While a British health minister insists that “we’ve been straight with people”, we could perhaps do with a bit more straightness here in Mallorca where the vaccination programme is specifically concernedThe virus that some restrictions will still be necessary.. Unlike Matt Hancock and the various fires that he has to fight, these having been lit by the revenge-seeking Cummings, Covid porkies in Majorca have really only surfaced because the odd public figure has been found out. “No, I wasn’t vaccinated early doorssafety measures like physical distancing and wearing masks in indoor public spaces will continue to be applied..” “Er, wellWe looked throug, I was actuallyThe benefit of hindsight, and clear-eyed reflection o.”
Porkies no, but unrealised expectations yes; and also yes when it comes to the explanations as to why the Balearics lag behind other regions in terms of the rapidity of the programme. One guesses that Brussels and the vaccine producers can always be blamed, and will be, but where oh where are the 200,000 jabs per week that were once spoken ofAfter searching his postal code on Twitter incessantly for weeks? If we’re lucky, half this number will begin to be delivered next month.
As to why the Balearics have always been off the vaccination pace by comparison with other regions of Spain, the explanations have centred on the age of the population. In overall terms, it is younger than other regions; hence, the programme would be a tad slower to begin with because of the distribution to regions with older populations.