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CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE

By Pete Moore On January 25th, 2021

Almost four in five of those aged over 80 have received a first dose of a COVID vaccine, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.

Speaking at a Downing Street news conference, Mr Hancock said the government was “on track” to meet its deadline of offering a first dose of a coronavirus jab to 15 million of the most vulnerable by 15 February […]

Over the last week, 2.5 million got a vaccine at a rate of more than 250 people per minute, the health secretary added.

I am genuinely astonished that the combined might of Matt Hancock, Public Health England and the NHS are actually succeeding at something. If the vaccines work as advertised the number of deaths should plummet, permanently, from around mid-February.

4 Responses to “CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE”

  1. These people are so dumb.

    @SKyriakidesEU

    In the future all companies producing vaccines against COVID19 in the EU will have to provide early notification whenever they want to export vaccines to third countries.

    The EU asserts a nationalist ownership of vaccines produced in the EU. Permission will be required to export to third countries outside of the block.

    There are 7.4 billion people outside of the EU. All will need a jab in the end. If the EU goes down this route it will be surpeised to find that vbaccine production gets moved elsewhere.

  2. This is dangerous business.

    But the US plays the same game

    Trump last month was shooting his mouth off last month about ensuring that Americans were first in line with US manufactured vaccines. Well that sounds fine, except that read literally, that means that vaccine exports to Canada and other friends would theoretically be blocked until every last American had received the jab

    Pfizer finessed the issue as they ( wisely ) have diverse manufacturing sites, but the EU isn’t the only bad guy here.

  3. If the vaccines work as advertised the number of deaths should plummet, permanently, from around mid-February.

    Providing the virus doesn’t mutate into a version the vaccine is no longer effective against.

  4. You want to be careful about that word ” permanently ”

    As stated, the virus has been changing — and we don’t know everything about it.