- Aug 8, 2001
28million people in the UK have received their vaccine, 26million across the whole of the EU - we're not doing so bad in the grand scheme of things
It's really backfired hasn't it? And it was all just because Macron wanted to put one over on the British after Brexit. Well by pouring scorn on the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine, he inadvertently created a situation that has led to suspicion of any vaccine. And when the field reports on the performance of the Astrazeneca vaccine have come in, it appears that it performs much better in the field, than in the trials. As the BBC health correspondent said Macron may have to eat his words. The only problem for us, is if our nearest neighbour has a low uptake of the virus, and continues to have a high amount of cases as a result, then there are plenty of opportunities for the virus to mutate there, and strains could develop that the vaccines aren't effective against.Thousands in France and Germany refusing to be vaccinated because of scaremongering it looks like they now have an abundance of the vaccine not long ago they were complaining they did not have enough.Macron and co. have certainly made a b-lls up.
I would really really hope that our closest neighbours catch up with the UK program as soon as possible as without the EU being I the same place as the UK our lives and economy will not recover stronglyI think that the EU should just hand their Astrazeneca vaccines over to the Covax organisation. There is a need for vaccines in many parts of the world, and I'm sure they will make good use of them.
The trouble is that since Germany and France wrongly declared the Astrazeneca vaccine as ineffective to be used on over 65s, and Macron decided to score points over Britain, the Germans and especially the French public of any age are refusing to accept the Astrazeneca vaccine. And many are refusing vaccines altogether. So no matter how effective their vaccine delivery service is, it won't be effective if they can't get the public to turn up to the vaccination centres. Here in the UK, we have a problem with the BAME population taking up the vaccines. In France and Germany they have the same problem across the whole population.I would really really hope that our closest neighbours catch up with the UK program as soon as possible as without the EU being I the same place as the UK our lives and economy will not recover strongly
It is very good for everybody. It's proved to be a very good vaccine based on real world data. The EU chose not to recommend it for over 65s, because there wasn't enough test data from that age group. But it seems that they were wrong. Follow up tests on over 65s shows a high level of immunity, and an even higher protection against becoming seriously ill.Ihope the Astra Zenica is good for the over 65s because im 78 and that was vaccine i had