Geezee wrote:yomptepi wrote:Geezee wrote:
I've been away, but there is not one part of my outline that is not true, or at least feel free to point out where i was not and I'd be happy to review. The EU DID buy massive amounts of vaccines - more per capita than the UK. And of course that is nothing at all to be proud of for either country/region - they have bought far more than what either needed (~5 doses per person per country). The US/Canada even worse (Canada prepurchased 9 doses per person). And of course, in doing so, they ensure that they shut off access to countries in emerging markets who are not even able to vaccinate the most vulnerable at this stage. We could - and should - have defeated the pandemic by now (converting it into a fully manageable series of minor epidemics with very low hospitalisation/mortality). But the advanced purchase agreements that the UK and Europe pioneered completely skewed the global response. Absolutely nothing to be proud of for any country in the West, and plenty to be very embarrassed about. But the UK took it a step further by also demanding exclusivity, which meant that they created an export ban of any vaccine from the UK. And of course it then all comes down to luck - AZ (as a complete novice to the vaccine market) had a disastrous development programme and supply chain management for its vaccine, and UK/Europe had thrown their eggs in that basket. US had thrown their eggs with Pfizer/Moderna. US got lucky because the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine results are beyond amazing (and very unexpected given the completely unproven mRNA technologieS); Europe got screwed because a) the AZ vaccine, while highly effective, was so badly managed and b) UK shut off its part of the supply chain for the AZ vaccine (while Europe still exported to the UK as it is meant to be an integrated and inter-dependent supply chain). Europe then switched over to Pfizer/Moderna/JnJ, UK is still largely sticking with AZ and its incredible spaced-out dosing trial.
By all accounts, the UK and Europe will reach herd immunity at around the same time around this summer. Yes, some countries in Europe are at the moment experiencing higher infection rates - but that is only the delayed epidemics that the UK kicked off with at the beginning of the year. If the UK's third wave had started a bit later, it would be just as bad. The UK still has the most disastrous outcomes of the pandemic, both from a health and economic perspective, across these 15 months. Again, plenty of factors go into that, but this sudden "pride" that the UK got this part right is astonishing and highly misrepresented in the UK.
Where do you get your information from? Honestly I despair. I suggest you apply for a job in the hyper bureaucratic, hyper bullshit Eu parliament, where I am sure they will appreciate your commitment to dishonestly representing facts. You live in a dream world.
I work for the company and lead the division that provides the UK's government's core COVID19 vaccination data.
Game , set and match.
He is the one.