COMPARE: The different strategies used in Europe to vaccinate against Covid-19
There are big differences in the strategies and organisation used by countries around Europe to vaccinate their populations against Covid-19. Here's a run down that allows you to compare the vaccination policies in place in several European countries.
Published: 15 April 2021 17:03 CEST
Firefighters prepare to vaccinate members of the public at a fire station transformed into a temporary vaccination centre, in Vailhauques, near Montpellier (France). Photo: Pascal GUYOT/AFP
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Why no comparison with Großbritannien? Who writes this? The ADAC?
No comparison with Britain because UK is doing so well . It”s easier to pretend that UK is irrelevant because it has left EU
Because The Local doesn’t cover UK?
I mean, it doesn’t take a genius to realise that the list of the countries in this article and the list of the countries The Local has editions for are the same.
The UK has achieved herd immunity and has a national average new daily cases per 100,000 of less than 30. Life is returning to normal whereas the muppets accountable for the debacle in Germany bicker about curfews and school closures once again. Give me a break. I used to be proud to live in Germany. Now it’s simply embarrassing and not to mention a very poor quality of life.
UK is nowhere near herd immunity unfortunately – that will require at least 70-80% of population to be fully vaccinated. Current low numbers are still mostly due to a lockdown.
Herd immunity is achieved by combined vaccinations and COVID cases so G.B is over 70%.
Even if you consider 48.6% of population that got at least one shot of any vaccine and add 6.3% of population who had COVID – you won’t get 70% needed.
Then you need to account that only 12.7% of people are fully vaccinated – and also that the majority of population is given AstraZeneca vaccine which requires both shots for decent level of protection.
Then there’s a fact that a large chunk of 6.3% already lost their natural immunity, and also that they are eligible for a vaccine too.
Basically UK is doing way better than anywhere else in Europe, but UK isn’t at the finish line yet.
Oh. And I thought The Local was written for Brits abroad too. It really did take a genius to put me straight on that.
And Im still left wondering if any ex-ADAC staff took jobs with The Local. Just foolish frippery, Im sure.
I thought it was quite clearly stated at the beginning of the article that the information comes from the various versions of the Local in 9 countries.
What I don’t understand is the sudden competitiveness of the letter writers wishing to compare the vaccination roll out in these countries to that in the UK. If people think that the UK is doing such a good job and is so much better than what is on offer in the EU countries I assume they are living in, why are they torturing themselves by staying on this side of the Channel?
What I found interesting in this article is that 1. no matter how countries started out, in the end they all used a combination of large-scale vaccination centres and locally organised gp and pharmacies, and 2. all have vaccinated around 17% of the population at the moment; this is due to the availability of the vaccines, most probably.