Vaccinating children – a middle road between the scare stories

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There’s a strong possibility that the Government, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officers will decide to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to 12-15 year olds. Given that the JCVI have advised not to offer the vaccine on the basis of individual health benefit v risk calculations, this means that if you are a parent,… Continue reading Vaccinating children – a middle road between the scare stories

The next big ethical COVID decision -vaccinating children

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The Government and JVCI are currently wrestling with the question about where to go next with our COVID-19 vaccination programme.  The jabs have been offered to all over 18s with close to a 90% take-up and in the summer this was extended to 16-18 year olds.  As of the 1st September 2021 88.5% of the… Continue reading The next big ethical COVID decision -vaccinating children

COVID – update and thoughts as we look towards autumn and winter

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As we move towards September and out of the summer holidays, we want to start looking forward and thinking about the implications of what comes next in terms of COVID.  The other day I mentioned that the UK figures were being confused a little by what we are seeing in England and what we are… Continue reading COVID – update and thoughts as we look towards autumn and winter

Why it is important that we help vaccinate the world

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The UK’s efforts in delivering the COVID-19 vaccinations has been phenomenal. We now have over 50% of the population fully vaccinated and a further 25% have received one jab. This along with those not yet vaccinated who have had a dose of the virus means we should be moving towards herd immunity. However, there are… Continue reading Why it is important that we help vaccinate the world

COVID-19: What we need to know about a possible third wave

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We are currently hearing a lot of speculation about a possible third wave of COVID-19 and why this means we must be cautious about how we come out of lockdown. It has been suggested that if a third wave hits then this could lead to a return to previous restrictions and a longer period of… Continue reading COVID-19: What we need to know about a possible third wave

How do we avoid future lockdowns?

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Despite the roll out of the vaccine and the gradual easing of lockdown, there’s still a lot of pessimism in the air. Consistently we hear talk about the potential for COVID-19 infections to rise again and further deaths. Whilst the Government are adamant that there is no reason for us to see a reverse of… Continue reading How do we avoid future lockdowns?