The President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, will this afternoon meet with Health and Education ministers to jointly analyse whether the recent cancellation of the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine will affect pupils returning to school. The President has expressed his concerned about the situation regarding high school students who will shortly be sitting their exams. .
This morning, the President, while at attending the hand-over ceremony of new firefighting equipment to the Regional Civil Protection Service, was questioned about people living in residential homes. Responding, the President said that when they have all been vaccinated he will look at relaxing some of their current restrictions.
The trouble is that everyone has jumped on the negativity bandwagon over the AstraZeneca vaccine. Vaccines, by their very nature, can be dangerous to some and not to others. Yes, safety must be of paramount importance, but what about the 139 Madeiran’s who caught Covid after being vaccinated using another vaccine? And surely if some of these are severe cases, shouldn’t we be looking into the side effects of other vaccines as they all produce some form of side effects. Or is this a case of European hysteria against the UK, who despite Covid ineptitude has managed to vaccinate vast numbers of its population, and has not suffered as a result of the EU bureaucratic logistical cock up?
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