MrDominator wrote: ↑Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:12 am
CM11 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:06 am
I'm going to continue to defend the EU looking after their citizens in a manner which acts to save 5 rather than 1.
DAC_ wrote: ↑Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:02 am
Great, so are you going to also stop insinuating we give our vaccines to the EU now?
The UK has arguably led the world in the fight against the virus and I'm sure we will continue to do even more once we have attended to our citizens first.
The UK could get a diplomatic win on this but don't seem to want it (possibly no major upside, dunno).
This is confused. Do you back the EU looking after its citizens? Fair enough - but then the same principle equally applies to the UK looking after its citizens.
Or is it about saving more people? Well, the top 5 total death rates in the world are all outside the EU (USA, Brazil, Mexico, India, UK) so on that basis the EU should be exporting its vaccines to save more human lives
The UK is not in the top 5 current
India never has been.
USA is currently much lower than the EU and have vaccinated to a much higher level.
Mexico is much lower than EU too.
But the point was about vaccinating the vulnerable. I would certainly be in favour of the EU stopping once the elderly and vulnerable were vaccinated and only restarting when the needs of the rest of the world were met.
I've had this attitude from the start, I'm happy to go with the stats for my age and health and risk catching covid as long as I know I'm not going to risk passing it on to someone vulnerable.