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Schools closed until March/April? (part 4) **Mod warning in OP 22/01**

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  • All the more important to protect the people that are more likely to be affected the virus. Teachers in their 50's will get done before teachers in their 30's. Everyone in their 50's should be done before the 30's as it affects them more

    But doesn't the risk factor of this particular profession put them in a far worse position than age does?




  • is_that_so wrote: »
    We'd still be into the summer for shots regardless of how they are done.

    And what about for next year? You don't forsee more issues with supply and rollout?




  • All the more important to protect the people that are more likely to be affected the virus. Teachers in their 50's will get done before teachers in their 30's. Everyone in their 50's should be done before the 30's as it affects them more

    I don't disagree, my concerns are based purely around disrupted education, not the health of education staff. And as I said, I'm really surprised to see parents accept that health outcomes of adults outside the high risk groups will be prioritised over children's school attendance for another school year.




  • But doesn't the risk factor of this particular profession put them in a far worse position than age does?




    How many 30/40 year old teachers have died ? Virus has minimum impact on the most that age.




  • And what about for next year? You don't forsee more issues with supply and rollout?
    Nope, at that stage we'll be awash in vaccines! I reckon it'll become more like the flu' jab programme.


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  • is_that_so wrote: »
    We'd still be into the summer for shots regardless of how they are done.

    You have great confidence in our vaccine programme. I think it's likely we will be well into a new school year and indeed a new calendar year by the time most education staff are vaccinated, let alone the summer! If I had your faith I would fully understand this change to roll out, but as it stands I'm really surprised by it and by how supportive parents are being of it.




  • I don't disagree, my concerns are based purely around disrupted education, not the health of education staff. And as I said, I'm really surprised to see parents accept that health outcomes of adults outside the high risk groups will be prioritised over children's school attendance for another school year.




    Because losing a parent has more of an effect on a kid than losing 6 weeks of education.




  • And what about for next year? You don't forsee more issues with supply and rollout?


    Come summer vaccines will be well in supply. Uk already said they will supply Ireland also, as the north can't open fully they said




  • is_that_so wrote: »
    Nope, at that stage we'll be awash in vaccines! I reckon it'll become more like the flu' jab programme.

    This is the thing. I think this is a once off issue. And at this stage we don't even know if we need to roll out another round of vaccines next year. So far, those that were vaccinated in stage 1 of the vaccine trials early last year are still immune, so lets see how long it lasts.

    In practical terms, teachers wouldn't have been vaccinated until the summer anyway. I understand that teachers are annoyed as it is the principle of the thing and symptomatic of the way they have been left to get on with it without any real investment in their protection. But the reality of it is that they would never have received a vaccine before the end of summer term, so they are no more at risk today than they were yesterday.




  • Because losing a parent has more of an effect on a kid than losing 6 weeks of education.

    Absolutely. But that's not what I have been hearing from parents or media commentators over the past few months. Quite the opposite in fact - they had no concern for anything other than their children's classroom attendance so long as the elderly were protected, and in many cases even that was not important to them.


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  • You have great confidence in our vaccine programme. I think it's likely we will be well into a new school year and indeed a new calendar year by the time most education staff are vaccinated, let alone the summer! If I had your faith I would fully understand this change to roll out, but as it stands I'm really surprised by it and by how supportive parents are being of it.
    I believe the system can do what they have targeted. What is still unknown is whether we'll actually have the vaccines to do it. I'm hopeful if a little less optimistic on that front for now, based off the last months. They are putting 90%+ of shots into arms as we stand.




  • Absolutely. But that's not what I have been hearing from parents or media commentators over the past few months. Quite the opposite in fact - they had no concern for anything other than their children's classroom attendance so long as the elderly were protected, and in many cases even that was not important to them.

    Lazy teachers, remote T&L, get back to work, yada yada was the message.






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