They have approved the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the over 70s here in Ireland.
If I have to have a jab, that would be my preference; I just don’t trust the mRNA ones. There has been a story or two about the AZ causing blood clots but that doesn’t bother me – I’m on such a stiff regime of blood thinners that my blood virtually evaporates if I cut myself.
So it was goodish news about the AZ.
But then of course there has to be a problem. Isn’t there always?
GPs are now reluctant to give the AZ to the over 70s. Is there a medical reason for this? No. Is there an ethical reason for this? No. They are reluctant because it might cause confusion.
When I read this I confess I was confused. Doctors are worried that the use of three vaccines instead of two might confuse them? They spend their time poking needles into us for various reasons so that thought of their being confused at an extra vaccine was a little worrying. But reading further I find it isn’t the GPs who are confused – it’s the over 70s.
Family doctors have urged caution before any significant restructuring of the Covid-19 vaccination programme for the over-70s, saying it could risk confusion among older people.
So there you have it. I am over 70. I am therefore senile and heading well into dementia. I cannot understand the differences between vaccines and introducing an new one would confuse the hell out of me. Here I am, sitting in my armchair with a rug on my lap, staring into space with spit drooling out of a slack mouth, waiting for the nice man with the white coat to give me a little injection. The moment I passed 70 my mental faculties died the death leaving me in a world of confusion. Please don’t give me any choices as they only addle what’s left of my brain. Keep it simple for the stupid.
On a side note there was a brief news item yesterday that quickly died the death [as it were].
So the residents of the nursing home were all given the Jab.
A week later 25 of them tested positive for the Virus. Nine died.
Then they tell us that the Jab is really no use until after the second dose.
So you get your second dose and can relax. You’re safe? No.
“It takes seven days after the second dose for it work. There is a chance you might still get Covid-19, even if you have the vaccine.”
So what’s the fucking point?