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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tilly, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Alee

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    Got my second on Saturday
     
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    Scots get a 'jag'.
     
  3. The Notorious A.N.T.

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    I was working on a site in Scotland years ago & overheard someone talking about another worker who was 'jagging' himself. I was about to report him as a heroin addict when luckily someone clarified that he was actually diabetic!.
     
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    As far as Scottish slang goes I always liked 'scratcher' (bed) & 'coup' (tip/dump).
     
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    Hubbys factory in Germany are offering their employees a Covid Vaccination free of charge, including temporary workers, at the companys cost. Not waiting for their government to get around to it , they want it done quicker. Looks like over there if you can afford to pay for it you get it done quicker.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    It's chaos in many countries on the continent at the moment. The French have been prioritising union members rather than those at genuine risk of death (there is an election due next year) and official political advice now is that your second jab doesn't have to be the same as your first.
     
  8. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Does look a bit of a mess :(

    One thing I don't understand, is that Portugal is on our green list but nowhere else nearby. Yet the border between Spain and Portugal is open, and free to move across, so how is it Spain is off limits?
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Got an invite for a Valneva trial in Cheadle today… if they’d offered it a year ago I’d have jumped at the chance but I’d be legally speaking unvaccinated until the trial is over (12 months) so had to decline this one.
     
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    And yet we’re sitting on a stockpile of several million vaccines. :/

    I do wonder if once groups 1-9 are done with their second jab it would be better to just get the under 40s a first jab and hold off on the second until first doses are done. It would speed things up quite a bit and that’s the age bracket that will be causing the most spread.

    65-70% protection for the entire under 40 population is better than 95-100% protection for half of them.

    I’m sure the JCVI have looked into the viability of that though
     
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    I think it might speed up a bit now, the logistics have probably been a little harder the last few weeks having the switch to Pfizer in places that haven't previously used it.
     
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    Here’s hoping!
     
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    I would like to know what is the plan for all the AZ vaccines that we wont be using now? As we have moved to the under 40s, I assume AZ will only be used for 2nd doses (myself included).
     
  18. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Hopefully shipped to India, wouldn't be shocked if quietly binned though.
     
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    Vaccine supply should be improving now after the break in supply that was expected for about 4 weeks starting in mid May. That was partly the reason why they paused first jabs for under 45’s in favour of ensuring supplies for second jabs for those that were coming due.
     
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    That's what most France and Germany seem to be doing. Straight in the bin, then complaining that they don't have enough.

    It should be a no brainer that if we (nations in general, not just UK) have plenty that we don't need/can't use, for whatever reason, it should be shipped to countries that are desparate with the utmost urgency.

    Sadly our leaders don't seem to understand urgency.
     
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