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Switzerland criticised for not rolling out vaccines fast enough

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GagaJo Mon 04-Jan-21 15:41:05

Not just the UK and US that get flack for their handling of the virus.

“Switzerland has been playing too tactically and has only ordered from potential manufacturers a *of the vaccine it really needs,” declared former vice-director of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) Andreas Faller in the SonntagsZeitung newspaper on January 3.

“Switzerland should have taken a certain risk by ordering a sufficient quantity from each manufacturer for the entire population. People are dying, the economy is damaged, every minute is precious. It is incomprehensible that the FOPH was so hesitant in purchasing the vaccine.”

Ilovecheese Mon 04-Jan-21 15:43:12

I think that is the one thing that our Govt. got right, ordering different vaccines.

PamelaJ1 Mon 04-Jan-21 15:53:02

I think that every country will be deemed to have got it wrong.
I am thankful that I haven’t had to make the decisions on behalf of any nation.

MaizieD Mon 04-Jan-21 15:57:17


I think that is the one thing that our Govt. got right, ordering different vaccines.

Fine as long as they don't try to make us have mixed dosages. They're so casual about the nation's health that they really scare.

I'm wondering why you started this thread, GagaJo?

Is it 'bash all our European neighbours' week?

MaizieD Mon 04-Jan-21 15:57:45

'...they really scare me..

GagaJo Mon 04-Jan-21 16:17:23

Just making the point really that it isn't just the UK getting criticised.

Switzerland isn't my neighbour, btw. I live here.

biba70 Mon 04-Jan-21 17:08:28

France too. But there is only one country that is planning on going totally against manufacturers instructions- and that truly scares me. Many friends have been vaccinated already, one of them 65 years old due to the medication she takes. All very efficient so far, with specialist centres set up.

However, two wrongs never make a right. And mixing vaxs and extending gap between doses is truly wrong.

Jaxjacky Mon 04-Jan-21 17:27:16

biba70 the head of public health England has said vaccines will not be mixed, this was a report in The NY times, which they have been asked to retract.

GrannyGravy13 Mon 04-Jan-21 17:36:26

Unfortunately incorrect news articles travel faster and wider than the factual apology/withdrawal of the original piece.

MaizieD Mon 04-Jan-21 18:31:17

Well, between you and GagaJo, GG13, I'm well confused. Stories about failures of European on the vaccine front countries are usually triumphalist Brexit crowing. But I can't attribute that motive to GagaJo.

OTOH GG13 appears to be robustly defending Switzerland.. implying that the story posted by the OP is incorrect, so 'incorrect' that it needs to be apologised for..

What is going on? Is this a private fight or can anyone join in? grin

biba70 Mon 04-Jan-21 18:34:15

Well huge controversy on the subject in France Maizie, as you well know.

NO other country is planning to administer any vaccine not following strict scientific protocol as determined by the researchers/manufacturers. NONE:

Jaxjacky Mon 04-Jan-21 18:35:07

MaizieD I think GG13 was referring to my post?

GagaJo Mon 04-Jan-21 18:56:11

Am I in a fight? I hadn't noticed.

lemongrove Mon 04-Jan-21 19:01:39

Hats off to GagaJo for the thread, showing that there are many problems and critics of governments in other countries,....MaizieD you only appear to enjoy UK bashing it would seem.🤔

GrannyGravy13 Mon 04-Jan-21 19:03:45

Yes I was Jaxjacky apologies for not making that clear.

MaizieD Mon 04-Jan-21 19:48:40


Yes I was Jaxjacky apologies for not making that clear.

Thank you. That makes it totally understandable grin

MaizieD Mon 04-Jan-21 19:50:39

MaizieD you only appear to enjoy UK bashing it would seem.🤔

I like to stick to what I know about first hand, lemon. grin

biba70 Mon 04-Jan-21 19:59:22

There is absolutely nothing wrong with discussing the issues that any country has- and yes, gaga is right that other countries are finding current Covid issues difficult. That is not 'bashing' at all.

Fact is, no other country is considering administering vaccine not followign strict protocol as per manufacturer/research.

lemongrove Mon 04-Jan-21 20:03:52

As long as you’re enjoying yourself MaizieD hmm

biba70 Mon 04-Jan-21 20:04:51

yes, enjoying the chat, wonderful.

biba70 Mon 04-Jan-21 20:05:30

just shoo, lemon

lemongrove Mon 04-Jan-21 20:08:09

What in earth is the matter with you tonight biba ? Are you quite alright?

biba70 Mon 04-Jan-21 20:10:15

no no, this is exactly what I was told on the other thread, so fair enough, no?

lemongrove Mon 04-Jan-21 20:12:24

You were not told anything by me biba ....why continue this childish behavour across various threads.

biba70 Mon 04-Jan-21 20:16:32

didn't say it was you. Why did you not pick up on the childish and pathetic comment when it was first made by someone else 'And if you don’t want to chat, shoo.'...

it is childish, pathetic, worse even. So leave you to it. Hypocrisy of the worst kind.