So far the government
of my country have bought
large amounts of Covid vaccine shots
from several different suppliers.
Further they have set a schedule
for them to be administered
to a public who they have primed
and made expectant.
But within that schedule
danger lurks; weak definitions
for their set targets, variant viruses
that spread themselves more easily,
government spokesmen who can mangle
the statistics of how bad daily events
in the health service are whilst
being thoroughly believable.
There is no point
in me getting my shot
if the nurse who administers it
is poorly paid, or her skill set
is officially downgraded.
Or if she later loses her job
because her employer
then destroys her vocation
through cheaply selling off
the work she was so good for
to a bidder who will pay her less.