Yes but will they actually get round to doing it?I'm hella-confused.
Edit: and I've just had a quick read back of the thread and noticed that all the points I've made have previously been made, mainly by @vickster .
They said they'd order 30m doses and vaccinate the over 50s and that appears to be exactly what they're trying to do. It should be abundantly clear that I'm no fan of this government and like I said there's a lot of propaganda going on but in this specific case they do appear to be attempting to do what they said they would do, which happens to be a good thing, so good on them.
quite.Yes but will they actually get round to doing it?
Ooooh were you in the Specials?no - it's not there for over 50s.
I can confess to being over 50.
As a bloke I am typically casual about these things but eventually got round to phoning my GP place yesterday.
But was told that unless I'm in a special group, no, it's not happening.
At least in the immediate future - was left with the idea that no time before the snowdrops appear.
So where does the 30 million figure come from? Which one were you ?
I'm far from a government apologist butf do feel the schedule has been known for sometime. I just have a feeling you're grabbing the wrong end of the stick. Perhaps not and I've misunderstood?Well I never.
from dec 1 it seems.
though god knows why this schedule wasn't announced before.
Going to be extremely tight I would have thought, particularly with the christmas break imminent and many folks hoping to get away.
I can see a lot theoretically available not being taken up because of simple logistics.
Which would give Boris's team a handy out.
Still one to be watched I think, especially in view of:
Curiously both of these stories seem to have been posted two hours ago (am an early riser).
An attempt to head off bad news?
Or has boris been reading cchat for light relief?
well if it was known for some time Paul it wasn't well communicated to my gp practice and on to me.I'm far from a government apologist butf do feel the schedule has been known for sometime. I just have a feeling you're grabbing the wrong end of the stick. Perhaps not and I've misunderstood?
I'm not sure we're understanding each other on this one. Which really is making me laughwell if it was known for some time Paul it wasn't well communicated to my gp practice and on to me.
It's less than two days since I phoned them (and being a bloke I had left it late) and there wasn't the slightest hint that this was coming in the real world. I was very much given the impression "forget about it".
am keen to get it sorted in case of future contact with elderly mum.
am still a bit doubtful of the reality of this on the ground - there have been all sorts of government announcements about world-beating stuff - see above.
re the NHS highlighting need, that's another matter.
am not dissing the NHS.
Nor, in case anyone should think it, am I trying to muscle in front of anyone else.
25.22 million over 50I thought the over 50s now get it too? 50+ make up between 35 & 40% of the ~67m UK population so that would be around 25-27m...add in everyone else who is eligible, 30 million won't be far out
There are plenty of people under 50 who are eligible for a free one too.
I'm under 50 (just), not eligible for a free one and would like to pay for one privately (not a problem) but not one pharmacy around here has any (left)
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