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3 hours ago, Mister M said:

Even before the PM told the nation about the new variant of Coronavirus in mid December, I'd noticed more complacency in some members of the public (at around the time when news of the discovery of the vaccine was announced). I really don't buy this idea that people have 'lockdown fatigue'. It might sound harsh, but I think those that claim they're '"bored", and "want life to return to normal" - should take a long look at themselves. And that's been polite!

 

Unfortunately the discovery of the new variant didn't prevent people behaving like idiots at train stations in London and the South East, videos of which have been widely shared on social media, desperate to ram themselves on trains to get to their relatives for Christmas. I just hope that said relatives aren't elderly or clinically vulnerable.

 

The people cramming onto trains to get out of London before Christmas was so irresponsible. 

I think that complacency has crept in more subtle ways too. Some people are already anticipating things being ‘back to normal’ within a few months.  Hopefully that will be the case but we need to be realistic about challenges ahead and act accordingly. Even though we are supposedly in lockdown some people are being far more relaxed than in the first lockdown.

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On a positive note I took both my parents to have the vaccine at the Mathews health centre yesterday, it was organised really well and 5 minutes from start to finish.

At 6,30pm they said they had done over 800 people and were open until 8pm.

It’s the Pfizer vaccine down there but I know Dore surgery started giving the Oxford jab yesterday.

I’m not sure how many other surgeries are being used, but with the hospital vaccination program and the care homes that have been done already we seem to have made a good start in Sheffield so we’ll done to all those involved in it and let’s hope it continues.

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9 hours ago, Thirsty Relic said:

perhaps so now, in many areas.  However, in the past we did have higher safety standards in place (kitemark etc) than many of our competitor countries (e.g. finding imported toys with high lead content).  I for one will be looking out for British chickens when the chlorinated US ones start coming in.

 

It's their body something is being injected into.  If they choose not to have the Pfizer one - it's their choice.  Had they been told it was Pfizer in the first place, the ones that turned it down wouldn't have made the journey, and others could have been invited there instead.

I get the fact that it's their body, but do we need to add another load of admin to inform people which specific vaccine they are getting? Do they care who provides their yearly flu vaccine or where they mask they wear comes from?

 

Very little of what people consume is purely of UK origin and manufacture, including swathes of things we eat, drink or inject, so why the sudden patriotism from these refuseniks.

6 minutes ago, Westie1889 said:

On a positive note I took both my parents to have the vaccine at the Mathews health centre yesterday, it was organised really well and 5 minutes from start to finish.

At 6,30pm they said they had done over 800 people and were open until 8pm.

It’s the Pfizer vaccine down there but I know Dore surgery started giving the Oxford jab yesterday.

I’m not sure how many other surgeries are being used, but with the hospital vaccination program and the care homes that have been done already we seem to have made a good start in Sheffield so we’ll done to all those involved in it and let’s hope it continues.

The one on White Lane? Likely where my mum and dad will go for theirs, so good to hear it's up and running and working well.

 

Cheers Westie.

Edited by Bargepole23

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Hi Bargepole23, I think this one is on Calver road, just before you get to JE James cycles on Bramall Lane.

Hope your parents get sorted soon👍

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7 hours ago, catmiss said:

I’ve just received the standard ‘Shielding’ letter with all the usual advice above and beyond the  legislated rules but with the additional information that I will be offered vaccination by mid February although I’m only in my mid 60’s. As a non xenophobic boomer I don’t care if the vaccine comes from Timbuktu, if it’s been approved by British regulators I’ll have it wherever they want to put it! Most of the ‘boomers’ I’m in touch with feel the same so please don’t tar us  all with the same begrudging tone your post implies 

Apologies Catmiss, you're right - I could have phrased it better. I wasn't trying to tar all boomers, just the ones in the article.

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According to Heeley Green Surgery I'm due mine probably  next week. It will be administered at Belgrave Medical Centre. As a boomer, I don't rely care which one I get-the sooner the better. But, and I don't want to offend anybody,perish the thought;what really gets on my pip is all the virtue signalling ,surround those boomers who want to exercise some choice.

The following is worth knowing.

https://www.prevention.com/health/a35118263/astrazeneca-vs-pfizer-vs-moderna-covid-19-vaccine/

 

Stay safe .

 

Edited by petemcewan

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Further apparently good news with the approval of a third vaccine.

My concern at the moment is the efficacy of any current vaccines to combat the new strain as effectively as for the first wave.

This has been referenced today by Grant Shapps regarding new travel requirements for incoming passengers to the U.K.

Hopefully the scientists can keep pace with whatever mutations occur in the virus.

 

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4 hours ago, Bargepole23 said:

I get the fact that it's their body, but do we need to add another load of admin to inform people which specific vaccine they are getting? Do they care who provides their yearly flu vaccine or where they mask they wear comes from?

there could be scenarios where knowing which vaccine you had may be more critical than the time it takes a doctors receptionist to pick up the phone. 

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7 hours ago, Westie1889 said:

Hi Bargepole23, I think this one is on Calver road, just before you get to JE James cycles on Bramall Lane.

Hope your parents get sorted soon👍

Thanks Westie, turns out they have both been jabbed this morning at that surgery, said it was very quick and easy.

3 hours ago, andyofborg said:

there could be scenarios where knowing which vaccine you had may be more critical than the time it takes a doctors receptionist to pick up the phone. 

OK. I'm not aware of any restrictions which are applicable to one vaccine and not the other. What are they?

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4 hours ago, andyofborg said:

there could be scenarios where knowing which vaccine you had may be more critical than the time it takes a doctors receptionist to pick up the phone. 

Just been for my first jab and it is put on the card which vaccine you have had along with batch number and the date and time of the vaccination

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1 hour ago, Bargepole23 said:

Thanks Westie, turns out they have both been jabbed this morning at that surgery, said it was very quick and easy.

OK. I'm not aware of any restrictions which are applicable to one vaccine and not the other. What are they?

no idea, but if there is then you know

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Posted (edited)

Looks like London is in the eye of the storm:

 

UK Covid deaths reach new daily peak and set to stay there a month | World news | The Guardian

 

Covid-19: 'Major incident' declared by London Mayor Sadiq Khan - BBC News

 

It's just been on the news that epidemiologists are expecting the peak to be around 22nd January. The consultants on the radio broadcast that I was listening to were clear that along with the new, extremely transmissible variant of Covid, people's behaviour like we saw just before Christmas is responsible.

 

In light of this, I wouldn't blame a Government minister for being really direct and specific about what's caused this spike. In fact it wouldn't be a bad thing, as some people just don't have the sense they were born with :rant:

Edited by Mister M

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