Hi Plymton. Good news that you are getting it soon.Plymtom wrote: ↑Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:23 amDr's phoned on the 1st for me to go and have jab 1 on the 2nd I'll be 60 in about 3 weeks and have CML apparently the drugs make my immune system weeker, 3-12 weeks until jab 2 though, some time after that till you are "fully" protected, playing with numbers at 90% effective, that's 1 in 10 chance of getting it is it not?
I'm with Jansman on this there are variations caused by supply and take up, each area right down to your doctors are working down a list to keep the process moving as fast as they can, me getting it doesn't protect the rest of the family, I can as all along accidentally carry it home from the supermarket and infect the other 4 vulnerable people of various ages from 50 down to 21, numbers are strange when you can say Russian roulette depending on the revolver is 5-1 against dying with every go, it is the NHS they are trying to relieve, don't go thinking the government gives a crap about old or disabled dying, if every one of the 100000 dead are on a pension HMG are now £7.5M ( guessing they get £75 a week) a week better off, that's more than we were allegedly going to save with brexit
That 90% effective means you are 10 times less likely to get ill than if you don't get vaccinated, if, and only if, you get exposed. The jury is still out on whether that means you do or don't actually still get infected and able to spread it to your family.
So far, the vaccine is all about stopping people getting seriously ill or dying. We can only hope that it will also reduce transmission within families where not all are yet vaccinated. It's very much a case of "We're none of us safe until we are all safe". Same in my household where 2/3 are clinically vulnerable, so none of us dare risk bringing the virus home.
Maybe if the oldies could die off without clogging up hospitals, your point about money saving would hold more water, but those oldies did get first dibs, which sort of counters your point.
More good news. State pension is a lot more than £75, by the way.