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Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly

This afternoon.

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said the first Covid-19 vaccines will be adminstered on December 30.

Via RTÉ News:

Minister Donnelly said frontline healthcare workers and nursing homes will be vaccinated first and we can “then have a different conversation about opening up”.

Cabinet were told today that around 10,000 batches of the Pfizer/BioNTech will arrive after Christmas.

the roll out of these will begin next week to the most vulnerable and that they would build safely and swiftly from there.

After you.

Thank you, but gentlemen first.

No, I insist.


First vaccinations to be administered here on 30 December (RTÉ)


Deputy charge nurse Katie McIntosh administers the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, to Vivien McKay Clinical Nurse Manager at the Western General Hospital, in Edinburgh, Scotland yesterday

This afternoon.

UK regulators have issued a warning that people who have a history of “significant” allergic reactions should not currently receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine after two people who had the jab yesterday had allergic reactions.

Via RTÉ:

Two NHS staff members who received the vaccine on the first day of the mass vaccination programme suffered an allergic reaction, the NHS in England has confirmed.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has given precautionary advice to NHS trusts that anyone who has a history of “significant” allergic reactions to medicines, food or vaccines should not receive the vaccine.

UK regulator issues allergy warning over Covid vaccine (RTÉ)

People with a history of ‘significant’ allergic reactions shouldn’t have Pfizer shot, UK regulator warns (CNBC)


This afternoon.


Stop your tiers, numpty.


This morning.

Via Britain’s NHS:

The biggest vaccine campaign in NHS history kicked off this morning, as 90-year-old grandmother Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 jab following its clinical approval.

At 6.31am early riser Margaret, known to friends and family as Maggie, was given the life-saving jab by nurse May Parsons at her local hospital in Coventry.

Maggie, who turns 91 next week, is a former jewellery shop assistant who only retired four years ago. She has a daughter, a son and four grandchildren and is looking forward to being able to go out again once she receives the top up dose.

Margaret said:

“I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the New Year after being on my own for most of the year.”

Landmark moment as first NHS patient receives COVID-19 vaccination (NHS)



Good grief.

Saoirse in the lead?

Earlier: Inoculation Once Again

Monday:  Tough Love


Hammer time.


The Late Late Toy Show on RTÉ One.

Aspirant vet Saoirse demonstrates how the Pfizer rona vaccine is administered to a Covid positive toy dog. Other vaccines are available.

Karl D writes:

No offence to the charming girl, but seriously: what the fupp was this (apart from a Pfizer ad)?



“What is required is a calm, clear, persuasive campaign about Covid vaccines, their safety and the alternative danger of refusal. Given what is at stake, a refusal to vaccinate is the socialisation of manslaughter.”


Very calm.

Gerard Howlin: We must inject calm into Covid vaccine debate (Sunday Times)

Dr. Mike Yeadon, a former Vice President and Chief Science Officer for Pfizer for 16 years, says “there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen.” asserting that:

“false positive results from inherently unreliable COVID tests are being used to manufacture a second wave based on new cases.”

Dr Yaedon says that half or even “almost all” of tests for COVID are false positives and the threshold for herd immunity may be much lower than previously thought, and may have been reached in many countries already.

Via The American Institute for Economic Research

This video provides one of the most erudite and informative looks at Covid-19 and the consequences of lockdowns. It was remarkable this week to watch as it appeared on YouTube and was forcibly taken down only 2 hours after posting. The copy above is hosted on LBRY, a blockchain video application. In a year of fantastic educational content, this is one of the best we’ve seen.

An Education in Viruses and Public Health, from Michael Yeadon, Former VP of Pfizer (AIER)

Thanks Bob


This morning.

UK’s TalkRadio.

A business owner, who has refused to shut up shop during England’s second coronavirus lockdown, saying the rules were a “complete injustice” for small businesses, talks to Mike Graham.

The first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

This afternoon

Pfizer Inc had on Monday disclosed that its experimental vaccine which it is jointly developing with BioNTech was more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on initial data from a large study, in the ongoing phase 3 trials.

This disclosure was made in a statement by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, on Monday, November 9, 2020.

Pfizer and German partner BioNTech SE are the first drugmakers to show successful data from a large-scale clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine. The companies said they have so far found no serious safety concerns and expect to seek U.S. emergency use authorization later this month.




After you.


Covid-19 vaccine candidate is 90% effective, says Pfizer (The Guardian)