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3 hours ago, Wullie said:

Given that numbers are in the rise and there's concern about the Indian variant accelerating, I really think they should open vaccinations up. Makes no sense to do it by age now, just say anyone who wants one can have one and get as many people as possible done to help cut transmission before pubs fill up with unvaccinated youth.

I don't think we've got the supply/capacity to do that while still hitting second dose targets within 12 weeks. The lower first dose numbers at the moment are still the most we could be doing so opening it up wouldn't make much difference. 

It's just a case of waiting for second doses to catch up and then it will flip around again. Cases are going to rise a bit over coming weeks but it's not going to be significant and will not result in many deaths. Then first doses ramp up again and suppress transmission further. 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Super Duper Branko Strupar said:

With distancing and masks a personal choice from next week, that means distancing and masks wont really be around from next week. Itll be pretty much now when people read the confirmation. Absolutely vaccinations should be open to all!

Is the mask thing not just schools? Never seen anything for public transport.

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I've been on loads of teams meetings over the last few weeks with secondary teachers and absolutely nobody is doing the take home tests they just register negative and upload the batch number 

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12 hours ago, Super Duper Branko Strupar said:

With distancing and masks a personal choice from next week, that means distancing and masks wont really be around from next week. Itll be pretty much now when people read the confirmation. Absolutely vaccinations should be open to all!

Looks like the distancing thing is just when visiting family/friends, masks and distancing still a thing in hospitality and retail etc. 

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1 hour ago, Ben said:

I've been on loads of teams meetings over the last few weeks with secondary teachers and absolutely nobody is doing the take home tests they just register negative and upload the batch number 

Did they say why they can't bother their arses to do it ? It takes around 1 minute to do the test, it's hardly a ballache

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2 hours ago, Ben said:

I've been on loads of teams meetings over the last few weeks with secondary teachers and absolutely nobody is doing the take home tests they just register negative and upload the batch number 

You should have to upload a photo of the test really. I did that for the trial. 

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Reckon once you're down to under 45s, when you're not talking about risk groups any more, they should open up to 18-25s first. They are less likely to be in a job where you can WFH, so are more likely to be in contact with and spread the virus.

Would also say they are the age group that had sacrificed the most during lockdowns, as that's when you're out and socialising a lot more than in your 30s.

 

Edit: Actually teachers should have been the priority after 50+ and health care workers IMO.

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46 minutes ago, bobbydazzla said:

Did they say why they can't bother their arses to do it ? It takes around 1 minute to do the test, it's hardly a ballache

To much of a clart on they say, I do them twice a week myself and its a piece off piss when you get used to it (I still gag everytime tho) the same people were complaining that they felt exposed in school and needed protection.

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3 minutes ago, Miggys First Goal said:

Supply issue or just not a huge uptake in that age group?

Sunday figures so lower than average through the week for a start.

But first dose figures have been low for a while. Capacity and supply is being focused on second doses and meeting them within the 12 week period. Once second doses have caught up it will start to reverse back the other way. 

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1 hour ago, bobbydazzla said:

Did they say why they can't bother their arses to do it ? It takes around 1 minute to do the test, it's hardly a ballache

All the teachers / work in schools lot I know are fully vaccinated. 

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16 minutes ago, AyeDubbleYoo said:

Ah cheers, I wait ages and then my age group gets skipped :lol:

Well me too, I'm turning 33 in a month.

Just think back to your early 20s, I would have been utterly devastated to have been in lockdown for 15 months, now though I could handle another month a lot easier. 

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Just now, Nobody said:

Well me too, I'm turning 33 in a month.

Just think back to your early 20s, I would have been utterly devastated to have been in lockdown for 15 months, now though I could handle another month a lot easier. 

I’m utterly devastated now.

I know what you’re saying though, but they decided not to go on the basis of need and stick to vulnerability criteria (basically age). So there’s no way they can depart from it now. 

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6 minutes ago, Disco said:

All the teachers / work in schools lot I know are fully vaccinated. 

Majority definitely had at least first. I was on some sort of reserve list at the racecourse and got mine last week. Reckon if any bastard turned up they'd jab you tbf. 

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9 minutes ago, AyeDubbleYoo said:

I’m utterly devastated now.

I know what you’re saying though, but they decided not to go on the basis of need and stick to vulnerability criteria (basically age). So there’s no way they can depart from it now. 

I know they won't, and they won't do it over here neither. It would send out quite weird signals to be honest :lol:

Just saying it's how I would have done it if it was just up to me.

Don't think there's much point in staggering bookings much after you get down to people in their 30s and below though. Maybe just release a few years every three days or something to keep the servers from crashing. 

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Had my 1st AstraZeneca jab on Saturday afternoon, love it when they give you the sheet with the most common side effects, out of the 10 I ticked off 8 of the bastards. Rough couple of days but starting to feel a bit more normal now other than the dead arm. The staff at the Washington Nightingale were absolutely spot on

A year later after mild symptoms i still can't smell which does have it's advantages although i would prefer it back, quite often also out of breath which given i was quite active is a bit of a killer although to be fait could do with losing a couple of stone

 

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