Registered On: May 8, 2017
‘Can’t afford it’ is a choice. It’s not that there’s no money left, it’s because it’s not a high priority. When anyone says ‘I/we can’t afford it’ over a new purchase it means it’s not that important to us, otherwise we’d buy it. Same as Foreign Aid. Cutting it is a choice not a necessity. Austerity measures are a choice, ask any economist. ‘There’s simply no money left’ was a myth perpetuated by a Tory government to make the previous Labour government look frivolous. And by God that worked, along with demonising Trade Unions as feckless and lazy.
I digress, but the same point can be applied to taking a nationalist or internationalist approach to vaccinations. And we’re not talking about images of flag waving here, it’s about protectionism. But it’s a false economy. It’s as important to help vaccinate other countries as well as our own or it will keep mutating and coming back. Nothing to do with that wretched phrase ‘virtue signalling’. Anything else is short sighted. I’ve given the expert options of WHO and a current SAGE member in defence of my argument. What have you provided Bucks? Mere opinion.