Wednesday, 27 January 2021

"We're Not Going On A Summer Holiday!"

I have been looking at the online Omni vaccine calculator for Ireland today.  There is one for other countries too.  

According to the calculations I should be offered my first vaccine injection in September.   Which is a very long time away when you consider the population of the Republic  Ireland is only 4.5 million.

For people much younger like children they probably won't get their vaccine injection until April 2022.  

Not forgetting that none of the vaccines are even licenced yet for children.

It makes me wonder why they are prioritising the vaccines? Why should schoolchildren who are the workforce of the future not be getting the vaccine much sooner? Why shouldn't people age 16 to 66 (the workforce age group) be getting it now?

Why is one group more important than another? We are all human beings and should be treated equally, shouldn't we?

You've got to do something looking things up when it's Monsoon season in Ireland, haven't you?




14 comments:

  1. I read that the vaccine makes the symptoms less dangerous when you catch the virus and, as younger people generally are affected less seriously, that is why the oldies are getting it first.
    If I have understood it correctly - and I may well not have(!) - the vaccine doesn't stop us from catching it, just makes it less deadly.
    Doctor JayCee 😉

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    1. Hi JayCee. I have heard the Number 10 press conferences say those things JayCee. Yet at the same time they say people of all ages can can catch it. Children will need alot smaller doses and the drugs are not licensed to give it to them. It's clear like mud. Thanks. Professor Northsider😊.

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  2. At least you know more than we do. Our info system is like the game of broken telephone. It is rumoured now that the very elderly on the island can now get the vaccine. I'm not that old yet! Still think it will be May before we get it. School children, so they say,arent a big risk of catching it so they'll come last. Teachers are more of a priority

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  3. Hi Linda. The game of broken telephone. I love it. I just look things up on the internet and try to fathom who is telling the truth. Thanks.

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  4. Hmpf, I'm especially grumpy on this topic. We should be heading off to Spain next week for a month. Instead we get to spend it here, where it will be on average -22C and snowing.

    Don't even get me started on the vaccines. I'm a nurse in an acute care hospital. My first dose was supposed to be this week, but it was cancelled due to a vaccine shortage. My dose has been redirected to be a second dose for the nursing home system. Here's where I'm going to be very unpopular. Vaccinate the staff in nursing homes. I worked in those homes for the first five years of my nursing life. We had entire wards of people who never saw a visitor. Not Christmas, New Years, or Birthdays. Or they had one visitor a year. It chaps my hide when I see famlies bleating on the news that they haven't been able to see X, since before Covid. As a pal who still works nursing homes said, they haven't been in for years, but now that they can't it's urgent.

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  5. Top of the vaccine priority list should be men born in Yorkshire in 1953 - specifically those born in October of that year.

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  6. Good point YP. 1963 was a good year in Lancashire for my vintage. Isn't it a joke when they can prioritise some humans over other humans?

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    1. Actually, I see nothing wrong in prioritising frontline health workers who are fighting COVID-19.

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  7. When they tried the vaccine out on ferrets they died, I'm holding off until I see more evidence that it is not harmful.
    Apparently you can still catch and spread the virus even if you have the vaccine and will still be required to keep the distance and wear a mask. Food for thought?
    Briony
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  8. Hi Briony. I didn't know about the ferrets. I did read about the nurse in Portugal and the residents of a care home in Norway dying. Don't think this was reported on the news in Ireland or the UK. Like yourself I am waiting to see more evidence about the vaccines long term effects on people. Thanks.

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    1. Briony and Dave are good names for ferrets. Personally, I have no problem whatsoever about receiving the vaccine but then again I am not a ferret, I'm a weasel.

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  9. Ha,ha. I am not sure about the vaccine YP. It's been pushed through and we have no idea if it will be effective against new strains or if we will need to have booster vaccines every few months indefinitely. It's a shame no one talks of a cure.

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