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  • Hatty H @Hat Woodford updated 8 months ago

    Why am I not surprised? One dose vaccination strategy in doubt

    As soon as the delay of second doses was announced, I was instantly suspicious that it was more of a political decision, a panic reaction - than a carefully considered medical strategy.

    Of course, here in the UK we're high up in the race to get our population vaccinated, or that's what it looks like. Still, we're an experiment (lab rats?) with the rest of the world watching.

    Will it work or won't it? Will the 'vaccinated' - half-vaccinated with a single dose, feel 'safe', believe the problem's solved and abandon social distancing, masks and hand washing? Will they mix with friends and family? Will they catch Covid? What are the outcomes for the 'first dose only' victims?

    A report from Israel -where they follow Pfizer/BioNtech protocol in giving the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine three weeks after the first:

    https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-analysis-shows-one-vaccine-dose-leaves-uks-over-60s-seriously-vulnerable-12192949
    • I have just read a report on Firefox news about an 84 year old who had the 1st jab of the vaccine bu..

    • @Bo... it's so sad, I keep hearing about people catching it in hospital. Some doctors are keeping to..

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    • @Mi... People shouldn't feel confident, though, should they? At least they'll be safer if caut..

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    • @Mi... I've got in a real pickle now. I copied this into 'Anything' (only 13 people here) - so..

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    • @Mi... OK, good solution, thanks!

    • I want to make it clear that I'm all in favour of the vaccine - just a bit alarmed by the way it's b..

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    • It's very depressing- the vaccine seemed like the only answer but now doubts are creeping in and the..

    • @Mi... - that crossed my mind too.

    • It's all we've got (apart from isolation, masks, washing, distancing etc.) so people naturally viewe..

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