Returning to work will make the situation much worse
The UK, has begun a vaccination campaign for the general public, but now facing supply problems creating much concern for people, especially the Scots. They believe that Boris Johnson is not fair in distributing the Covid-19 vaccine in different parts of the UK, and this has led to the spread of the virus in Scotland.
Health experts have warned of the re-opening of various businesses too soon, saying that this will lead to the fast spread of the virus in the country and the situation will get out of control. A UK Government scientific adviser has suggested that it might be too dangerous to re-open pubs and restaurants in England “earlier than May”.
Boris Johnson is unable to provide the vaccine
The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, went into people’s arms, but they are now struggling to get a second dose from the government, who has announced that this may be delayed for months. This has raised concerns among the Scots. Scientists and doctors believe that receiving the first dose does not provide complete immunity against the coronavirus, and therefore, the second dose should be given 21 days after the first dose; but now, the UK has decided to delay the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine for several months.
The UK’s four chief medical officers agreed that patients and health staff who had expected to be fully inoculated within a month would face delays of 12 weeks so that more people can receive their first jab. Doctors and health professionals want a shorter gap between the first dose and the second dose as injecting it with a long gap in-between will reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine and not protect against the virus.
The British Government’s move provoked protests from the Scots. They believe that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not done justice in distributing the vaccine and intends to allocate the Scottish quota to other parts of the country. The Scots have stated that their vaccine quota should not be allocated to other parts of the UK while they themselves still need far more vaccines.
The vaccine allocated to Scotland is not given to other parts of the UK
Scotland’s vaccine supplies are not being diverted back to England to ramp up the slower vaccination rates in parts of the south, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
The issue came after the Boris Johnson government announced plans to delay the distribution of the vaccine to Scots, and it could even last for months. As a result, Scottish officials have expressed concern about Boris Johnson’s wrong decision and have said they are unwilling to provide the government with resources to use them in other parts of the UK where the virus is spreading faster.
They also want Boris Johnson to prepare a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine as soon as possible and make it available to Scotland as soon as possible. This issue is currently the subject of a dispute between Boris Johnson and the Scottish authorities, putting the lives of Scots at risk of spreading the virus as soon as possible.
The new variant of coronavirus is more deadly
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that a new coronavirus variant detected in the UK is likely to be deadlier than the previous type, as the death toll from the virus is rising. It has now grown to 100,000. This has raised concerns about the effectiveness of vaccination among the people and has revealed to everyone the incompetence of the Johnson Government in the fight against the pandemic.
In a letter to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England, Chris Whitty, the British Medical Association wrote that leaving a 12-week interval between the two doses of the Pfizer vaccine went against World Health Organization guidance.
It urged the government to reduce the gap between the Pfizer doses to a maximum of six weeks. The makers of the vaccine, Pfizer and BioNTech, have warned that they have no evidence their vaccine would continue to be protective if the second dose is given more than three weeks apart from the first. Leaving a 12-week gap will allow the vaccine programme to proceed more quickly.
Due to the inability of the UK Government to provide the vaccine for people who have registered for a second dose, it intends to replace it with another brand of vaccine. Doctors and health consultants are sceptical about the effectiveness of such a measure, believing that injecting two types of vaccines from different companies will most likely not be effective and will not protect people against the virus.
Due to the delay in delivering the vaccine to Scotland, people in this region are now faced with the problem of receiving a second dose of the vaccine. Experts warn that if the second dose of the vaccine is missed, Scotland will face a humanitarian catastrophe and the death toll will skyrocket. In recent months, following the UK’s secession from the EU, the Scots, who from the beginning opposed Brexit, have decided to hold a new referendum to leave the UK and rejoin the EU.
This has angered the British Government and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Boris Johnson believes that given the referendum on Scotland’s independence from the UK was held once in 2014 and was voted against, there should only be one referendum in each generation and another one should not be held.
On the other hand, the Scots believe that the situation is different now, given that the UK has left the EU, and that the Scottish people should be asked again about leaving the UK and rejoining the EU. Some believe that this has angered Boris Johnson, and this is why problems have risen in vaccinating the Scots namely that is trying to neglect and create problems in vaccinating the people of this area to punish them and dissuade them from deciding to become independent.