I believe the science

I may not understand the science, but I believe in it.

I trust the people with PhDs who spent years in labs learning about things most of can’t even spell.

I trust the immunologists and virologists and other people who study the things we can’t see; things that are invisible but can kill us.

I am pleased these clever people have developed a vaccine against Covid-19, and I understand and fully agree that the most vulnerable and most at risk people should be vaccinated first.

I will be happy to have a vaccine when my time comes. (Although I’m hoping for the Oxford vaccine, if one is permitted to have a brand preference in vaccines.)

So I don’t understand why, when the clever people have put their best efforts into generating a Covid-19 vaccine in a short space of time, the UK government has decided – very much unscientifically – to not vaccinate people according to the tested schedule.

From what I understand, the vaccine needs two jabs to provide immunity, and those jabs should be three weeks apart.

I do not understand why the government would then propose to vaccinate people 12 weeks apart instead when this was never part of the vaccine test protocol.

The clever people who write for the British Medical Journal don’t understand it either.

It seems that what the government wants to do, is not to vaccinate a small group of people well, but vaccinate a large number of people badly, which is pretty much the same as not vaccinating anyone at all.

When did government officials with no medical or scientific training or any background in virology or immunology get to make these kinds of decisions about people’s lives? Because it’s people’s lives and health they are playing with when they make decisions like this.

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