I think we might be jumping the gun on vaccines - theres still potential for this go wrong, and lets not forgot the history of this pandemic everything we thought 'oh that will never happen' - well it did.I think it's important to be fair in assessment, and a mere PASS on vaccines seems rather harsh when we're doing better than any large country in the world.
Equally, the response in every other area has been nothing short of criminally negligent, reflected in our death toll which is higher than any large country in the world.
1.The first group contains almost 4m health and social care workers. The team I work in are all non patient facing. We are all WFH - we have all had jab 1 (don't get me wrong thats great) - however we aren't out and about anyway, so were non spreaders. The vast majority of those 4m are willing arms - so are they painting a favourable picture of the numbers vaccinated ?
2.The effect of the 12 week gap, between jab 1 and Jab 2 is unknown that MO not being effective is another 'Oh no that won't happen'
3.When we come to vaccinate the adult population - are we going to need better social distancing, as these people will have been 'out and about' - and by the time we start these I imagine lockdown will have been eased to a greater or lesser extent by the time this rollout is started.
4.The end game is (very approximately) 80% of the population with 80% protection + the unknown impact of the new variants and an overwhelming urge to get 'back to normal'