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They are STILL blindly going down the age bands for vaccinations, opening it now to "everyone over 45" in England

Instead of looking at who is at greater risk, i.e. people in manual/industrial jobs in areas of high infection, they're still giving the limited supply of vaccine to healthy 45-year-olds who can work from home in low infection rate areas

Send the vaccines to the Midlands and North, and give them to the people packing your meat and sending your Amazon orders ffs

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The real villains here are, of course, the USA whose government are refusing to export not only vaccines, but anything that could conceivably be used in the manufacture of vaccines - chemical components, syringes, vials, scientific doodads

They really need to give their heads a wobble, the UK has come in for criticism for not exporting from its tiny factories, but the reality is we are all being screwed by the Yanks, who have huge capacity and are using it all for themselves

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Also if you think "I'm getting my vaccine soon!" or "I just had my vaccine!" is something worth posting on social media, think about all the people who are still at risk and then don't post

If I get a vaccine (and by the time I get a vaccine I'll be driving my flying Tesla to the Musk moon colony) you can guarantee you won't see a "hey I just had a jab!! 馃帀" post on here from me, and if you do, you can tell me to get in the bin 馃憤

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I hate to say "I told you so" but a month on...

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@ak here they鈥檙e very effectively giving the vaccines to uh, basically nobody. Maybe 2% vaccinated? Ridiculous

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@s0 We've been in local lockdowns of various forms since last July, and it's not because people in our area have trouble following the rules or because they have some moral failing

It's because we're a region where a higher proportion of the population goes out to work, often in high risk places like food packing

They could break the cycle of infection, lockdown, infection, lockdown by vaccinating manual workers in high risk areas instead of WFH techies in Surrey

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@s0 The context here is we're out of vaccines for first doses, because they gambled on giving the entire supply out in first doses in Jan-Mar and figured "oh there'll be more supply by April-May" and there isn't

So all our supply is now going to second doses for the people who had their first three months ago, and there's extremely limited supply for younger people

In that situation they need to prioritise better than just "everyone over age X" for months

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@welshpixie I've got the new lockdown pencilled in for 7 June, I'll boost this on 7 June to see if I was right

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