FIRSTJAB

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13 Jan 2021 21:10 pm:

Don't think it was a shortened approval process Lucifer. The UK took a very clever approach and were reviewing data throughout the phase 3 trial rather than waiting for it to be completed.
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Re: FIRSTJAB

14 Jan 2021 09:46 am:

Luci only does criticism/knock the authorities Steckers.....

Being vaccinated t'row !!
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14 Jan 2021 10:53 am:

It's starting to look like, after all the previous cock ups, the vaccination programme is actually going to work well. I read somewhere that there are already 24 million doses in the country, if so, that's already enough to hit that first target for 15th February. We'll see.
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14 Jan 2021 12:21 pm:

steckers wrote:Don't think it was a shortened approval process Lucifer. The UK took a very clever approach and were reviewing data throughout the phase 3 trial rather than waiting for it to be completed.


Steckers, you're right about the rolling review of data, however the MHRA only gave temporary authorisation because they relied to a large extent on the manufacturer's own analysis and evaluation of their data rather than go through the long process of doing the number crunching for themselves. It was temporary because the MHRA were insufficiently confident that there was no variation between each batch of vaccine produced and this is why there has been a bit of hold up in the vaccines getting through to the practitioners as each batch has had to undergo a separate testing process.
There is no reason why the manufacturer's data analysis should be wrong provided they themselves aren't by-passing/rushing through certain stages of the testing process. If they haven't been then what the approval authorities are doing is largely a duplication of the work of the manufacturers. Unfortunately, as we saw with the Boeing 737 Max, reliance on manufacturer's analysis can have dire consequences. So there is an element of risk in what we did, but hopefully a small one.
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Re: FIRSTJAB

14 Jan 2021 12:23 pm:

Gloucester Mute wrote:Luci only does criticism/knock the authorities Steckers.....

Being vaccinated t'row !!


Good luck, watch out for that second nose! :D
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14 Jan 2021 23:39 pm:

[quote="Lewi7"]Some EU countries wanted to get on with it, but the EU forbade them from doing so. The EU haven't a fast process, nor have they bought enough vaccine, or equipment or people to administer it to the levels needed. On this front the UK, out of the EU is able to move forward at great pace.

That's not true though is it?
".....the crowing of the health secretary, Matt Hancock, who claimed the fast approval as a Brexit triumph. He had to backtrack. The MHRA’s chief executive, June Raine, pointed out that the agency had simply taken advantage of a provision that any country in Europe could use, to fast-track approval in a pandemic".

Therefore, the idea that being out of the EU meant GB could speed up the process, was proven to be nonsense quite a while ago.
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15 Jan 2021 08:07 am:

The actual doesnt really backup the theory though does it?
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Re: FIRSTJAB

15 Jan 2021 19:50 pm:

steckers wrote:The actual doesnt really backup the theory though does it?

We'll done on intentionally missing the point of my post.
Any comment on the cost per unit of vaccine paid by the government, in comparison to the EU?
It's becoming more apparent daily that supporters of Johnson and his ilk, are resorting to arguments as dead as the seafood left on the docks up and down the "nation".
Really, have the Covidiots not done enough harm now?
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15 Jan 2021 20:42 pm:

I wasn't really looking for a brexit debate. Just saying that, for whatever reason, the UK are making much more progress. Personally, I don't care about the costs.
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16 Jan 2021 00:39 am:

Indeed it’s nothing to do with Brexit either way. We are ahead of the curve in immunising the population which is ahead of the curve in infections. This is not political, it’s factual.
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