Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
So, according to the New York Times Britain is yet again going off on another crazy wild stab into the dark by trying to get as many people vaccinated as possible by only giving one dose out and then giving the booster in about 12 weeks. I have no idea who is right or wrong or if there is a right or wrong or perhaps it is nuanced? It was noticeable the air of disappointment in the New York Times’ reporting when the latest variant of the Covid virus, the main reason I’m sitting here in Tier 4, is not, infact, a British variant but rather a variant first disclosed by the British authorities. The cause of this disappointment is the fact that someone in a small town in Colorado has been diagnosed with the new variant. He apparently hasn’t traveled too far and not, to the best of his knowledge, been in contact with anyone who has.
Now before we all explode into a wave of jingoism it is worth remembering that few people in Britain, myself included, can understand why so many people in the States voted for Donald Trump. Yet they did and it is just the way they do things. I guess we are all guilty of trying to see the way we do things as the best and other ways as less so even when there is scant evidence that one or the other may be correct (this is a general observation as there are certain things that clearly are wrong – baseless challenges to the result of an election you most might be one such example).
We all have our own prejudice whether we like it or not. I think what we have to try and do is accept that and move forward whilst trying to improve on our imperfect world view and address what prejudice we might suffer from.
We can all do better.