The UK government is launching a new advertising campaign, urging Britons to keep following the rules and stay away from Granny, even if they have been vaccinated.
Ministers are concerned that people will stop observing social distancing guidelines once they’ve had their shots. The Telegraph has spoken to a senior government source who said;
“The messaging will be aimed at people who have been vaccinated to stop them going off-piste and ignoring the regulations and particularly with the elderly who have had two jabs. It will be along the lines that it is great that you have been vaccinated but if you are going to visit your family and hug your grandchildren, there is a chance you are going to infect people you love.”
Janet Lord, director of Birmingham University’s Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, said people should not hug their children even if they had been vaccinated as relaxing social distancing could offset the benefits of the vaccination programme.
“I would certainly advise not to do that at the moment because as you probably know with the vaccines they take several weeks before they are maximally effective,” she said. “It’s really important that people stay on their guard even if they’ve had that first vaccination.”
Don’t hug your Gran. Don’t hug your children. Keep away from other people. Continue wearing masks. Is it dawning on those who rushed to the local vaccination centre to be jabbed, that they’ve been had? If they can’t see it now, surely they never will?
Clinical disease expert Dr. Bharat Pankhania told Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, that we shouldn’t be, “making any new friends” and that “we should keep our circle of friends small and tight.”
Other so-called experts on UK TV and radio this week, have been telling us to “be on our guard” and to “warn people off” if they get too close to us. One scientist even told BBC Radio 5 Live that when we’re outdoors in the sunshine, we should “keep far away” from each other.
Nobody in the media, with the exception of yours truly, is laughing at these goons and calling them out. It seems that people will believe anything now.