This semi-torpid, nearly useless Government of ours has made some smart decisions; as well, as completing some fairly stupid ones. Completing Brexit, despite caving in to the EU in many areas, was a smart one. We are, finally rid of the Brussels dictatorial bureaucracy, and now we only have to rid ourselves of our home-grown Civil Service petty dictators who peer out from behind their well-funded pension-pot life, to tell us what we must do.
Another of the very few ‘smart’ decisions was to accept certain priorities when the Covid Vaccine roll-out was being formalised. Those priorities being :-
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over, frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health problems.
And so on down the age ranges.
I state ‘smart’ because this virus has proven to be deadlier as age progresses, so to target the eldest (care home residents, over 80’s) first seems fairly logical to me.
And then the pleading commences.
The special circumstances where seemingly the virus attacks and kills Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups because of ‘cultural’, lifestyle and work characteristics have been droning in the background for some months.
Then came a call for all teachers to be given priority, because all the kids are rolling in bacteria, and share them generously during school hours.
Then our own version of ‘Annie get your gun’ arrives with Met Commissioner Cressida Dick calling for all the Met. Police to get early jabs because they’re ‘all out on the front line’; Which of course they are, arresting two black people for ‘driving whilst black’; scouring Twitter feeds for ‘incorrect and ‘Hate’ speech’ and other terrorist-related crimes: stuff like that.
Then the ‘Disabled’ mob gets all shirty, saying that they’ve been ‘abandoned’ and they are 11 times more likely to die.
Then the woeful calls echo for all prisoners (and, as an afterthought, staff) to be given virus jabs, because we’ve been really nasty to them inmates, depriving them of their liberty so they cannot rape / rob / attack / defraud the public, and we should be ashamed of ourselves!
The only ‘Special Interest’ grouping that hasn’t been heard from, and (purely incidentally) the only group which I would personally love to read and enjoy; are the Muslim Nutcases Unlimited. But maybe they believe they are invulnerable anyway, and so don’t have to worry about a loss of taste; not that many of them have much to begin with.