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Why are they...

... Trying to put teachers in the vaccination queue ahead of the most vulnerable people in society???

Most teachers have normal levels of immunity and those who don't will be immunised with the rest of the vulnerable population.

I just don't understand why teachers lives are more valuable than the lives of people who have existing medical conditions that make them more likely to die from the virus.
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DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
Because while kids are far less likely to develop the symptoms they are far more likely than adults to spread covid-19.

And with the new mutations, that spread more quickly, those same teachers need to be vaccinated!

Think of it. A normal class size is "supposed" to be around 30 kids. Now multiply that by how many classes a teacher has! That's the possible contact numbers.
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
[@421598,Becksta] while that's doubtful. That's not the point. They are more likely to spread covid-19 from the kids. Plus catch it themselves if not vaccinated.
Becksta · 36-40
[@412417,DeWayfarer] Of course its the point. It's common knowledge that you are more likely to die if you already have reduced immunity to start with.
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
[@421598,Becksta] yet most don't have the contact points that teachers do. They are supposed to be having minimal contact, which is the point I am trying to make.
Moonpenny · F
This 👆🏻
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
Groups jockeying for position in the ‘urgency’ queue.

If you take Britain by way of example.
The government has spent decades telling all parents they need to go out to work.

Get a situation like now and parents say [quote]I’ll happily go out to work, but I can’t if the Teachers aren’t in school looking after the children ![/quote] - Thus Teachers think they should be first in the queue.

Given the ridiculous numbers of elderly deaths in care homes, Carers (one of the lowest paid groups in society) think they should be first.....and rightly so in my opinion !

Then you’ll have the Ambulance and Paramedic crews saying they should be first ! Which no doubt will annoy Firefighters and Police officers......see what I mean ?
Becksta · 36-40
[@448576,Picklebobble2] It's nice to have the luxury of resignation. I've been an unpaid carer for the past 16 years - even though I am at the point where I know that I can't do it any longer.

I'll still have to carry on with it until it kills me (or the virus does) - at which point he'll end up dead or in a nursing home.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
[@421598,Becksta] Possibly and I’m the same !
Dozens of us dropping dead at our posts mid-shift because there’s nobody else to even cover for us should we get sick on the job !
Moonpenny · F
[@421598,Becksta] Not necessarily. Try social-distancing with a class of 30 five year olds who, as [@412417,DeWayfarer] tried to point out, are more likely to spread Covid than adults.
I do actually believe the vulnerable should be put first in the queue, but there needs to be a balance somewhere along the line, something that politicians aren't very good at doing.

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