shpalman wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:23 pm
A 45-minute drive is usually a lot further than 45 minutes of public transport* and this is taking the piss if driving for 5 miles for exercise has been considered against the rules.
This government don't do consistent.
Which is a problem in a pandemic. Inconsitent rules that make no sense is why people say f.ck it and break them.
Initial reaction: WTF? It's stupid to get everybody to travel to central locations when you've got a network of hospitals/GPs much closer to everybody, even stupider to send letters out and ask people to call to make appointments, and I'm fully expecting co-ordinating things at scale will go as well as booking testing at the drive-thru test centres did. (Is this another Deloitte job? Is it them or the gov that is allergic to working with the public health assets we already have that are distributed across the country?)
Slightly more considered reaction: I think people can still opt for their local GPs if they can't get to the centres, so they might have to wait a little longer, but if they're almost sheilding like my parents are I guess that a few weeks should be ok. And perhaps the refrigeration issues mean it'll go faster to bring people to the vaccine rather than vaccine to the people. And when we move to vaccinating the 'everybody else' 20 to 50 year old group, mass vaccination centres in London, Birmingham, Manchester etc is probably just what we need and opening them now gives them time to sort out teething problems.
People in their 70s & 80s maybe not the best guinea pigs though.