Covid: NHS warns of 'significant reduction' in vaccines
17/03/2021 | news | politics | 6,791
Local health organisations in England have been told to expect a reduced vaccine supply in April.
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Bob
17/03/2021 17:15:33 217 68
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Earlier this week - 'massive ramp up of vaccinations'
Earlier today - 'roll up, roll up, all those in your 50s'
Now - 'no more appointments please'
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17/03/2021 17:17:11 193 431
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Just goes to show the left hand diesnt know what the right hand is doing. That is this government all over.
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17/03/2021 17:25:25 17 43
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There now must be doubts about the ability to give the second injection to the 25 million that have had their first injection within 12 weeks, which is of course a much longer interval than recommended by the manufacturers and regulators
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17/03/2021 17:40:01 30 8
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Just stop whining Bob and accept the inevitability of variations in supply.
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17/03/2021 17:45:25 37 6
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It seems to me like the media are creating these headlines and not listening to the message that has been consistent all along about lumpy supply.

The media have built up everyone's expectations and are now trying to say there is a problem.

Look in the mirror Laura.
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17/03/2021 17:46:10 24 8
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Yes looks like the EU are trying to stall our successful rollout by holding back supply.
17/03/2021 18:22:47 11 3
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Not going to effect the over 50’s . I just booked my appointment today with no issue.

Don’t know what all the gloom is about, phase I will be completed regardless of any lumpy supply issues as that covers 99% of hospitalisation and death.
17/03/2021 19:28:19 4 2
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Deary, deary, me. Try to keep up.
17/03/2021 19:24:45 2 0
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Claims of supply problems may be being used to encourage people to come forward. Just like people rushed to supermarkets when they were told toilet rolls were selling out, this may have exactly the same effect. Just not sure why they would need to do that if the numbers they claim are accurate.
18/03/2021 11:00:20 0 0
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No more new appointments - April will be loaded with appointments already for second jabs
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17/03/2021 17:15:47 219 60
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Ah the EU again.
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17/03/2021 17:31:00 38 158
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At what ?
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jon
17/03/2021 18:19:44 21 1
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France destroyed 100,000 doses this week! Disgusting.
17/03/2021 18:38:05 1 21
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Once again all the EU's fault. They have had to manage restricted supplies because of contractual difficulties. Perhaps its the UK's turn to deal with it.
17/03/2021 19:18:25 2 2
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Who?
17/03/2021 19:29:41 3 2
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Yeah, I thought I smelt something nasty.
17/03/2021 20:48:58 3 7
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You are a Farage Bot
18/03/2021 09:45:24 1 0
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and here's the latest on this story:

Covid vaccine: India shortfall behind UK's supply delay
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56438629

looks like it's down to a commonwealth country...
18/03/2021 15:01:35 0 0
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Again?

Back up your pathetic statement.
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17/03/2021 17:16:09 733 130
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I wonder if this is because of those bonkers EU leaders not wanting to let us have what they don’t want and won’t use.
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17/03/2021 17:28:03 1037 202
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The EU is showing the world how disgusting an organisation it is.
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17/03/2021 17:32:28 18 59
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They will stop the Pfizer export.
You cannot blame them.
10 million exported to the UK so far. And we gave them zero.
Johnson gambled and this are the results
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17/03/2021 17:35:54 23 46
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Ask boris how many doses he has allowed out of the UK! Here is a clue, NONE. Whereas many millions have been exported by the EU.
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17/03/2021 17:37:38 6 17
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Or can't get because of broken contracts.
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17/03/2021 17:56:33 2 2
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The phrase I think you're looking for might be "dog in a manger"!
17/03/2021 18:51:43 2 4
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Ah yes always blame the EU haha
17/03/2021 20:46:37 1 3
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You are a Farage Bot
17/03/2021 21:57:02 1 2
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A lot of jingoistic tub thumping from the usual Tory Bot suspects.

I wonder what they would be saying if the vaccines were being produced here, and we were exporting them all elsewhere, to the detriment of own supply?!

Having said that we don't even know if that is the problem, but it's good to have a good rant about the evil EU and nasty foreigners!
17/03/2021 22:28:04 0 1
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It's called Dog in the Manger.
18/03/2021 09:40:48 1 0
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and here's the latest on this story:

Covid vaccine: India shortfall behind UK's supply delay
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56438629

looks like it's down to a commonwealth country...
QED
18/03/2021 12:12:14 0 0
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No, it’s because India is thinking of restricting vaccine exports as they need it themselves.
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17/03/2021 17:16:20 105 10
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What happens to people who are due their second dose in that time period?
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17/03/2021 17:17:44 77 24
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That’s a very good question. Does 12 weeks become 16 weeks?
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17/03/2021 17:17:47 14 1
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If they are over 50 I would assume they are ok.
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17/03/2021 17:19:14 33 8
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That will continue as they are all booked after the first dose and won't be cancelled
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17/03/2021 17:24:05 9 58
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Most people won't get it, simple as that.

The decision will be taken that it is better to give the first dose to as many people as possible. Only the highest-risk people will ever get that second dose; the protection from a single dose will be deemed 'good enough' for the rest of us.
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17/03/2021 17:26:24 20 5
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You’d expect they’d be prioritised over 1st dose people right?
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17/03/2021 17:32:30 35 4
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Existing appointments will be honoured.
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17/03/2021 17:37:19 23 4
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That will continue as normal, there is sufficient stock for that.
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17/03/2021 17:47:07 2 2
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They are being forced to hold some back in case of plan b
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17/03/2021 17:41:19 4 2
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Confirmed that the focus will be on those with existing appointments for 2nd shots during this time, and appointments for 1st shots will be reduced significantly for a 4-week period until the supply stabilises again.
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17/03/2021 17:49:49 11 1
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Inevitably what was going to be used for a first dose will have to be used to provide the second dose on time as those appointments are already in place. That means millions will be waiting longer to get their first jab, but that will be for those under 50 who are considered low risk. Not great but what's the alternative if the EU block exports to the UK..
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17/03/2021 17:58:20 4 14
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If you have 1 jab or waiting to get your 1st you already have a date for your second. Which they said wont be cancelled.
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17/03/2021 18:03:53 8 0
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This is first doses only. A key piece of info missed by the BBC reporting. Sky and Telegraph amongst others confirm this
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17/03/2021 18:10:57 2 0
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I think it states than anyone who is booked in with a date for a vaccine will get it.
I hope that also means 2nd vaccine jab.
17/03/2021 18:27:01 3 2
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All phase 1 will have their second dose after 12 weeks as planned.

Being in the over 50 category I’ve booked mine today and was sent 2 appointments. 1 for this Saturday and the sending at the start of June.

All surprisingly easy you once know your NHS number, no need to wait for a letter.
17/03/2021 18:47:49 2 2
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Ak the EU lovers. They've got an answer for everything!
17/03/2021 18:52:15 0 1
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Booked my 1st jab via SwiftQueue, their system automatically booked my 2nd jab. First one was last month. Last week, SwiftQueue contacted me to tell me that the hospital doing those jabs had unilaterally postponed my 2nd jab, due in April. I'm CEV but I'd been taken off "essential" immunosuppressants to give the vaccine a chance of working... my consultant was almost as furious as I was.
17/03/2021 18:54:46 2 1
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Will get as planed. No project fear please.
17/03/2021 19:00:58 4 1
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In a lot of towns where medical practices have administered the first jab they advised patients they would be informed of their second jab presently and not given a date.
17/03/2021 20:31:06 0 4
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Large number will have died of blood clots and haemorrhages under EU quotas by then, plenty of vaccines available.
17/03/2021 21:08:25 0 1
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All part of the plan... new world order, 4th industrial revolution , call it what you like ......
17/03/2021 22:14:10 2 0
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That's why they're scaling back FIRST doses.

I guess you didn't bother actually reading the article you're commenting on...
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17/03/2021 17:16:42 198 19
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Any idea what will cause the "significant reduction in weekly supply"? Is it politics?
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17/03/2021 17:26:48 205 61
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Yes the EU won’t allow export of the Pfizer vaccine to the UK
Or the fact that there is some truth to the side effects of the AZ vaccine so we are essentially alowing down its use until we have more info?

Same as the majority of EU nations are doing!!!
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17/03/2021 17:38:48 5 22
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Running put of money.
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17/03/2021 18:13:38 10 3
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I think the name is Macron.
17/03/2021 20:54:23 0 2
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Pressure to increase production output of machines caused an increase in machine breakdowns. Production lines had to be switched off to correct faults leading to lost production output. Vaccine sales team had confirmed orders more than it could achieve. The UK could have all its orders met while other countries had delayed ordering vaccines, now Europes orders are here this causes issues
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17/03/2021 17:16:49 4 14
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I wonder who they'll blame for this
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17/03/2021 17:28:34 2 2
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Angela merkin x
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17/03/2021 17:16:59 71 3
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Damn.

I'm in the 40s to 50s group and was hoping I'd get my first shot next month.
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17/03/2021 17:21:09 108 15
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At least all the priority groups are still set to be vaccinated quickly and this is the key to lifting of restrictions.

Only thing it might affect is how soon some of the under 50's can head abroad. Small worries in the grand scheme of things.
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17/03/2021 17:28:20 2 13
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Have a paracetamol instead x
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17/03/2021 17:30:27 6 9
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No chance now thanks to the EU
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17/03/2021 17:58:17 8 4
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You will get it by the end of July, in line with what was already announced. Offering 40-49 year olds during April has never been committed to.
17/03/2021 18:48:26 3 0
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Macron says 'Non!'
17/03/2021 18:55:19 1 0
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You will still get it.
17/03/2021 20:09:09 0 1
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You can have mine.
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17/03/2021 17:17:05 27 5
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Plenty to come back from the EU :-)
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17/03/2021 17:43:50 7 51
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Millions have already been supplied, yet bozo has not exported 1 to the EU.
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17/03/2021 17:17:08 10 38
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Mess with the EU & guess what? The EU messes right back at ya!
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17/03/2021 17:19:28 17 2
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Still massively ahead of our European friends, it should be said..
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Bob
17/03/2021 17:15:33 217 68
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Earlier this week - 'massive ramp up of vaccinations'
Earlier today - 'roll up, roll up, all those in your 50s'
Now - 'no more appointments please'
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17/03/2021 17:17:11 193 431
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Just goes to show the left hand diesnt know what the right hand is doing. That is this government all over.
Idiot Removed
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jw
17/03/2021 17:28:40 46 11
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Tell us exactly how you would have gone about the organisation of the vaccine program, assuming that you would get it 100% right with the EU threatening to cut exports of medicines that they don't want.
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17/03/2021 17:29:00 8 26
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LEARN HOW TO SPELL
Just shows you can't spell Removed
17/03/2021 18:41:21 16 7
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No that is the EU and their vaccine war, unhappy that the UK was way ahead, they are threatening to stop the companies the UK ordered from & funded, way before the EU, from honouring their contracts. Shocking, the whole world is condemning the EU for their behaviour.
17/03/2021 19:18:11 4 3
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I can only guess what your right hand is doing.
Which are you Carl? A troll or just an idiot? My bet is both! Removed
17/03/2021 19:46:53 2 2
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No, it is because the lovely EU (that organisation venerated by the BBC) is banning exports of Pfizer. The EU are showing what can happen when they have a pedantic lady at the helm.
17/03/2021 19:59:46 1 3
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You wanna try living in wales, the welsh government make the uk government look great.
17/03/2021 21:10:05 1 0
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Laughable nonsense.
17/03/2021 21:53:33 1 0
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The "massive ramp up" claim was pure media speculation, not a government statement.
Pfizer announced in early February there would be a slowdown in supply whilst production facilities were rebuilt to increase future output.

Funny how the anti Tory BBC forgot to mention that little fact...
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17/03/2021 17:16:20 105 10
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What happens to people who are due their second dose in that time period?
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17/03/2021 17:17:44 77 24
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That’s a very good question. Does 12 weeks become 16 weeks?
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17/03/2021 17:37:50 7 20
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Apparently after 12 weeks the effectiveness of the vaccine will deteriorate in it's effectiveness, so the longer people have to wait between shots the effectiveness goes down. Probably not by a huge margin within say 2 - 4 weeks, but I would suggest that enough vaccines are stored to secure those peoples 2nd shot (especially the more vulnerable) if it falls in April/early May.
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17/03/2021 17:39:30 2 16
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16 weeks or never!
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17/03/2021 18:10:32 0 3
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Maybe but the efficacy will undoubtedly be reduced if not gone altogether. Will have to go back and have the first jab again?
17/03/2021 18:54:57 1 0
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No
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17/03/2021 17:16:20 105 10
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What happens to people who are due their second dose in that time period?
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17/03/2021 17:17:47 14 1
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If they are over 50 I would assume they are ok.
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17/03/2021 17:17:49 6 21
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Is this the first hint of lockdown extention? Of course it is. Watch this wretched space.
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17/03/2021 17:27:27 2 8
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100%

But lots of people love lockdown
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17/03/2021 17:17:51 31 2
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The second doses before 12 weeks will have to have priority I assume. I am due for my second Pfizer before 11 May. I hope that will still happen.
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17/03/2021 17:27:08 2 23
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Fingers crossed hun. x
Ray
17/03/2021 23:16:37 0 0
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Mine is due by 9th April - I am not holding my breath.
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17/03/2021 17:18:14 1161 194
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Interesting development as EU threaten to stop exports of vaccines. Just watching press conference but no statement from JVT or Hancock thus far. If the EU are trying again to play the political blackmail card then even a remainder like me will be glad we are out.
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How glad ?
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17/03/2021 17:31:44 2 13
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Mea culpa,it’s just a bump! 4588
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17/03/2021 17:48:09 38 11
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Let them take their ‘bat and ball’ in! Sour grapes, or what? ??
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17/03/2021 17:49:44 57 15
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Same here... I understand now elements of getting out. The EU is upset because they are not getting the same amounts when they ordered it 4 months later..
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17/03/2021 17:59:27 35 93
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A "remainer"?? Who are you kidding?
Remainers understand what you apparently don't: That once out of the Single Market, nothing prevents trading partners from keeping THEIR OWN production to themselves. You got what you voted for. happy back control.
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17/03/2021 17:59:39 30 72
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"If the EU are trying again to play the political blackmail card then even a remainder like me will be glad we are out."

Why do brexiters pretend to be remainers. I don't get it. I'm a remainer and I know this is the media whipping up the brexiters. How is it you don't?
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17/03/2021 18:01:09 87 24
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Who needs enemies, when you've got friends like the EU.
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17/03/2021 18:02:55 32 16
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Wait for their green card digital passport to not recognise AstraZenica.
The EU is too big to manage this and resent us because we are not.
Then misrepresentation
and we fall victim
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17/03/2021 18:03:47 25 64
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Daily Mail readers are out today I see! You lot will believe anything that rag tells you.

At least the BBC isn't lefty this time eh!
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17/03/2021 18:04:00 17 9
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If the EU are trying again to play the political blackmail card then even a remainder like me will be glad we are out.

Attempts to raise borders in NI went down like a lead balloon.
Now the EU Leadership want to blockade UK vaccines.

I would class that as an act of war.
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17/03/2021 18:01:18 13 16
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The EU is doing nothing of the sort. Get your head out of your Daily Express.
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17/03/2021 18:10:49 1 9
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The eu is super great and like you are a bigot.. like yeah..
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VoR
17/03/2021 18:14:03 6 6
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If we weren't out, the EU wouldn't be able to block the export.
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17/03/2021 18:14:52 4 8
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“Remainder”? That’s a dead giveaway. You are no more a remainer than your hero Farage
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17/03/2021 18:17:18 1 1
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Yes it makes you wonder . I don't think Putin has blocked anything.
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17/03/2021 18:19:42 2 3
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A remainder of what?
17/03/2021 18:46:20 4 2
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This is not about the EU and the UK, it's about ordinary human beings who do not deserve to be let down by a bunch of overpaid and over privileged Tosspots! Both in the EU and the UK.
17/03/2021 18:47:32 4 3
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I think they have shot themselves in the foot again as no country in the world will trust them.
17/03/2021 18:49:21 4 2
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Not a fact is it! But the EU as a whole can do as they like. As can we. Get over it mate
17/03/2021 19:17:51 2 2
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Your trousers are combusting!
17/03/2021 19:12:43 6 0
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You say that as if political blackmail was completely out of our control. If we are dependent on other countries to supply something critical then we should perhaps consider that to be the problem.
HL
17/03/2021 19:54:17 2 3
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Agree. Voted to remain, glad we didn't given the behavior and conduct of the EU recently
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17/03/2021 17:18:17 936 47
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Let's hope more vaccines are produced.

Hoping our European neighbours and families get theirs too.

Sad if EU and Von Der Leyen advocates blocking our supply.

We should want everyone to rise up.

Not bring everyone down.
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17/03/2021 17:22:44 95 348
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We dont block your supply but we keep ours.
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17/03/2021 17:26:31 9 65
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You sound like Boris

European allies and friends x
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17/03/2021 17:26:42 48 181
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Not likely that our European friends get theirs anytime soon with the UK hogging all the vaccines!

How many have we imported? Millions of Phizer doses from Belgium.

How many have we exported? A big fat zero.

There is no normality until we are all vaccinated and all borders are fully reopened. Get a grip UK govt!
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17/03/2021 17:30:40 44 21
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The EU has exported 41 million vaccines. 10 million to the UK.
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17/03/2021 17:32:31 35 134
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If only AZ had honoured their contract to the EU! Maybe they would have allowed more to come to the UK.
The EU have exported many vaccines, whereas the UK have yet to send the first one to any poorer country through the COVAC scheme.
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17/03/2021 17:35:39 29 5
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I agree but has anyone blocked EU supply. Answers please
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17/03/2021 17:36:10 32 86
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Do try to remember that the EU's largest order for vaccines in Q1 was cut by 60% by the supplier and AZ may not even hit that vastly reduced target. That endangered 30m EU citizens. I can only imagine how UK Gov would respond, if that had happened to us. Is it any wonder EU members are coming up with reasons to avoid use of AZ jabs & retain Pfizer?
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frm
17/03/2021 17:36:49 66 33
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They want us to go and dig them out of the clart - again !!! Just build and buy British - and Japanese.
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DR
17/03/2021 17:37:56 28 22
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Who cares about them? Let's have more focus on us for a change!
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17/03/2021 17:38:53 14 26
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EU is our friend they would not block the export of vaccines to the UK because of shortages in the EU which is having a serious financial and political impact on EU states
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PB
17/03/2021 17:49:24 8 4
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What she actually sad was that if supplies inbound are being prevented they will have to do the same. Lets hope neither have or will happen as thats a poor reflection on all of us
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17/03/2021 17:48:28 19 5
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Loving the answers, the UK is getting more vaccines because it ordered 4 months before the EU could make a decision. Indeed we should all get vaccinated but the EU game is just because they can't organise themselves properly...
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17/03/2021 18:00:56 1 1
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Sad? It would be an act of war!
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17/03/2021 18:04:52 3 0
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Probably more to do with AstraZeneca saying in February that they'd have difficulty delivering the promised amounts than anything else.

I don't suppose for one minute that will stop speculation becoming ""fact" though!
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17/03/2021 17:16:58 8 19
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THIS HAS DERAILED THE SECOND VACCINES - WHICH ARE MORE IMPORTANT DUE TO THE VULNERABLE GROUPS
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17/03/2021 17:25:25 4 4
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No it hasn't. First vaccines will slow to a trickle to allow all the second doses to still be made.
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17/03/2021 17:26:01 1 3
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They will have to stay in x
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Ken
17/03/2021 17:27:59 2 1
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It is because Government are wanting to ensure vulnerable get second dose on time they have kept back vaccine. Some evidence coming through suggesting 2different vaccines may offer better immunity.
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17/03/2021 17:18:48 1230 337
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Interesting to see the EU revealed for the tyrannical bully that it always was.
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17/03/2021 17:25:43 245 841
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Prove it
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17/03/2021 17:31:20 19 85
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Says the poster with a Greek username.
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17/03/2021 17:33:34 27 112
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What did you expect ?
The EU has exported 41 million vaccines so far. And we did zero for them
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17/03/2021 17:33:53 24 89
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Yet bozo has not exported any vaccine!
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17/03/2021 17:33:58 19 11
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You sound surprised!!!!
Keep your xenophobia to yourself. The only people to blame for the relatively high deaths level, poor supply of PPE, and now, inadequate supply of vaccines is this government. And the people that voted for them. Removed
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17/03/2021 18:00:28 5 15
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Tyranical bully - must mean BoJo?
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17/03/2021 18:02:50 5 7
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Absolute nonsense. Is the truth your Achilles' heel?
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17/03/2021 18:09:06 4 5
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Interesting to see the EU revealed for the tyrannical bully that it always was.

Amazing how such a friendly people can become EUSSR led in such short timespan... or was it instead that the Pro EUSSR contingent were simply blinded to the reality.
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17/03/2021 18:25:54 3 5
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Takes one to know one. Boris the NUKE cant give Key workers a decent pay rise while his corrupt deals help his Rich buddies.
17/03/2021 18:49:52 2 0
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You mean sticking up for what is best for them? As we have.....sure
17/03/2021 19:00:11 3 0
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Why don’t you criticise the real bullies in the world i.e Russia and China who Boris happily appeases as a coward. When did the EU last commit genocide, launch a chemical weapons attack on civilians or shoot down a domestic airliner? Focus on the real enemies and stop fighting those who we may need to help in a changing geopolitical scenario, Britain’s no longer rules the waves!
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Ed
17/03/2021 17:18:48 156 39
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Are we going to block exports to the EU then if they are going to be petty?
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17/03/2021 17:21:00 170 13
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cut off their supply of custard creams
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RnB
17/03/2021 17:23:08 18 24
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The EU has exported 10 million doses to this country, ignorance is a terrible thing.
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17/03/2021 17:58:55 3 2
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No need to worry there are no exports to the EU, and never have been.
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17/03/2021 18:02:09 9 8
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BJ's terrible trade deal has effectively done that already.
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VoR
17/03/2021 18:21:02 7 1
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I suppose we could block our exports of fish.
17/03/2021 18:41:15 3 18
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The UK has ALWAYS blocked exports of COVID vaccines, from the beginning!!
17/03/2021 18:43:26 1 10
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What exports. Has any Govt minister boasted about its supply to EU or anywhere. No. Get your facts right. Now common knowledge EU exported 25 million doses, 9 million to the UK. Fact. Reality.
17/03/2021 18:45:55 10 0
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No, I doubt it, who wants to be as despised as they currently are, so many medical professionals hammering them for their politics, even the Italian Medicines regulator says it is political. Shocking that so many remoaners come on here to defend such behaviour.

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/suspension-astrazeneca-shots-political-decision-064011319.html
17/03/2021 18:55:55 5 1
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No. We are not that petty.
17/03/2021 19:17:41 0 0
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Just apply pressure to Ireland. They backed the EU and were their mouthpiece when trying to strong arm the UK into tying themselves into EU laws. They usually have a meltdown when there's even the smallest of pressure put on them.
17/03/2021 19:29:44 2 0
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Perhaps we should block imports of German and French cars. That may get their attention.
17/03/2021 20:43:23 1 0
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What exports. The lorries are leaving dover empty
17/03/2021 20:58:26 2 4
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Block what? We did not export a single dose of the vaccine, anywhere. Not even to our Commonwealth. The strategy seems to be to vaccinate everyone down to the age of 18, even if poorer countries can't even vaccinate their vulnerable categories. The EU, with all its faults, is still shaming us in this aspect.
17/03/2021 21:33:37 1 0
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The only thing we send to the EU is empty lorries. Don't think we can ban those.
18/03/2021 06:13:12 0 0
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Apparently we haven't "blocked" exports
Yet EU has exported 40 million doses, and we haven't exported any
We've just monopolised supply by contracting 400 million doses
That's roughly 7 doses each (assuming we are not going to jab the kids)
And that is what the EU is objecting to
18/03/2021 09:45:43 0 0
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and here's the latest on this story:

Covid vaccine: India shortfall behind UK's supply delay
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56438629

looks like it's down to a commonwealth country...
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17/03/2021 17:19:00 18 24
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Much like our scientists cracked the Enigma code at Bletchley Park and ended WW2 so have our scientists in Oxford cracked this Chinese virus and will bring an end to Covid restrictions. EU without UK is a headless chicken. I worry that now the UK has left the EU they will become barbarian again and soon start fighting each other. World peace will once again come down to us and Uncle Sam.
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17/03/2021 17:21:32 2 12
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We seem to be the ones rattling sabres at the moment.
42
17/03/2021 17:21:35 2 3
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Your post is meant to satirical comment right?
66
17/03/2021 17:25:01 1 2
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Cannot tell if this is satire.
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17/03/2021 17:25:29 1 7
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Delusional
Silly man
Same man the state killed pretty much for being gay

And Europe is the barbarians

Keep commenting tho very entertaining

Chika x
84
17/03/2021 17:25:51 3 3
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Actually the code was already compromised by Polish mathematicians using information supplied by a French spy to duplicate the Enigma machine. We improved the decryption process, initially mechanically then electronically.
151
17/03/2021 17:30:55 2 2
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What a bizarre notion of WW2 history. Enigma certainly helped but much, much more happened.
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17/03/2021 17:16:20 105 10
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What happens to people who are due their second dose in that time period?
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17/03/2021 17:19:14 33 8
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That will continue as they are all booked after the first dose and won't be cancelled
272
17/03/2021 17:42:10 18 12
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I know from personal and family experience that many people haven’t been given a second appointment
And even if they have these can always be cancelled
286
17/03/2021 17:43:05 15 6
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That's not actually correct. I know for a fact that some people weren't given a second appointment when they had the jab
424
17/03/2021 17:51:46 26 5
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My 2nd jab isn’t booked. Not being done that way in my area. Surgery will contact me with a date (or not now!).
17/03/2021 19:41:40 4 1
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I am not sure because I am over 70, as is my wife, and we both had our AZ jab 5 weeks ago. None of the people inoculated in our village were given a date for a second jab. End April will be 12 weeks.
17/03/2021 20:50:17 3 1
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Not all, if your GP booked your first you don't have a second booked as yet.
22
17/03/2021 17:19:22 723 159
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This is the EU punishing us for leaving and to show what would happen any other states from trying t0o leave.
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17/03/2021 17:35:44 188 690
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This is the EU after they exported 41 million vaccines and got zero back. Johnson went a step too far
Considering that the vast majority of vaccines given here are AZ made in the UK your point is highly unlikely

Maybe this is Boris Johnsons way of suspending use of the AZ vaccine until more info is known???
247
17/03/2021 17:40:00 24 64
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No, it is doing nothing more than boris does. Millions of doses have been exported by the EU, but none by the UK.
304
17/03/2021 17:44:15 19 37
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So they are not entitled to expect astra zenica to honour its contract then-30 million doses instead of 90 million. Wonder what you might have said if the boot had been on the other foot. Blaming the EU again I suppose.
537
17/03/2021 17:57:37 11 20
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Oh spare us the victim complex
570
17/03/2021 17:58:51 46 11
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Please read the contracts. EU contract written by 12 year olds. UK contract iron clad. Also UK taxpayers contributed to the R&D. First million doses from UK or Europe of Oxford / AstraZeneca was for UK. EU stance political...elections there
820
17/03/2021 18:13:10 8 2
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Its laughable the EU kicking up a fuss over Oxford jab, when majority of them have stopped using due to supposed blood clots. Even though the data shows equally as many if not slightly more clots linked to pfizer jab!!!!
17/03/2021 18:39:46 0 0
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Thay's they the Mafia always does.
17/03/2021 18:53:12 0 0
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No. They are doing what is best for them, the same we do. Now grow up.
17/03/2021 19:08:45 3 0
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The EU didn't export a single dose. It was exported directly from the manufacturer who has a plant in Europe. Last time I checked, the UK was still in Europe as well. Its just a shame that unelected cabal in Brussels struggle to deal with rejection.
17/03/2021 20:31:19 0 0
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So what are you saying? That we should have carried on allowing ourselves to be bullied? Or maybe you're saying it's OK for them to bully people?
17/03/2021 20:45:44 0 0
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The UK is a third country to EU... and the reverse appears to be true for vaccines... unfortunately this is detrimental for both parties.

Time to start treating one another as equals and get a real free trade deal agreed... disgraceful the government didn't address the non-tariff trade barriers that are throttling our EU exports. Incompetence is an understatement.
17/03/2021 20:46:09 0 0
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I bet their English is better than yours though!
17/03/2021 20:46:50 0 0
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You are a Farage Bot
17/03/2021 21:32:08 0 0
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Garbage as usual.
17/03/2021 21:57:49 0 0
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A lot of jingoistic tub thumping from the usual Tory Bot suspects.

I wonder what they would be saying if the vaccines were being produced here, and we were exporting them all elsewhere, to the detriment of own supply?!

Having said that we don't even know if that is the problem, but it's good to have a good rant about the evil EU and nasty foreigners!
17/03/2021 23:26:06 0 0
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No it isn't foil.

Twaddle, but so very brexiteer of you.

Tin foil is much better for your hat than aluminium, btw - fact
9
17/03/2021 17:17:08 10 38
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Mess with the EU & guess what? The EU messes right back at ya!
23
17/03/2021 17:19:28 17 2
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Still massively ahead of our European friends, it should be said..
109
17/03/2021 17:27:38 0 2
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Prove it x
24
17/03/2021 17:19:32 53 15
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I am seriously worried that I may not get my second vaccination, has any statement been made with regards follow up vaccinations?
57
17/03/2021 17:23:43 9 49
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Day out for you Mary x
83
17/03/2021 17:23:14 17 1
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I does say 'no new bookings' so I'd assume those of us with the second vaccination already booked should be okay.
168
17/03/2021 17:27:52 19 4
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This is just related to first doses. A piece of information the BBC decided to leave out.
221
17/03/2021 17:37:51 16 1
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Yes, the second jabs are not affected.
232
17/03/2021 17:38:48 13 1
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Your second vaccine is already allocated. There is no chance you will not get the second one
262
17/03/2021 17:41:40 3 11
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Well if you can get the truth out of this Govt you're a better man than me.
402
17/03/2021 17:41:37 7 2
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follow up ones will be honoured. the supply worry is for 1st doses for the under 50s without
underlying conditions.
729
17/03/2021 18:07:48 3 0
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If it is already booked then you will get it as promised - that is what the report says
807
17/03/2021 18:13:02 5 0
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It’s fine they have calculated 2nd doses for both that’s why they need to restrict 1st doses until May
17/03/2021 18:40:40 3 0
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Try not to worry, most important thing is that you have had your first jab as that gives you some real protection. Don't focus upon all of the negativity on here - you are in a good place and if the second jab is a bit late I'm sure that whenever it comes it'll give you a boost.
17/03/2021 19:36:48 0 0
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Dear Mary Mother of God stop worrying it's bad for your health.
25
17/03/2021 17:19:34 2 6
bbc
Grand vaccination centres may be good politics but organising locally works much better. I wonder why the local efforts are being curtailed?
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WM
17/03/2021 17:22:09 6 1
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Sounds like this is a supply issue not a vaccination administration issue
26
Bob
17/03/2021 17:19:55 5 6
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So someone's cut off supply, or there are some dodgy AZ batches after all.

What happened to the huge Indian batch coming in? And where is Moderna, that was meant to be March.
27
17/03/2021 17:20:45 8 5
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No problem as long as we keep our borders locked until those in their 20s, 30s and 40s are able to have their vaccine and can travel
52
17/03/2021 17:22:58 8 12
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They don’t die of covid so what’s the point
28
17/03/2021 17:20:52 1277 120
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Would be strange if this is because the EU want to hold onto a vaccine that their member states don’t want to use.
119
17/03/2021 17:28:14 335 1645
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Rejoin? Makes sense to me.
187
17/03/2021 17:34:30 33 13
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They will stop Pfizer not Az
230
17/03/2021 17:38:26 65 309
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Boris has not allowed any AZ vaccines out of britain. Ask hime how many were exported!
The EU have exported millions of doses more than the UK.
945
17/03/2021 18:18:58 0 3
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You think they’ll just pop it back in a cab, do you?
17/03/2021 18:24:09 9 10
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Don't think anyone is suggesting that is the case (yet) ,more likely the result if the Tories fascination with closing manufacturing in favour of creating a service economy - pure folly, as this situation proves. If we had the capability to produce the required amount in the UK the risk is reduced
17/03/2021 18:24:26 22 14
bbc
Who needs enemies, when you got 'friends' like the EU.
17/03/2021 18:29:08 10 6
bbc
The UK press and media have seemed incapable of accurately reporting the actual situation with the AZ vaccine. The government of the Netherlands has, as a matter of public safety put the use of this vaccine on hold so it can with other nations establish if there is a link between the vaccine and blood clotting. The vaccine available has been given to date to mainly people in age bracket 60 -64 .
29
17/03/2021 17:20:54 9 22
bbc
Boris and Co played silly with EU and they tit for tat. He just cant help himself sadly
93
17/03/2021 17:26:37 2 2
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How did HMG play with the EU? If the EU are neither pragmatic nor brave enough to order vaccines well in advance & to spread the risk by backing multiple vaccines then that is their own fault. If the EU have anything to do with this then the Brexit decision was correct & the EU are just a bunch of petty bureaucrats, many of whom have problems identifying their own fathers.
498
17/03/2021 17:45:57 0 1
bbc
I think you meant to say, ‘they just can’t help themselves,sadly’.
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WM
17/03/2021 17:20:58 26 6
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Ramping up supply from a standing start was always going to be a problem, but I hope the EU are not behind this Hope that there will be sufficient for all those who have had a first jab and will get a second one timeously We can't afford any major disruptions now We've all had enough and need a quick clear exit
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17/03/2021 17:22:06 1 23
bbc
Like the e.u turning off the machines ??????????

Delusional
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Ed
17/03/2021 17:18:48 156 39
bbc
Are we going to block exports to the EU then if they are going to be petty?
31
17/03/2021 17:21:00 170 13
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cut off their supply of custard creams
17/03/2021 18:49:53 2 0
bbc
Better still, cut off there supply of Jackboots.
17/03/2021 19:14:45 3 1
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I think that's already happened as part of Brexit due to the health certification requirements making it uneconomical to export many UK food products to the EU.
18/03/2021 00:23:57 0 1
bbc
Yes, absolutely! Cut their custard creams off.....
18/03/2021 01:49:34 0 0
bbc
Hang on,that’s borderline cruelty.
32
17/03/2021 17:21:04 6 7
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I don't trust that we are hearing the whole story here........ I am due my 2nd vaccine mid April. I will not be at all surprised if it doesn't happen. Don't trust them at all.
147
17/03/2021 17:30:29 1 1
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who do you not trust?
427
17/03/2021 17:43:39 0 1
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mine to,it will happen
33
17/03/2021 17:21:05 10 6
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EU Blocking Astra Zenica supplies being exported from Belgium?
86
17/03/2021 17:26:08 2 1
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I thought that the manufacturing facility for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was in Begium ...
7
17/03/2021 17:16:59 71 3
bbc
Damn.

I'm in the 40s to 50s group and was hoping I'd get my first shot next month.
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17/03/2021 17:21:09 108 15
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At least all the priority groups are still set to be vaccinated quickly and this is the key to lifting of restrictions.

Only thing it might affect is how soon some of the under 50's can head abroad. Small worries in the grand scheme of things.
429
17/03/2021 17:52:04 5 1
bbc
Countries are already saying that they'll accept negative tests so I doubt it will affect travel.
17/03/2021 18:29:01 14 1
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Maybe you need to think before you type. Im 39 with an autoimmune disease and haven't been vaccinated because im not currently on medication. I have part of my bowel missing and live with fear of catching covid because my children are at school. Ive got to wait for my age group to get vaccinated and going on holiday isnt exactly top of my list...not like Ive ever been abroad anyway.
17/03/2021 18:35:55 0 2
bbc
Let's see
17/03/2021 19:33:41 3 1
bbc
Auto immune reasons here, though not on the at risk lists due to being medication free.

I was hoping to have some protection against the 7-11% higher chance of catching it from my children - a whole year group and a bit out of school with Covid cluster already. In my late 40s.

Holidays are very far from my mind.
17/03/2021 20:00:43 4 2
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And it should affect how soon any over 50s can go abroad too. Young people have sacrificed a lot to protect old people. It would be wrong for old people to head off on cruises and summer holidays while young people are stuck at home. Older people should have a patriotic holiday in the UK - it would do the UK's battered leisure industry good too.
17/03/2021 21:23:36 0 1
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No guarantee of over 50s getting it, cant book at appointment yet in Edinburgh for age 50 to 59. A few people have appointments but not many.
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17/03/2021 17:17:54 9 13
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This is nonsense! Just another way to keep lockdown for longing, no way with the numbers currently what they are and what they will be by June should ANY restrictions still be in place. Wake up people and get a back bone, enough is enough!
It's because of idiots like you that this disease has got out of hand and has gone on totally out of control for so long - not helped by the wimps in government. Hope that if you get this disease you do not call 999 and you stay at home so you don't pass it on until you recover or not. This disease IS serious and it does kill. Removed
36
17/03/2021 17:21:19 3 23
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The EU is doing so much better than us in this regard. God I wish we were still in the EU :(
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WM
17/03/2021 17:25:28 3 1
bbc
You should watch the new France & Italy sick of the EU's games why don't you move there?
101
17/03/2021 17:27:10 1 1
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Well why not go there then nothing stopping you & wait for you vaccine there. The UK are far ahead then any country in the EU
133
17/03/2021 17:29:24 1 1
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i hope you are being ironic
157
17/03/2021 17:31:20 1 1
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In what regard exactly are the EU better because I am struggling to find anything they are better at apart from their incompetence.
37
17/03/2021 17:21:26 42 12
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Let’s hope this isn’t the start of vaccine blockades. But if it is, the UK is in a better position than most countries. And good we are out of EU.
Az is made here so nothing to do with the EU you silly boy
38
17/03/2021 17:21:27 6 3
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Just a simple answer from HMGov would be welcome-is it the EU being petulant or a manufacturing issue ?
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17/03/2021 17:19:00 18 24
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Much like our scientists cracked the Enigma code at Bletchley Park and ended WW2 so have our scientists in Oxford cracked this Chinese virus and will bring an end to Covid restrictions. EU without UK is a headless chicken. I worry that now the UK has left the EU they will become barbarian again and soon start fighting each other. World peace will once again come down to us and Uncle Sam.
39
17/03/2021 17:21:32 2 12
bbc
We seem to be the ones rattling sabres at the moment.
40
17/03/2021 17:21:35 2 4
bbc
It was bound to happen, use all your fuel rushing along a 4 lane highway and encounter a single lane, with a the jostling and bunching.
41
17/03/2021 17:21:35 73 4
bbc
Had mine today and can only praise the extraordinary effort by all concerned to achieve this in such a short time. Ush, with her posturing, on the other hand, appears to be holding a huge bunch of sour grapes.
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17/03/2021 17:27:33 62 2
bbc
the people of the vaccine hubs are doing a fantastic job, had mine today at Derby they were great and well organised. the same cant be said of the eu vaccine programme.
363
17/03/2021 17:48:15 4 1
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had my first dose today, proud of the hard working people who did the job and the Oxford scientists who developed the vaccine...thank you
20
17/03/2021 17:19:00 18 24
bbc
Much like our scientists cracked the Enigma code at Bletchley Park and ended WW2 so have our scientists in Oxford cracked this Chinese virus and will bring an end to Covid restrictions. EU without UK is a headless chicken. I worry that now the UK has left the EU they will become barbarian again and soon start fighting each other. World peace will once again come down to us and Uncle Sam.
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17/03/2021 17:21:35 2 3
bbc
Your post is meant to satirical comment right?
65
17/03/2021 17:24:24 1 3
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That's for you to decide.
43
17/03/2021 17:21:43 7 7
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Why isn’t the numbers relating to 2nd shot not going up?

The Oxford AstraZeneca is limited in preventing Covid until the 2nd shot is administered.

I know two people in my family waiting on the 2nd shot and it’s getting close to the 12 week period.
70
17/03/2021 17:25:23 3 1
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you get about 60 to 70% reduced risk of getting covid after the first jab and the 2nd jab boosts to 90%
159
17/03/2021 17:31:33 1 1
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because 12 weeks from 1st shot is around about now. vaccine centres are fully booked for 2nd jabs that have been kept back.
44
17/03/2021 17:21:47 6 11
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Well, I did wonder how they were going to make sure people didn't go on holiday if it wasn't going to be caused by a variant. Now we know. This should be a surprise to nobody.
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17/03/2021 17:21:48 63 17
bbc
Any one else find the timing around this suspicious? The EU threatens Astra-Zenica over supplies, throws allegations about its safety in as well, then the UK supply suddenly dries up after all the most at risk groups have been vaccinated?

Speaks of backroom deals to me.
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17/03/2021 17:28:05 96 12
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sounds like EU spite to me. If their populations dont want AZ vaccine why do they not send it to UK
143
17/03/2021 17:30:12 1 4
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you have too much time on your hands!!
456
17/03/2021 17:53:37 2 1
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Dead right mate!
17/03/2021 18:47:25 0 0
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And any backroom deals to restrict EU supply. UK politicians wouldn't do that would they for political, PR gain.
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WM
17/03/2021 17:20:58 26 6
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Ramping up supply from a standing start was always going to be a problem, but I hope the EU are not behind this Hope that there will be sufficient for all those who have had a first jab and will get a second one timeously We can't afford any major disruptions now We've all had enough and need a quick clear exit
46
17/03/2021 17:22:06 1 23
bbc
Like the e.u turning off the machines ??????????

Delusional
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Joe
17/03/2021 17:22:07 1 1
bbc
Not a surprise given that it was going to be ramped up anyway

Sorry if that disappoints anyone who has been attention seeking for the past year
25
17/03/2021 17:19:34 2 6
bbc
Grand vaccination centres may be good politics but organising locally works much better. I wonder why the local efforts are being curtailed?
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WM
17/03/2021 17:22:09 6 1
bbc
Sounds like this is a supply issue not a vaccination administration issue
49
17/03/2021 17:22:09 4 2
bbc
I'll wait for mine for someone who is vulnerable and under 50
50
17/03/2021 17:22:52 682 17
bbc
There was always going to be a significant drop in the number of 1st doses about now as the millions who have had their first dose are coming up to the 12 weeks for needing their second dose. There is a limit to how much vaccine can be produced and from now at least 2 million a week is needed for 2nd doses. This has been obvious for weeks.
401
17/03/2021 17:41:36 354 10
bbc
A great sensible answer
442
17/03/2021 17:52:47 12 6
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This isn't a drop in first doses because people are getting their second dose though. It's a drop in doses administered in general.
502
17/03/2021 17:56:00 9 3
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Yep. As the age drops the numbers go up. I think this is a shift to get people their second jab more than anything. As they might be more worried at the age groups more at risk. Since the EU case numbers are going up.
674
17/03/2021 18:04:06 15 0
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And we have had a delivery from India that accounts for the considerable increase this week
737
17/03/2021 18:08:42 15 0
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This is an eminently sensible comment, but ignores what the data in the article actually says - there will be a shortfall in overall supply during April. It is not about a shift to 2nd dose. It is because we have a big surge of supply next week, and then a big drop.
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VoR
17/03/2021 18:17:42 4 0
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That's not what this is though, based on the article. This is about fewer doses than the NHS were expecting.
17/03/2021 18:51:12 2 9
bbc
And that's what the UK public were told but Govt spin convinced them conveyor belt supply would continue
17/03/2021 18:51:15 1 1
bbc
Agree, no need to panic.
17/03/2021 18:57:34 1 1
bbc
Correct!
17/03/2021 19:08:50 1 0
bbc
The shortage has got nothing to do with the second dose. There is just a shortage of the vaccines. It can only be produced at a set rate. A new manufacturing centre can't be magic wanded into exitance overnight.
17/03/2021 19:31:06 1 1
bbc
Yeah, I predicted this over a month ago. 12 weeks after they ramped up the pace of mass vaccinations, 2nd doses will have to be administered at the same rate. Either they increase overall vaccination rate (there’s been no indication they will do this), they drastically reduce or stop first shots or they further delay or even cancel second shots. Any supply issues will exacerbate this situation.
17/03/2021 20:56:39 0 1
bbc
It makes no difference about 50 million adults in the uk so not even half way first or second dose ,this is because they are scared the uk pound will bounce back better than the euro.
17/03/2021 21:24:37 0 1
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Thank you Cuddles
17/03/2021 21:25:32 0 0
bbc
Sorry ... but that's not the case. Thus is a case of a drop in supply -- not an increase in demand. We can clearly vaccinate 500,000 per day.
17/03/2021 21:26:21 0 1
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Only that isn’t what mr Hancock said he’s said supplies are ‘lumpy’ I take that to mean we haven’t as much supplies as we thought.
He didn’t say there delaying first dose of vax because we have to give a second vax. He meant we don’t have enough supply. It Could mean Eu hate uk so much there punishing their members or could mean there’s a problem with the Oxford vax
17/03/2021 21:27:48 2 0
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If you read the article, it does make clear that there will be less vaccine available than expected, not that they have suddenly realised they need to do a lot of second jabs. Even Boris understood that!
17/03/2021 21:57:23 1 0
bbc
A lot of jingoistic tub thumping from the usual Tory Bot suspects.

I wonder what they would be saying if the vaccines were being produced here, and we were exporting them all elsewhere, to the detriment of own supply?!

Having said that we don't even know if that is the problem, but it's good to have a good rant about the evil EU and nasty foreigners!
18/03/2021 03:08:30 1 0
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bozza lied to us? never :)
18/03/2021 08:24:59 0 0
bbc
Handcock and Dam Van missed this in their planning. Now we will be stuck on 25 million vaccinations for weeks and younger people will with months for first doses.
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17/03/2021 17:22:55 10 8
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The covid19 dashboard has been showing a month on month vaccination reduction for this month, previously unreported and appointments already postponed. This being counter to tory spin. We deserve an explanation and remedy particularly given the quantities going to Covax and the EU.
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DJW
17/03/2021 17:29:14 2 1
bbc
What "quantities going to Covax and the EU"? There haven't been any yet!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/45877605
313
17/03/2021 17:45:00 0 1
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Bozo has yet to supply one dose to covax.
27
17/03/2021 17:20:45 8 5
bbc
No problem as long as we keep our borders locked until those in their 20s, 30s and 40s are able to have their vaccine and can travel
52
17/03/2021 17:22:58 8 12
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They don’t die of covid so what’s the point
97
17/03/2021 17:26:51 6 3
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Because they spread it like wildfire and other people then die of it. Haven’t you been listening for the last 12 months?
17/03/2021 21:04:20 0 0
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Control - that’s the point
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RC
17/03/2021 17:23:12 12 3
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A week of reduced supply wont make any real difference in the long term. Once public health advice is adhered we will all come out of his safely and restrictions will be lifted.
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17/03/2021 17:23:14 4 5
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Despite 25 million people receiving injections this is only a quarter of the two injections needed to vaccinate the adult population of the UK. Therefore any reduction in vaccine supplies, whether caused by manufacturing difficulties or EU export bans, is serious and represents a threat to health and an end to lockdown
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17/03/2021 17:23:20 2 4
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Just knew that the increased time between doses would be a hostage to fortune. That will take the smirk off Major Disaster's face - shame about the consequences for the rest of us??
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baz
17/03/2021 17:23:38 8 11
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Excellent, this will mean that the gov will be able to lock us down for another year when they fail to get second jabs in 12 week windows. It starts to seem like it is the intention to make this last as long as possible, doesn't it. And with all the legal cases about climate change it may just help govmts prevent huge losses in court cases if it slows that down and helps them meet CO2 targets.
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17/03/2021 17:26:52 3 4
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Nonsense. Please don't say anything if you have nothing sensible to say. There will be fluctuations in supply, but progress so far is phenomenal. There will NOT be another tear in lockdown. Plain ignorance.
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17/03/2021 17:45:41 0 1
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Ask the EU who are doing everything they can to attack or even destroy the UK. The new national enemy (together with Yankee Meghan).
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17/03/2021 17:19:32 53 15
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I am seriously worried that I may not get my second vaccination, has any statement been made with regards follow up vaccinations?
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17/03/2021 17:23:43 9 49
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Day out for you Mary x
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17/03/2021 17:30:39 27 2
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What a vile cruel response
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17/03/2021 17:35:01 18 2
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From your comments i picture you as a sad man sat in mummies basement getting aroused by pathetic trolling on line. Seek help to develope friendships in the real world.
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17/03/2021 17:36:48 17 1
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You are an odious creature
You are feacal Amazed that such a cretin gets a single thumbs up. Removed
17/03/2021 18:41:35 3 0
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You total Smeg
17/03/2021 19:01:12 0 0
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I bet you've got a heart of gold, when your'e not on here being sarcastic. XXX
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17/03/2021 17:23:45 59 8
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Hang on... the other day we we’re told there was a large supply of AZ coming in from India and vaccinations would ramp up??
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17/03/2021 17:26:55 16 24
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The EU will have got them supplies
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17/03/2021 17:40:28 8 1
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Probably a bit of political scaremongering on our part too, to make the EU look bad or more petty. Any vaccines from India will be sent directly here anyway.
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17/03/2021 17:51:28 5 2
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I think they’re here, they’ve been or are being checked, which takes a couple of weeks
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17/03/2021 18:05:24 4 0
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That is why vaccinations this week will be higher
17/03/2021 18:41:29 1 1
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They lie. Virtually all the eggs in one basket, astra zenica.
17/03/2021 18:58:59 3 0
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Try to keep up. The Good Burghers of The Glorious EU have decided to not to let vaccines which they dont want thenselves, be sent to save lives in the UK. Lives of people you could be related to.
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17/03/2021 17:23:52 0 8
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Quel Surprise - when it's my age groups turn we run out of supply, and no doubt when supplies come back they'll be offered to under 50's before the over 50's have been finished
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17/03/2021 17:23:59 7 11
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It's being done to drag out the lockdown because of the billions being made out of it, imo
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17/03/2021 17:25:36 4 2
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Do tell us how that works
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17/03/2021 17:23:59 4 8
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Non-story.
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17/03/2021 17:16:20 105 10
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What happens to people who are due their second dose in that time period?
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17/03/2021 17:24:05 9 58
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Most people won't get it, simple as that.

The decision will be taken that it is better to give the first dose to as many people as possible. Only the highest-risk people will ever get that second dose; the protection from a single dose will be deemed 'good enough' for the rest of us.
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17/03/2021 17:27:13 7 51
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Or more likely, lack of second doses will be used as an excuse to keep some form of lockdown and mandate use of masks and social distancing for a good deal longer. Good way to avoid a flu season next year.
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17/03/2021 17:48:00 0 7
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And what’s the problem with that?
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17/03/2021 18:12:28 1 0
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I wouldn't think so. We do need the second dose for the whole programme to be effective.
17/03/2021 22:16:07 2 0
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Utter, fact free nonsense.
Go & give your head a wobble before you make up any more scaremongering claims.
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17/03/2021 17:22:38 31 3
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I'm 30 and desperate for the vaccine. Just because some people are young doesn't mean they don't want it. I live with someone who's unable to take the vaccine and it's not just the over 50s that need it.
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17/03/2021 18:18:33 15 0
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Check with your GP...
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17/03/2021 17:24:23 4 11
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After weeks and weeks of Nationalistic nonsense on here all i can say is "you're not singing any more "
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17/03/2021 17:44:12 1 1
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What's wrong in being proud of your country? Are you some kind of traitor?
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17/03/2021 17:21:35 2 3
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Your post is meant to satirical comment right?
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17/03/2021 17:24:24 1 3
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That's for you to decide.
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17/03/2021 17:19:00 18 24
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Much like our scientists cracked the Enigma code at Bletchley Park and ended WW2 so have our scientists in Oxford cracked this Chinese virus and will bring an end to Covid restrictions. EU without UK is a headless chicken. I worry that now the UK has left the EU they will become barbarian again and soon start fighting each other. World peace will once again come down to us and Uncle Sam.
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17/03/2021 17:25:01 1 2
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Cannot tell if this is satire.
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17/03/2021 17:25:04 9 5
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We are not in the EU so what is the leader of EU threating Britain for
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Ken
17/03/2021 17:25:09 30 5
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Producing enough vaccine was always a challenge. The UK have done very well until this point. Our most vulnerable are vaccinated. Death rates are falling after 1 jab. Admissions also down.
The EU have tried all the dirty tricks in the book. If they don’t want AZ we keep it and give it to our citizens. Pfizer is US firm an can expect to be held to their contracts through US courts by UK. Gov.
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17/03/2021 17:25:21 7 3
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That's what happens I suppose when most of your vaccines are made in Belgium. Always risky to be dependent on others.
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17/03/2021 17:28:33 3 1
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Big batch due in from India soon.
(India biggest vaccine manufacturer in the world)
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17/03/2021 17:21:43 7 7
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Why isn’t the numbers relating to 2nd shot not going up?

The Oxford AstraZeneca is limited in preventing Covid until the 2nd shot is administered.

I know two people in my family waiting on the 2nd shot and it’s getting close to the 12 week period.
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17/03/2021 17:25:23 3 1
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you get about 60 to 70% reduced risk of getting covid after the first jab and the 2nd jab boosts to 90%
17/03/2021 19:21:02 0 0
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60/70% isn’t great when phizer first shot is 90%

That’s why there will be many people eager to get 2nd jab to make sure it’s at 90%.

What’s with the down votes you falafels
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17/03/2021 17:16:58 8 19
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THIS HAS DERAILED THE SECOND VACCINES - WHICH ARE MORE IMPORTANT DUE TO THE VULNERABLE GROUPS
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17/03/2021 17:25:25 4 4
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No it hasn't. First vaccines will slow to a trickle to allow all the second doses to still be made.
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Bob
17/03/2021 17:15:33 217 68
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Earlier this week - 'massive ramp up of vaccinations'
Earlier today - 'roll up, roll up, all those in your 50s'
Now - 'no more appointments please'
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17/03/2021 17:25:25 17 43
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There now must be doubts about the ability to give the second injection to the 25 million that have had their first injection within 12 weeks, which is of course a much longer interval than recommended by the manufacturers and regulators
17/03/2021 19:13:01 6 0
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That may be true for Pfizer, however AZ recommends between 4 and 12 weeks. Regulators use manufacturers data and studies.
17/03/2021 21:57:07 1 1
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That's not true & you know it.
Both Astrazeneca & Pfizer have approved the 12 week interval, as have the regulators, otherwise it wouldn't happen.
There is now overwhelming evidence the 12 week interval gives greater & longer lasting protection than a 2-3 week interval.
Go on: Use Google, as all the data & research papers are there for the looking.
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17/03/2021 17:21:19 3 23
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The EU is doing so much better than us in this regard. God I wish we were still in the EU :(
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WM
17/03/2021 17:25:28 3 1
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You should watch the new France & Italy sick of the EU's games why don't you move there?
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17/03/2021 17:19:00 18 24
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Much like our scientists cracked the Enigma code at Bletchley Park and ended WW2 so have our scientists in Oxford cracked this Chinese virus and will bring an end to Covid restrictions. EU without UK is a headless chicken. I worry that now the UK has left the EU they will become barbarian again and soon start fighting each other. World peace will once again come down to us and Uncle Sam.
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17/03/2021 17:25:29 1 7
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Delusional
Silly man
Same man the state killed pretty much for being gay

And Europe is the barbarians

Keep commenting tho very entertaining

Chika x
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17/03/2021 17:25:32 13 6
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This just seems bizarre - why open up the vaccines to the over 50s in the morning and in the afternoon leak a letter saying close the bookings. Someone somewhere has got their wires crossed.
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17/03/2021 17:51:16 4 0
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It's not happening for at least two weeks, we would have the bulk of over 50's done by then. This likely to only affect 1st doses, 2nd doses are all planned in. BBC are doing their usual scaremongering, why let the facts get in the way of a good story
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17/03/2021 17:56:23 2 0
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Because the EU decided to cheat.
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17/03/2021 17:25:33 987 179
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So now the MIGHTY EU threatening The UK with vaccines supply restrictions because we signed Vaccine orders 3months before them !
Now they want to be pushed to the front of the queue because the vaccines have been proven to be VERY VERY effective against Corvid .
Up yours EU , PROTECTIONISM AT ITS WORST...
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17/03/2021 17:27:34 184 724
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Signed what, precisely? Nobody has seen a contract that backs up what you allege.
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17/03/2021 17:28:13 19 31
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If we are so able to stand alone we would be producing our own vaccine would we not?
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17/03/2021 17:35:57 5 25
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Up yours eu.

Hang on

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17/03/2021 17:39:09 30 4
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The shortage had nothing to do with the EU. AZ ate having issues supplying everyone.
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17/03/2021 17:41:46 19 30
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The EU contract was for supplies to arrive from AZ before March. They did not supply them. So blame AZ for not being able to supply their contracts.
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17/03/2021 17:42:09 15 8
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"effective against corvid" not sure why the crow family are involved here.
Given your username I expect you go around looking for things to blame the EU for, in this case I agree to a point, you also need to realise that big pharma are also lurking in the background, the AZ vaccine is a threat to profits and these people are not averse to dirty tricks. PROTECT ARE BOARDERS my friend.
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VoR
17/03/2021 18:16:36 2 1
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I think I need to see more CAPS to be convinced.
17/03/2021 18:45:01 0 0
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Protectionism. Whose exported the most vaccine doses. UK none EU 25 million including 9 million to UK. Get your facts right.
17/03/2021 18:52:36 1 0
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And the UK never does anything like this ever......dream on.
17/03/2021 19:35:30 1 0
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There is no point in vaccination against a worldwide pandemic unless it is universally applied. Step down from your small-minded, Brit-centric pedestal.
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17/03/2021 17:25:36 3 2
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Why?
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17/03/2021 17:23:59 7 11
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It's being done to drag out the lockdown because of the billions being made out of it, imo
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17/03/2021 17:25:36 4 2
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Do tell us how that works
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17/03/2021 17:18:48 1230 337
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Interesting to see the EU revealed for the tyrannical bully that it always was.
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17/03/2021 17:25:43 245 841
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Prove it
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17/03/2021 17:34:34 79 10
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I think Ursula von der Leyen has just done that!
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17/03/2021 17:49:37 104 11
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There is no need is there Jordan - they re doing well enough at proving it themselves. Vaccine protectionism, total and utter incompetence, rampant red tape and politicking rather than save the lives of their own people....and as a result, the voices for 'rejoin' grow quieter by the day... :))
Presumably you are hard of understanding? Or just not too bright? Removed
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17/03/2021 17:53:49 13 3
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Go and lie down, Jordan.
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17/03/2021 18:02:32 6 1
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And nice to meet you too.
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17/03/2021 18:03:36 12 0
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Just open your eyes.
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17/03/2021 18:05:19 10 0
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Prove it isn't
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17/03/2021 18:07:48 23 7
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You can’t be that deluded to think the EU institution is any good. The principles of having a EU might be sound, but the problem has always been with the leadership, who just merrily do whatever they want and have never listened to the citizens living there. They aren’t even elected
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17/03/2021 18:11:47 2 0
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Listen!!
907
17/03/2021 18:17:40 3 1
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Open your eyes son.
17/03/2021 18:19:21 1 0
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disprove it ,or is just a very funny that it happens now
17/03/2021 18:29:30 3 0
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Read the article above, then apologise
17/03/2021 18:30:40 4 1
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Jordan doesn't have to prove it, the EU is doing a fantastic job by itself
K nob Removed
17/03/2021 18:36:06 2 2
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We've got fifty years of proof, thank you very much!
17/03/2021 18:39:48 1 0
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Come on bed time. Some one getting tired.
17/03/2021 18:39:52 1 2
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Guess they're doing it quite well for themselves so far. Sitting on millions of vaccines they aren't using while refusing export. Maybe they hope to make a profit selling to the highest bidder to prop up the euro and fund their project.
17/03/2021 18:42:08 0 2
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If you can read, the article above these comments will give you the proof. Everyone else can see it, except you - you have my sympathy
17/03/2021 18:42:53 0 0
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What does it take to prove it... your clearly deaf and Blind to whats going on, so i doubt anything that gets said to you will make sense
17/03/2021 18:43:25 0 0
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And more proof is needed is it?
17/03/2021 19:06:18 0 2
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EU wanting to extend their powers to an EU wide vaccine passport which would kill Mediterranean holiday trade. Spain & Greece will not be pleased with the EU deciding who can and can't visit them this summer. EU expanding its powers step by step.
17/03/2021 19:10:17 0 0
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VDL just has do try and keep up
17/03/2021 19:11:53 0 1
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You prove it's not.....
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17/03/2021 17:25:46 3 2
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What happened to the build up on output
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17/03/2021 17:18:17 936 47
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Let's hope more vaccines are produced.

Hoping our European neighbours and families get theirs too.

Sad if EU and Von Der Leyen advocates blocking our supply.

We should want everyone to rise up.

Not bring everyone down.
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17/03/2021 17:22:44 95 348
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We dont block your supply but we keep ours.
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17/03/2021 17:33:24 29 89
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The UK have yet to export one vaccine!
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17/03/2021 17:34:42 106 11
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Like you didn't block Australia's supply?
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17/03/2021 17:36:37 21 35
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So ours includes supply from EU but doesn't apply the other way.
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17/03/2021 17:46:11 54 12
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Oh but you do block others supplies as Austrailia found out last week wth Italy. EU vaccine protectionism in full play, having made their own vaccine debacle. Pathetic EU beurocracy and politicking at its worst.
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17/03/2021 18:01:28 4 0
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It's not that simple. Pfizer isn't made here and a mjority of the early jabs were Pfizer so will need Pfizer second doses.
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Ed
17/03/2021 17:18:48 156 39
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Are we going to block exports to the EU then if they are going to be petty?
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RnB
17/03/2021 17:23:08 18 24
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The EU has exported 10 million doses to this country, ignorance is a terrible thing.
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17/03/2021 17:42:40 35 4
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The 'EU' hasn't exported anything. Companies based in EU countries have been exporting things to honour contracts.

Might sound like semantics but its important given the statements now being made by UvdL.
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17/03/2021 18:04:34 11 0
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Oh dear
Do you Pfizer?
While AZ created a production facility in the EU to meet EU demand, rather than manufacture in the UK and export. £3 a does probably wouldn't pay for filling in the forms
17/03/2021 21:57:10 0 0
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custard creams??
17/03/2021 22:52:58 2 0
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Except for the lipid precursors from Croda in the UK - that enabled the Pfizer production in the EU in the first place. And the AZ cell lines that were exported from the UK to the EU to allow AZ vaccine to be grown in the first place. Everyone depends on everyone else in this crisis, but the little, small-minded parochial EU fails to recognise it.
18/03/2021 06:51:52 1 0
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We export 4 ingredients for the Phizer vaccine to the EU...ignorance is a terrible thing.
18/03/2021 11:01:02 0 0
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AZ with the aid of UK venture capital has supplied 64 million doses to Europe so far.
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17/03/2021 17:19:32 53 15
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I am seriously worried that I may not get my second vaccination, has any statement been made with regards follow up vaccinations?
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17/03/2021 17:23:14 17 1
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I does say 'no new bookings' so I'd assume those of us with the second vaccination already booked should be okay.
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17/03/2021 17:19:00 18 24
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Much like our scientists cracked the Enigma code at Bletchley Park and ended WW2 so have our scientists in Oxford cracked this Chinese virus and will bring an end to Covid restrictions. EU without UK is a headless chicken. I worry that now the UK has left the EU they will become barbarian again and soon start fighting each other. World peace will once again come down to us and Uncle Sam.
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17/03/2021 17:25:51 3 3
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Actually the code was already compromised by Polish mathematicians using information supplied by a French spy to duplicate the Enigma machine. We improved the decryption process, initially mechanically then electronically.
17/03/2021 19:35:17 0 0
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Why does this have more downvotes than upvotes?
This is just a statement of established historical fact.

Are people really wanting to hate Europe so much they will dislike it if any acknowledgement is given to our European allies/friends?
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17/03/2021 17:16:58 8 19
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THIS HAS DERAILED THE SECOND VACCINES - WHICH ARE MORE IMPORTANT DUE TO THE VULNERABLE GROUPS
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17/03/2021 17:26:01 1 3
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They will have to stay in x
17/03/2021 18:39:06 0 1
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Hopefully you will have to. Mummy must take your keyboard off you.
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17/03/2021 17:21:05 10 6
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EU Blocking Astra Zenica supplies being exported from Belgium?
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17/03/2021 17:26:08 2 1
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I thought that the manufacturing facility for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was in Begium ...
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17/03/2021 17:26:09 2 4
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As long as it's sorted for end of April so I can have my second dose.
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17/03/2021 17:26:09 610 113
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Well tell the EU to send us all the ones they are not going to use. So, so glad we are out of that idiotic "snout in the trough" regime..........
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17/03/2021 17:29:34 114 490
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Why would they do that? Better to send them to a deserving country.
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17/03/2021 18:19:21 4 2
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Yeah, no snouts in the trough here eh?
17/03/2021 18:40:34 1 6
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You're part of one and it will get worse. Snouts in the trough....... Test and trace PPE contracts. Double standards as usual.
17/03/2021 18:41:37 6 0
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Why should the EU break the habit of a lifetime.
17/03/2021 21:58:49 0 1
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A lot of jingoistic tub thumping from the usual Tory Bot suspects.

I wonder what they would be saying if the vaccines were being produced here, and we were exporting them all elsewhere, to the detriment of own supply?!

Having said that we don't even know if that is the problem, but it's good to have a good rant about the evil EU and nasty foreigners!
17/03/2021 22:25:18 0 0
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Aye because mps here are not like that. Re snout n trough regime ...don’t make me laugh
18/03/2021 03:01:43 1 0
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ALL politicians have their snouts in the trough.
You would be naive to think differently.
18/03/2021 09:41:29 0 0
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and here's the latest on this story:

Covid vaccine: India shortfall behind UK's supply delay
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56438629

looks like it's down to a commonwealth country...
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17/03/2021 17:26:18 3 7
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Government will be back in panic mode. They need to get all the second jabs done before the third wave hits the UK. Unless they are very cautious and act accordingly after Easter another lockdown might be required.
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17/03/2021 17:36:20 0 2
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Well this time if it all goes pear shaped we could blame the EU.
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sid
17/03/2021 17:26:22 1258 229
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EU now blockading countries from exporting a vaccine they don't want.

Millions of doses now sitting on EU shelves rotting away.

Typical EU.
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17/03/2021 17:28:56 131 789
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Boo hoo. Shouldn't have made AZ break their contract.
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17/03/2021 17:29:03 32 44
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No EU have a contract with Pfizer for 200m doses, this is the main vaccine for EU, the AZ has lost public confidence across EU.
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17/03/2021 18:10:57 14 4
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Who needs enemies, when you've got friends like the EU.
17/03/2021 18:36:08 2 0
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they are actually not just sitting on them they are having to discard batches because they are out of date
17/03/2021 18:36:11 2 17
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Typical bigoted Brexiter. The act of hate and self harm that is Brexit has caused enough damage we need not make enemies of these our erstwhile allies and friends. Isolationist ideology is ill advised and will not work we need to cooperate with our neighbours/fellow Europeans all the hate will get us nowhere.
17/03/2021 18:38:20 6 1
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EU leaders would chop their heads off, if they thought it would hurt the UK.
17/03/2021 18:38:45 1 2
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Absolute rubbish as usual. Turn the record off.
17/03/2021 18:42:03 5 0
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Some countries in Europe are still using the AZ vaccine and would like more of any vaccine.
Meanwhile other EU members are sitting on their stocks of suspended AZ vaccine.
Not a very united picture!
17/03/2021 18:50:09 0 0
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Rotting away.....haha
17/03/2021 19:26:34 0 0
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Yes, the EU has now managed to create a vaccine mountain.
Macron won't be pleased, he wanted to export 5% of the French vaccines to poorer countries, but then we all know that was his usual hot air.
17/03/2021 19:32:18 0 0
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Are you in touch with reality at all? I am a Spanish resident, 57 YO. Andalucía, where I live, has vaccinated frontline workers, and is currently at the stage of having given half of over 80s inoculation. Late summer is the best outlook for my age group. So what is your point caller?
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17/03/2021 17:16:20 105 10
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What happens to people who are due their second dose in that time period?
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17/03/2021 17:26:24 20 5
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You’d expect they’d be prioritised over 1st dose people right?
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17/03/2021 17:18:17 936 47
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Let's hope more vaccines are produced.

Hoping our European neighbours and families get theirs too.

Sad if EU and Von Der Leyen advocates blocking our supply.

We should want everyone to rise up.

Not bring everyone down.
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17/03/2021 17:26:31 9 65
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You sound like Boris

European allies and friends x
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17/03/2021 17:49:46 21 7
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"European allies and friends x" == European Despots and backstabbers.
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17/03/2021 17:52:01 4 37
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Never ever believe the british
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17/03/2021 17:20:54 9 22
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Boris and Co played silly with EU and they tit for tat. He just cant help himself sadly
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17/03/2021 17:26:37 2 2
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How did HMG play with the EU? If the EU are neither pragmatic nor brave enough to order vaccines well in advance & to spread the risk by backing multiple vaccines then that is their own fault. If the EU have anything to do with this then the Brexit decision was correct & the EU are just a bunch of petty bureaucrats, many of whom have problems identifying their own fathers.
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17/03/2021 17:18:17 936 47
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Let's hope more vaccines are produced.

Hoping our European neighbours and families get theirs too.

Sad if EU and Von Der Leyen advocates blocking our supply.

We should want everyone to rise up.

Not bring everyone down.
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17/03/2021 17:26:42 48 181
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Not likely that our European friends get theirs anytime soon with the UK hogging all the vaccines!

How many have we imported? Millions of Phizer doses from Belgium.

How many have we exported? A big fat zero.

There is no normality until we are all vaccinated and all borders are fully reopened. Get a grip UK govt!
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17/03/2021 17:41:54 76 20
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The totally useless EU have millions of Astra Zeneca Vaccines unused. So my advice to the EU is - use up these unused vaccines, stop acting like spoilt bratts. Get over UK leaving the EU, stop making the world a more deadly place by not vaccinating its population - and Grow some Balls.??????
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17/03/2021 17:54:31 22 8
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Perhaps you'd be better of in mainland Europe, then, instead of griping here?
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17/03/2021 17:55:11 17 3
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The UK ordered 30million doses together with a detailed description of how delivery was to be paid for and mechanisms for dealing with shortages. The EU with AZcontract was drawn up under Begian law and is much less detailed. We don't have a Pfizer production centre and the AZ production is tailored to UK supply lines, hence the efficiency. Some EU countries have decided to use excuses for failing
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17/03/2021 17:59:41 6 2
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The only vaccine we are producing in the U.K. is the AZ vaccine, which is also produced in the EU. It may have escaped your notice but at least half the EU nations have suspended the use of this vaccine, and because of this are throwing away usable vaccines as all vaccines have a shelf life
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17/03/2021 18:00:54 8 1
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Next time you read a reality check, maybe do some research on Chris Morris, the author, who happens to live in Brussels - no bias there and no mention that the AstraZeneca vaccine was developed with the UK and Oxford.

An omission can't paint just as negative picture as a lie
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17/03/2021 18:01:35 9 3
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Th EU do not export any vaccines to the UK. That is Spin. It is the fact that UK developed a Covid-19 vaccine and brokered a Deal with Astra Zeneca, a British/Swedish company based in the UK, 3 months ahead of any other country. And that UK receive some supply's from Belgium depot. Also we received supplys from India. The UK is not part of the shambles of the EU Vaccination program. Anti British
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17/03/2021 17:16:42 198 19
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Any idea what will cause the "significant reduction in weekly supply"? Is it politics?
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17/03/2021 17:26:48 205 61
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Yes the EU won’t allow export of the Pfizer vaccine to the UK
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17/03/2021 17:40:32 6 12
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And how do you know.
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17/03/2021 17:49:04 4 4
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Why? I thought they didn’t want it
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VoR
17/03/2021 18:18:50 4 2
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I'm not sure they can stop it, unless they do so in a technicality such as faulty paperwork at the border/airport.
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17/03/2021 18:20:56 2 5
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Evidence??
17/03/2021 19:30:09 1 6
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Same the UK to EU!!!
dog
17/03/2021 20:36:32 1 1
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Should have let them starve.
17/03/2021 21:37:41 0 0
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And UK exports.
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17/03/2021 22:44:08 0 1
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I havent read that anywhere - and its the AZ that will be in short supply say the reports.
18/03/2021 03:17:24 0 0
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the EU has approved it. It's the likes of Macron that are kicking up a stink.
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17/03/2021 17:18:14 1161 194
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Interesting development as EU threaten to stop exports of vaccines. Just watching press conference but no statement from JVT or Hancock thus far. If the EU are trying again to play the political blackmail card then even a remainder like me will be glad we are out.
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17/03/2021 17:26:50 64 393
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How glad ?
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17/03/2021 17:33:51 59 15
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As glad as it's possible to be I should think
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17/03/2021 18:05:10 11 1
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very
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17/03/2021 18:12:13 23 8
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very glad !! EU are a hateful, vengeful lot.
17/03/2021 18:53:21 3 0
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Glad enough right now!
17/03/2021 18:56:48 3 0
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U really need to ask.
17/03/2021 19:12:34 2 0
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Very ??
17/03/2021 19:14:28 6 4
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He will be very glad living a long after being vaccinated.

Odd Eu are banning AstraZeneca vaccines to the likes of Australia and then refuse to use them.

How many are going to be thrown away to the millions of dosses they already binned due to utter incompetence. EU need shorter lunch breaks and no afternoon naps to catch up to the real world and sort their mess out!
17/03/2021 19:24:12 4 4
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Very, why the question? The EU has and always shown its colours. The concept of the EU is an organization that only ever thinks of its next payday. Totally self centred and power mad.
17/03/2021 19:26:15 1 0
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Very very glad!!
17/03/2021 20:23:37 2 4
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Ecstatic.
I'm still rejoicing, especially as we're not tied into their disastrous vaccination scheme.
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17/03/2021 17:22:58 8 12
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They don’t die of covid so what’s the point
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17/03/2021 17:26:51 6 3
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Because they spread it like wildfire and other people then die of it. Haven’t you been listening for the last 12 months?
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17/03/2021 17:36:38 3 6
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Stay in then and wear your mask

Job done x
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17/03/2021 17:58:20 2 1
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Spread it to who? People of the same age group that will also be ok, or people that have been vaccinated?
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baz
17/03/2021 17:23:38 8 11
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Excellent, this will mean that the gov will be able to lock us down for another year when they fail to get second jabs in 12 week windows. It starts to seem like it is the intention to make this last as long as possible, doesn't it. And with all the legal cases about climate change it may just help govmts prevent huge losses in court cases if it slows that down and helps them meet CO2 targets.
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17/03/2021 17:26:52 3 4
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Nonsense. Please don't say anything if you have nothing sensible to say. There will be fluctuations in supply, but progress so far is phenomenal. There will NOT be another tear in lockdown. Plain ignorance.
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17/03/2021 17:23:45 59 8
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Hang on... the other day we we’re told there was a large supply of AZ coming in from India and vaccinations would ramp up??
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17/03/2021 17:26:55 16 24
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The EU will have got them supplies
17/03/2021 18:30:53 7 2
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Why do they need a vaccine that they refuse to use??
Shows the mentality of the EU!
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17/03/2021 17:17:51 31 2
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The second doses before 12 weeks will have to have priority I assume. I am due for my second Pfizer before 11 May. I hope that will still happen.
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17/03/2021 17:27:08 2 23
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Fingers crossed hun. x