When this started and particularly when Leicester became the first place put in Level 3 lockdown, our local Labour council sent out yah-boo-sucks updates that stopped just short of saying the Conservative government was deliberately getting at them. The most recent, following the new Level 5 lockdown, is chastened, factual and completely without doublespeak.Skyquake87 wrote: ↑Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:46 pmProblem we've got in this country is that trust in politicians is at an all-time low. That and our governments continued insistence of running everything centrally in London (and, for the last 30 years or more, placing more emphasis on the well being of everyone inside the M25), instead of allowing local authorities some autonomy.
Considering that, plus the other little things our local councillors are up to (and the ongoing alleged harassment case against a Communist London MP who, simultaneously, sits unelected on our local council), my trust in them is far, far lower than my trust in Parliament.
As you know, every year, an influenza vaccine is prepared based on the highest probability of virus type(s) on the go, but comes with the caveat that the scientists don’t always get it right. The Covid-19 vaccine currently being circulated has, I have no doubt, been prepared for the first iteration, but we are now seeing a second and there will, inevitably, be more... And the influenza vaccine does not prevent spreading, only a reduction in symptoms/morbidity.