The key will be seeing what happens the back end of next week with shops re-opening and schools back. Case numbers are not the important thing now, it’s all about deaths and hospital numbers and admissions.
I think I've made my views about lockdown pretty clear on this thread. Why would numbers go up if the vaccine works? And how many people can't get "jabbed" for medical reasons? Must be a pretty small number given how high uptake has been so far.So you think lockdown was a good thing and it is okay to repeat it when numbers go up? New strains appear, that risks to those who medically can not be jabbed are not worth care?
By using "supposedly" does that indicate a mindset towards the pandemic?
I do not believe all I read, or hear, or see AND in years ahead facts about the origin and dealings with covid will, for sure, be interesting.
1. Mutations.I think I've made my views about lockdown pretty clear on this thread. Why would numbers go up if the vaccine works? And how many people can't get "jabbed" for medical reasons? Must be a pretty small number given how high uptake has been so far.
You did read the whole article right?We don't hear much about Sweden these days.This could be why:-
We got our first (pfizer) jab there on 31 st March and go back for the second on 28th April.I'm 69 with an underlying health condition (diabetes).My wife two years younger (but with heart trouble) got her first jab too.This was at a firestation not too far away from Cebazan.We were on the waiting list at the chemist's but cancelled afterwards.I hear from my (French) wife that practically all her friends and relatives of her age or similar have been vaccinated too.Certainly France seems to a lot better organised in this regard than Spain.Well even though the vaccination rollout has been relatively slow here in France, I got phoned last Thursday evening after 7pm by the local pharmacy and was asked what time I could attend the next day to be jabbed! Friday afternoon I got the AstraZeneca jab, no apparent side effects to date, second jab scheduled for mid June. I'm 66 so they are catching up here now.
To show how far behind Spain are, my old man is in a whatsapp golf society group out in Spain and last week they've only just started doing the over 85s .
Think you'll find that most of the over 80's (especially those in care homes) have been vaccinated by now.Incidentally saw my regular diabetic check up nurse at the restaurant over the road from our local CAP (Health centre) at lunchtime.She seemed rather suprised that my wife and I (both in the 65-69) age group had already been vaccinated once (second jab due next week) in France... there were a couple of guys who on there who qualified although most are 55-70 so they are still some way off.
Think I read today we are the 6th most progressive nation in the world in regards to the vaccine. Another noteable thing was that somehow India are not on the red travel list despite racking up record case numbers for the last 14 days and now upto over 200k new cases per day!
It’s absolutely horrifying. My colleagues in India are really worried and concerned.
Until India joins the 'red list' on Friday, & with an est 3,000 plus flying here up to then, in your opinion should we be very concerned here, re the virus spreading?.It’s absolutely horrifying. My colleagues in India are really worried and concerned.