Sunday, 28 February 2021

Will You Still Need Me? Will You Bother to Inject Me? When I'm 65?

Thomas Mertens, head of Germany's Standing Committee on Vaccination (Striko) maintains that their advice to Germans has 'somehow gone wrong' ( Unlike the European Medicines Agency, Striko announced that it wasn't recommending the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for people over 65. Mertens now claims that, far from criticising the vaccine, they were only complaining about the lack of 'conclusive data'. He now suggests that they are thinking of advocating the vaccine's use in the over 65s. They might be a bit too late. Only 360000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine have currently been given to people in Germany. Some 1.4 million doses have been delivered. We have a saying in English that 'You create a problem, when you give a dog a bad name'. I suspect that it will be difficult to get the general population in Grmany to enthusiastically take up this vaccine. In a social media-driven world, you have to be careful what you say.

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