And so, the debate rages on. How do we get the world safe and travelling again?
Well, I’m for option (b) personally, which seems to be the way forward.
But if you agree with that, then as the story mentions, the EU really needs to ‘pull its finger out’ to coin a phrase.
There seems to be a dreadfully low uptake rate of the vaccine across Europe. Not helped, of course, by the negative publicity the Oxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine received following a very public spat in January over the supply issues with Brussels and its Apparatchiks, and the subsequent statistics published that seemed to show a lower efficacy in this, compared to other, vaccine options. This has led to recommendations in some countries that it should not be given to the over 65s, and a general perception that it’s an inferior vaccine, resulting in a reluctance among the general populace to opt for this innoculation.
Recommendations and perceptions that appear to now be contradicted by (more) research from Scotland and elsewhere, which show positive data in terms of protecting people from severe effects of Covid-19.
Personally, I think the EU mandarins need to get over themselves and get on with distributing what vaccines they can get hold of, and fast.
My arm is out and ready. I’ll take any vaccine jab that’s going … with the possible exception of Donald Trump’s suggestion of disinfectant…
Oh yes … airports here I come