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The best vaccine news we could hope for

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Alegrias2 Mon 09-Nov-20 12:52:07

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54873105

BlueSky Mon 09-Nov-20 13:07:43

Sounds really hopeful, fingers crossed!

tanith Mon 09-Nov-20 13:08:38

I feel like a good weep fingers crossed

henetha Mon 09-Nov-20 13:11:18

Light at the end of the tunnel smile

Whitewavemark2 Mon 09-Nov-20 13:11:40

What a lovely week this is turning out to be!

With luck it will pass all the safety tests and off we go.

Be able to plan again, all the lovely stuff we have not been able to do.

Franbern Mon 09-Nov-20 13:12:45

Hopefully, just the start with others coming into being. As there is, at present, no knowledge as to how long the immunity lasts, it could well become, like the 'flu' jab, something that need doing annually.
For a long time I was a little pessimistic about getting a vaccine before about 2025, but am now more optimistic about this.
With vaccines, hopefully our lives can slowly start to return to the 'old normal'.
Okay.......I am now waiting for all those coming on to say they would not risk taking this, etc. etc. etc.

Puzzler61 Mon 09-Nov-20 13:17:18

The week has a very positive feel for me - a new US President and vaccines for Covid just around the corner.
It’s a tonic that was much needed.
It would be no hardship to get a Covid jab once a year as we do with the flu jab.
If it brings back a more normal way of life most people will be persuaded to go for it I think.

Whitewavemark2 Mon 09-Nov-20 13:19:54

😄😄😄

“That sound you can hear is the government preparing to give £300bn to roll out the vaccine to a company that makes hats run by someone who doesn't even know what a vaccine is but is married to a Tory MP.“

FarNorth Mon 09-Nov-20 13:22:20

I'm a little worried about the plan to give vaccine first to those deemed most vulnerable.
I do very much hope that it is proved to be effective, tho.

FarNorth Mon 09-Nov-20 13:23:58

WWM2 I missed that bit in the BBC report. :-)

Lucca Mon 09-Nov-20 13:25:30

Far north why are you worried about that ? Are you concerned about possible side effects ?

Vickysponge Mon 09-Nov-20 13:29:03

Great news bring it on!!

Armynanny Mon 09-Nov-20 13:30:39

Great news. I knew they would make one as there are some very clever people out there. I’ve also been reminding myself when I’ve been down due to the situation that nothing lasts forever.

Whitewavemark2 Mon 09-Nov-20 13:34:07

I think the EU said that they would be prepared to make the vaccine available to the UK, which is good news.

Charleygirl5 Mon 09-Nov-20 13:48:31

Franbern I am interested- I just would not be first in the queue.

Kate1949 Mon 09-Nov-20 13:59:37

It's given us hope. We need hope.

Lucca Mon 09-Nov-20 14:02:03

Well I’d jump at it !

Teetime Mon 09-Nov-20 14:45:36

BBC lunchtime news said that we had already bought £400 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine ( 2 doses are needed per person) and this is only one of the companies working on the vaccine. There are a number of others including our own Oxford based lab. I think its great news hopefully they are starting with front line health workers before the New Year and then the vulnerable which includes DH and DD1 so I am happy bunny today.

Grannybags Mon 09-Nov-20 14:48:12

Lucca

Well I’d jump at it !

Me too!

Calendargirl Mon 09-Nov-20 15:19:14

I thought it was 40 million doses, 10 million by end of year, then a further 30 million later?

Fennel Mon 09-Nov-20 15:38:32

We heard about it on the 1 o'clock news, Radio 4. It sounds really hopeful and cheered us both up. We would both gladly try it, if it's offered.

NotTooOld Mon 09-Nov-20 16:15:43

It's brilliant news. Even better than hearing that the Orange One has been defeated (even if he says he hasn't). It's absolutely fabulous. Boris is on TV at 5pm with Jonathan Van Tamm and a brigadier. The brigadier is presumably going to tell us how the army will organise the vaccinations. Now all we need to hear is that we have a good agreement with the EU and this will really be a week to remember.

Elegran Mon 09-Nov-20 17:10:39

Boris on TV now. The chap doing the signing for the deaf looks like a Mr Bean clone.

suziewoozie Mon 09-Nov-20 17:38:25

Fantastic metaphor of train from JVT.

Puzzler61 Mon 09-Nov-20 17:39:41

Prof Van Tam is on point again 👏
His analogy of the first sightings of a virus vaccine being likened to a train coming into the station (regarding safety) was simple enough for everyone to understand.