Umm

I just have to look at the data and as an economist I think three things.

First, and glaringly obviously, this pandemic is not over yet. The risks of further waves because our vaccination programme is so poor is high. I say that because too few are vaccinated, children are not, and as yet none of the first batches of elderly people are scheduled for top-ups, and their immune systems may now be very vulnerable again, most especially if they had Pfizer. If anything, risks are now rising from the failure of the vaccination programme

Isn’t it still true that the UK has the best, finest, most advanced, large country vaccination programme anywhere? Calling Mr. Sowell then: “Compared to what?”

20 thoughts on “Umm”

  1. “and as yet none of the first batches of elderly people are scheduled for top-ups”

    Jesus H Christ.

  2. We shouldn’t need top-ups for at least eighteen months, probably far longer but there isn’t data on periods longer than that yet.
    More of the elderly will die of old age/related conditions before they are due a top-up than will die of covid-19.

  3. because our vaccination programme is so poor

    That is just wishful thinking on his part. Even those of us that consider the vaccines a medical solution to a political problem (ie, how do the politicians unwind the fearmongering and propaganda without getting acquainted with lamp posts and piano wire) would be hard pressed to consider the programme itself anything less than a spectacular success.

  4. And on current figures, the mRNA vaccines are more dangerous to the younger cohort than is COVID itself. That makes it totally unethical and a form of murder to press to vaccinate those people.

  5. I didn’t bother to read beyond the title of this post

    Covid 19 is not like flu, not least because flu hardly kills anyone in the UK

    There is no point in reading further unless you are doing a study of idiocy. Why is he so scared of a disease he has had 2 or 3 times already? No doubt PSR is there to feed his delusions

  6. Covid 19 is not like flu, not least because flu hardly kills anyone in the UK

    Possible thought process:

    1. ‘flu generally kills the elderly
    2. The elderly are more likely to vote tory and Leave
    3. Therefore: Covid 19 is not like flu, not least because flu hardly kills anyone that matters in the UK

  7. @BiW… It’s the other way round… ‘Flu kills all ages, admittedly more old and infirm than young, but nothing like the “age-discrimination” of Covid.

  8. Baron, I wasn’t claiming to be accurate – just suggesting a possible LHTD train of thought!

  9. RichardT

    “as an economist I think”

    That’s two false claims already

    It’s even worse: “As an economist (not), I’m going to talk bollocks about immunology.”

    Come on Murphy, own up, you hacked his account?

  10. Ok… So you vaccinate even kids against the WuFlu… “To Protect The Elderly”..

    That leaves all the other diseases the little snotballs happily spread to all and sundry they hug and cuddle, including Gran..
    What’s next from the posterior sphincter of faux-professore? Tell Gran she can’t see her (great)grandkids because of the stress it puts on the Hallowed NHS the risk to her health? That’ll go down a treat….

  11. I see Roger Melie from viz has appeared on the thread to take the piss.. Murphy as ever is clueless

  12. As a beer drinker, I just have to look at this and think three things.
    First wtf?! Second, does he think of the number of things in advance, and then write down the number, or does he edit the first sentence after writing the absurdities? Third, wt absolute f is he talking about here… does he have some data that shows the exact opposite to the rest of us? Is he looking at it upside down? Blast… that’s 4 things.

  13. as an economist

    You aren’t

    our vaccination programme is so poor

    Absurd. If Labour were in power you would be crowing to the skies about how good it is

    children are not

    So what? Hardly any of them will get ill enough to be a problem, and if most adults are vaccinated they won’t spread it either

    none of the first batches of elderly people are scheduled for top-ups

    Three months after most have received their second jab? Is this c*nt on crack?

    risks are now rising from the failure of the vaccination programme

    Demonstrate how it has ‘failed’.

  14. If Labour were in power they would still be convening committees to decide on how best to roll out their world beating vaccination programme without inconveniencing the sainted NHS “front line workers”.

  15. I see that he thinks that George Galloway is far right today. If only he would move to Scotland

  16. Diogenes

    I liked his comment:

    ‘The last pint is key’

    A sentiment I can say I had in common with him…

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