Coronavirus (2021) thread

roubaixtuesday

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Bolton mentioned on the Today programme as a cluster of the India variant. I don't have any more details.

Doesn't necessarily mean anything bad - if associated with travel or an outbreak in a specific setting (workplace, place of worship, etc) - only really concerning if growing in the wider community due to transmission advantage or immune escape.
 

True_Blue69

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I'm 40 and booking was only opened last week for me, got in next Weds. It's not for the want of trying why the 40-50 year olds aren't yet vaccinated. Wonder if I will be offered a different one than AZ based on this mornings news as I am right on the threshold.
 

Manc in London

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well there may be something in that, but the MHRA has also advised it on health grounds, due to the very low IFR in young 'uns and the higher chance of blood clots (still low), so i guess it's partly that. 40s to 50s still need to get their arses in gear re vaccine take up as well. Up to May 2nd;

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I know that not all ages have been offered the jab but the first thing I thought, which cannot be proven by the data, is that % of uptake (first jab) tends to be higher among those who are less likely to use social media ;)

More likely, percentage of take up is higher among those most at risk.
 

Manc in London

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I'm 40 and booking was only opened last week for me, got in next Weds. It's not for the want of trying why the 40-50 year olds aren't yet vaccinated. Wonder if I will be offered a different one than AZ based on this mornings news as I am right on the threshold.

The vaccines are equally effective. It will not matter which one.

My own (irrational) thoughts were that I was happier to have the AZ jab as it is a more traditional form of vaccine. mRNA is new and long term impact of using such a technology is less well known. Like I said, that may be purely irrational.
 

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