Here in the U.K. we had 4 covid deaths yesterday. FOUR!! To put that in context, 20 people a day in the U.K. die of suicide, around 450 a day of cancer and around 1600 a day generally. Lockdown worked, and now the vaccines are working to stop hospitalisation and death. I can’t tell you how annoyed I get when people pontificate that “the vaccines don’t stop transmission” or worse “AZ doesn’t work on the South African variant”. In fact it works very well on the SA variant in terms of serious illness or death. It doesn’t work so well on mild or moderate illness but since when did we shut down the world to prevent mild or moderate illness?
the “wait and see” approach on vaccines in Australia is just baffling. Genuinely interested to see how the narrative changes and how long it takes.
I get furious when people use the variants as an excuse to just keep everything locked. The 'wait and see' approach in Australia will lead them to be pretty much the North Korea of the region. Strangely enough, people don't even seem to care and are happy with this.