there are far fewer 80 year olds in the capital. Everyone's doing their best while he playing politics from the sidelines.
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14/01/2021 16:33:13 0 2
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Yes - there are fewer people over 80 in London, but the statistics show that, as a percentage, fewer people over 80 have been vaccinated in London compared to other regions. So 31% of people over 80 have been vaccinated in London compared with 46% in the NE and Yorkshire. You obviously didn't do very well at maths at school.
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14/01/2021 16:34:09 10 1
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20 years of being obsessed with league tables has led to this nonsense. It's not Race, all areas are different and of course you will see different results as they will all have their own challenges. What next we apply points per area and a free plastic toy for those that come first each day.
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14/01/2021 16:37:02 1 1
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We could have a premier league and a championship.
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14/01/2021 16:32:04 131 11
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Only the media would call this a race.

What is wrong with the people that work for the BBC?
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14/01/2021 16:34:09 5 2
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Don't ask any sensible post on that would get removed
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14/01/2021 16:31:20 59 3
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Clearly the BBC doesn't want to understand that when you have any average, you will always get samples that are above and below the average.

Have they also done a regression on the data for the relative spread of the number of people in the current vaccination target groups, it might then be quite an even spread.

Too hard to do decent journalism these days eh BBC?
That idiot Kahn has got to have something to whinge about amongst all this good news. Removed
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14/01/2021 16:15:15 86 13
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Only the BBC could make the vaccination effort read like a competitive sport!
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14/01/2021 16:34:46 25 47
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So the Daily Mail and Daily Express haven't had any articles commenting on Europe's vaccination rate? Of course not!
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14/01/2021 16:42:32 15 0
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The BBC is supposed to be the national broadcaster. It should be acting with impartiality for all regions equally and not spreading division. Licence fee is mandatory.

Whether you read the Daily Mail or the Guardian you pay your money and you take your choice.
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14/01/2021 17:43:21 1 0
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Youll find that they are reporting the truth for once. Being out of the bureaucratic EU has allowed the UK to push on vaccinating its citizens therefore saving lives
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14/01/2021 17:54:56 0 1
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Proving that you’re competing with the bottom of the barrel does not make you any good
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14/01/2021 18:16:17 1 1
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You mean daily toilet paper
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14/01/2021 18:37:38 0 1
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Europes full of covid. lucky uk has flights open with them countries
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14/01/2021 16:30:16 7 10
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The BBC should try looking deeper in to a story.

I suspect there are far less Over-80's in the North-East so it's easier to achieve 46% of them.

Why is that ? It'a fact that Life Expectancy is lower in the North-East !

And why is that ? Its partly due to lifestyle and largely due to Govt. underfunding of the North for decades in favour of the South !!!
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14/01/2021 16:34:51 3 0
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Hi I think you will find the reverse is true - but you point is still valid. London has a much younger age profile and as we are currently vaccinating over 80's it does not need as much vaccine as other areas.
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14/01/2021 16:18:56 2 14
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I find it infuriating that the BBC is not holding the government to account on its target of vaccinating all the vulnerable by mid Feb. The rate of vaccination needs to be at least twice what it is now. Even in Yorkshire, we will be struggling to get the over 80s done by mid Feb let alone the over 75s and clinically vulnerable
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14/01/2021 16:35:28 1 0
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Why don't you pop over to Astrazenica and help speed up the compliance checks? Bet you'd be first in the queue to moan if the government water down the requirements.
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14/01/2021 16:18:56 2 14
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I find it infuriating that the BBC is not holding the government to account on its target of vaccinating all the vulnerable by mid Feb. The rate of vaccination needs to be at least twice what it is now. Even in Yorkshire, we will be struggling to get the over 80s done by mid Feb let alone the over 75s and clinically vulnerable
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14/01/2021 16:35:38 1 0
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You can only deliver vaccines if you have them.

Production is gradually being increased. But you have to take into account available of materials, glass vials and batch testing. It’s not quite the same as making aspirins.
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14/01/2021 16:35:51 3 4
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Just goes to show the South may be built for business but they lack so far behind on deploying health matters to the community.

Up here things are so more spread out and it takes a lot more work to get people in one place.

Why isn't investment in the North as much as the South? The South have a lot to learn.
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14/01/2021 16:35:58 16 0
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Another complaint by Labour of unfair resources, Welsh Labour Govt today saying they want a better share of resources, under Barnett they get 20% more now per head than English regions.
Their idea of a Labour share is keep their own and get everybody else's to give to their voting Faithfull.
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14/01/2021 16:35:59 2 13
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Boris desperate to try and shore up the crumbling New Blue Wall eh?
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14/01/2021 16:42:09 4 1
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Remoaners, lol.
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14/01/2021 16:31:56 17 1
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Meanwhile in Scotland the SNP government has vaccinated only 2% of those over 80 in the community....
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14/01/2021 16:36:13 4 1
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There you go this miserable attempt at journalism has resulted in such a post, please ask their authorities why - NO don't they have en6fo do already!
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14/01/2021 16:36:20 2 1
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So long as Drag Race UK is coping............ :(
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14/01/2021 16:47:14 3 0
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Ughhhhhh