Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 14

The third volume of the Covid journal is filling up …

I added a couple of postcards which made me smile. πŸ™‚ (I’ve done a lot of lolling on the bed with Netflix on my laptop and Tilly next to me for company.) More stories about the EU’s response to the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.

The Brainy Boy and The Colombian were called at short notice for their first dose of the vaccine. πŸ™‚ Half of the UK adult population have received their first dose of a vaccine. Overseas travel is not allowed until the end of July at the earliest. We had a grim total number of Covid deaths as we reached the anniversary of a year in lockdown and/or restrictions.

The president of the European Commission went on record to urge EU leaders to support regulations to hit Britain with blockades. WTAF?? (Excuse my profanity.) The UK suspended the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine on anyone under the age of 30. The Moderna vaccine began to be rolled out. The UK is on track for all adults to have received a first dose b y the end of July. πŸ™‚


6 thoughts on “Covid-19 | The Journal, Part 14

  1. Vol 3 for COVID! I chuckled at your postcard of the lady in bed with laptop – a picture is worth a 1000 words.

    I think I used stronger language regarding the EU’s tariffs plan – that is definitely not playing well with others. The AstraZeneca vaccine in Canada is being used for only those over 55 years of age (because of potential blood clots) & mostly at the drugstore (chemist) locations (because it does not require the deep freeze). Pfizer & Moderna are the ones mostly used at the mass vaccine clinics, which can provided the deep freeze conditions. But still our vaccine roll out is going slower than most of the world – we are #55! Now that Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine also seems to be of concern for blood clots, I fear things will slow ever more. Also Canada is waiting 16 weeks between first & second jabs. These are definitely WTF moments.

    But on the happy note, our region is now registering those age 16-50 yrs who want to book a vaccine appointment.

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    1. I saw the latest concerns about J&J, which is a shame because the single shot could have been a game changer for the vaccine program.
      16 weeks between doses? I’ve not heard that. Do you have an appointment yet?

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      1. I’m registered for an appt. We have this crazy program, you register, which indicates you want a vaccine, then they contact you when a vaccine is ready in your “grouping”. We also registered for the last minute club … at the end of the day anyone that didn’t show up for a scheduled appt, so as not to waste, they offer that vaccine to anyone who can get to the clinic within a 15-20 minute window. Fingers crossed!

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      2. The Brainy Boy and The Colombian received their first doses as part of the last minute club – fingers crossed for you. πŸ™‚

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  2. That’s quite a lot added to Volume 3 (!!). The death totals are so hard to read. We’ve had over 50,000 just here in Texas. 😦

    The vaccines are still rolling out here, although there are many who aren’t planning to take it. We’ve both had our 1st & 2nd doses of Moderna now. It was all set up so that we got the 2nd dose 28 days after the first. My parents got the Pfizer, so they only had a 21 day wait & have now both had 2 doses as well. Anyone over 18 is now eligible to sign up for a vaccine in most states.

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