Boris Johnson can’t even sort out vaccination in the right order

If Boris Johnson really wanted to put a stop to the Covid-19 crisis, why didn’t he order that children be the first to have vaccinations?

Schools are the most common vector for the disease – more people catch it at school or from people who have been to school than from any other cause – but children are among the last on Johnson’s list.

Top of the list are pensioners who either live in seclusion as a matter of course or have adhered very closely to lockdown restrictions, knowing that they are most likely to succumb to the disease if they catch it.

The priority list is ordered by age, meaning the oldest UK citizens get the jab first.

Clearly Johnson has got his priorities wrong.

First on the list should be teachers and pupils, as I’ve already mentioned; key workers; transport workers including bus and taxi drivers… anybody whose job brings them into contact with other people as a matter of course.

Some have said that this would needlessly – and divisively – complicate the process – creating a list that artificially elevates some over others.

But it’s not an artificial elevation; it would actually help cut Covid infections.

So Johnson won’t have it.

He is promising to open vaccination centres 24 hours a day, to speed up the process.

This Writer will believe it when they’re open. We all know Johnson’s promises are worth absolutely nothing.

Again, it is too little, and may possibly come too late.

But then, isn’t that the catchphrase of the Johnson government – “too little, too late”?

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4 thoughts on “Boris Johnson can’t even sort out vaccination in the right order

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Don’t be stupid m he wants to infect the population remember the aktion t4 program now it’s got a virus to rid them of us useless eaters

  2. Grey Swans

    Dear Vox Political, This is not about stopping contagion of Covid19, which can be gained only by shutting all schools and home schooling with television lessons.

    The vaccines are based on who dies the most, and the oldest people cannot wait behind children who mostly likely will not die and least likely to get severe symptoms.

    With elderly having the 2 jabs 21 (Pfizer) or 28 days apart (Moderna or AstraZeneca) now, the school kids could stay with granny and key workers could go to work, with all school lessons televised.

    Pensioners are not in seclusion, but have amongst the highest rate of over pension age still in work, as they cannot afford to retire.

    Also the 7.8m people aged from 60 to 70 are not listed as top priority, are still in work, and are 7th down the list for the jabs.

    The around 3m, 1960s born ladies are now turning 60 and have pension age 67.

    Beyond losing state and works pensions from age 60, men and women lost Pension Credit from age 60 since 2013 onwards (Welfare Reform Act 2012) that did not require actively seeking work to be able to claim, nor relied on your National Insurance record for the amount of money.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      That’s a very interesting point about the kids staying with granny, although I wonder how many families would benefit from that?

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