So proud of the UK today

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1stDecember Thu 03-Dec-20 07:23:10

So, the UK is the first in the world to approve and roll out a Covid vaccination programme. (If another country had done this, say Germany, everyone would be going on about why can't we be as good as the Germans? grin)

The UK had bought and tested a major amount of the right vaccine - it didn't get here by chance!

The UK Army (which really is world-class) is going to enable the largest vaccine programme ever.

It looks like a Brexit Deal is about to be struck.

And - next year, the UK will be banning the live export of animals. (We couldn't do that in the EU.)

Just feeling really good about the UK today smile

It doesn't often happen, so I thought I would appreciate the moment grin

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1stDecember Thu 03-Dec-20 07:23:52

Obvs people will be along imminently to moan about how awful the UK is, etc etc, but today I am PROUD!!! grin

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MyOtherProfile Thu 03-Dec-20 07:25:19

This is hilarious. You're not falling for JRMs bunkum are you?

doctorhamster Thu 03-Dec-20 07:27:16

Boris? Is that you?

Ironingontheceiling Thu 03-Dec-20 07:27:57

Hello Carrie.

MyOtherProfile Thu 03-Dec-20 07:28:23

"But the idea that Brexit enabled the UK to press ahead and authorise one is not right.

It was actually permitted under EU law, a point made by the head of the UK's medicines regulator on Wednesday."

"But the fact that the UK is the first country in the world to approve this vaccine has got nothing directly to do with Brexit."

All from the BBC today.

1stDecember Thu 03-Dec-20 07:29:34

I didn't say the vaccine speed was anything to do with Brexit. But do carry on smile

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Biscusting Thu 03-Dec-20 07:29:53

Just remember when you’re queuing up for your vaccine, that if the UK government had handled the crisis better, you wouldn’t be needing that vaccine at all.

1stDecember Thu 03-Dec-20 07:30:36

MyOtherProfile

This is hilarious. You're not falling for JRMs bunkum are you?

None of it is bunkum. All of it is fact. (Except maybe the bit about a Deal, but I'm fairly certain that will happen.)

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1stDecember Thu 03-Dec-20 07:30:59

Biscusting

Just remember when you’re queuing up for your vaccine, that if the UK government had handled the crisis better, you wouldn’t be needing that vaccine at all.

Same goes for every single other country smile

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Backbee Thu 03-Dec-20 07:31:07

Just remember when you’re queuing up for your vaccine, that if the UK government had handled the crisis better, you wouldn’t be needing that vaccine at all.

So do you think countries like Oz and NZ aren't going to bother vaccinating everyone, and will remain as isolated as possible forever?

ProudAuntie76 Thu 03-Dec-20 07:31:39

Here was me cynically thinking that the MHRA rushed through the final
process to get the vaccine out there before we crash out of the EU on the 31st and our order gets stuck in Europe as the lorries and other transport can’t get through meaning the U.K. would fall to the back of the queue and end up one of the last Western countries to start its vaccination programme (seeing as the Oxford vaccine, the only “homegrown”
one, is possibly less effective and needs more research).

Let’s face it, there was no other option.

Ineedaduvetday Thu 03-Dec-20 07:31:40

Hard hat at the ready OP! You can't praise the Tories on here and live to tell about it grin

PS: I agree with you

1stDecember Thu 03-Dec-20 07:32:03

Anyway, none of you can pop my bubble. And maybe, just maybe, I'm not the only one feeling like this smile

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1stDecember Thu 03-Dec-20 07:32:41

ProudAuntie76

Here was me cynically thinking that the MHRA rushed through the final
process to get the vaccine out there before we crash out of the EU on the 31st and our order gets stuck in Europe as the lorries and other transport can’t get through meaning the U.K. would fall to the back of the queue and end up one of the last Western countries to start its vaccination programme (seeing as the Oxford vaccine, the only “homegrown”
one, is possibly less effective and needs more research).

Let’s face it, there was no other option.

Aeroplanes are available.

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user1471565182 Thu 03-Dec-20 07:33:26

Bubble is certainly the right word.

HoneysuckIejasmine Thu 03-Dec-20 07:33:59

Why is approving the Pfizer vaccine a UK achievement?

ProudAuntie76 Thu 03-Dec-20 07:35:11

Aeroplanes are available

And also subject to the same red tape and EU legislation that any medication transport would be. And possibly not the best way of transporting a vaccine that needs to be stringently monitored and kept at extreme temperatures.

MsTSwift Thu 03-Dec-20 07:35:49

Your post goes against everything English people stand for. We never praise the government nor are we ever pleased with ourselves and certainly not with our government. Are you sure you’re not American?

Biscusting Thu 03-Dec-20 07:35:55

Valid points! But surely we’ll need such a large amount of the population vaccinated for the outbreak to be controlled compared to say OZ what could continue with aggressive track and trace and vaccination of front line only?

piperatthegates Thu 03-Dec-20 07:43:45

Ineedaduvetday

Hard hat at the ready OP! You can't praise the Tories on here and live to tell about it grin

PS: I agree with you

I agree with you too op smile, why shouldn't we be proud for a change when something has worked out. Sometimes Mumsnet is depressingly pessimistic and negative.

Kez200 Thu 03-Dec-20 07:44:55

Im proud of the worlds scientists and that includes our own.

I suspect I will also be proud of those that manage to roll out the vaccine delivery on a large scale. We arent there yet, of course, but I do have confidence in our services being able to rise to the job.

Im not proud of our Government. There are very few steps they've taken over COVID that have proved to be the best choices. Theyve made some pretty awful choices too.

And, Brexit, that remains to be seen of course. Building a massive lorry park in Kent doesnt give me great confidence but I also accept they cannot give any hints until negotiations are complete, so I wont slate them (or praise them) until we know more.

PenguinIce Thu 03-Dec-20 07:46:47

I am with u op. No matter how you look at it a vaccine is good news, so let’s celebrate it 🎉🥂

Kez200 Thu 03-Dec-20 07:46:50

HoneysuckIejasmine

Why is approving the Pfizer vaccine a UK achievement?

As someone said yesterday. This particular vaccine only proves we are good at shopping!

thosetalesofunexpected Thu 03-Dec-20 07:50:02

Hi Op

Absolutly hilarious those Posters who comments are Boris? Is that You?? L.o.lgrin
Hello Carrie wink

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