Covid-19: GPs to get £12.58 per dose to deliver vaccine from DecemberBMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4354 (Published 10 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4354
All rapid responses
1. If, only if, I knew that I was a likely future victim of the virus, I would offer my deltoid to the needle master.
2. No one has yet determined who in the population of the UK is susceptible to the virus. And if susceptible, what is the minimum number of the RNA particles required to produce clinical illness.
3. Are there co-factors that might tip the human recipient into an ill person?
4. Are previous encounters with other Corona viruses likely to have produced, partial, immunity to Covid 19?
5. They talk about chronological age as a risk factor.
Are you sure that merely because you are 90, you are more likely to die of Covid, than if you were 85?
6. According to news reports, the Pfizer vaccine is 90 percent effective.
But what does it mean? How many days or weeks, or months, will the immunity last?
7. Our Prime Minister is not very excited. Odd. Is it because his Oxford has been beaten in the race (by Germans and Americans)?
Science is more important than the nationality of the scientist.
8. Am I alone, amongst public health physicians (working or retired) in the UK to question the speed with which the Covid 19 vaccines are being brought to the point of use?
Competing interests: Might be caught by the virus, or by the misdeeds of the Govt.
As a patient I have concerns over the safety of this Pfizer vaccine. It seems to me they are rushing it a bit without any public consultation or scrutinising the trial results.
A news report said it takes 15-20 years to develop, test and approve a vaccine for use, not 18 months.
What happens if folk get ill long term after having it?
Competing interests: No competing interests