It’s still a bit sad when one of the former quality newspapers plays along with the same attempt to dupe the people. In the Guardian today:
England and Wales have said they have met the government’s target of offering a coronavirus vaccine to the top four priority groups by 15 February amid growing warnings that the supply of vaccines would be cut for the next fortnight. Achieving the milestone means that vaccinators have been told they can now invite people aged 65 to 69 in both nations to come forward, with Scotland expected shortly to follow suit.
What sort of fools do they think we are? What value is a target based on sending an invitation as opposed to one of actually vaccinating people? No value at all of course. We’ve heard the calls for over 70s in England to come forward. I suspect they won’t be hitting those targets in terms of real jags any week soon, if ever.
Scotland expected to follow suit? Really? Two days ago the First Minister told us:
At least 97% of over 80 year olds living in the community have also had a first dose. And so too have 87% of 75 to 79 year olds in the community, and 54% of 70 to 74 year olds.
She made no promise with regard to the 65-69 year olds. I had mine yesterday (69.75) and most in that group whom I know have had theirs but the notion that others can be counted as soon as they get a letter would have us all scoffing.