Vaccine availability is the issue, not hesitancy | Brief letters

Covid vaccines | Nursing Boris Johnson | A sub ‘with flare’ | Pub signs about children | Darwin’s Arch

So it has been suggested that “vaccine hesitancy” is a problem (Vaccine hesitancy narrative fuelling divisions in Bolton, says MP, 18 May). In my own family, one non-driver has had to make a round trip of 60 miles to reach the nearest available timely slot, and in another city my pregnant daughter waits in trepidation as the weeks drag by and she is forced to either self-isolate or depend on the “personal responsibility” of the rest of the population, while denied a vaccine known to be safe. Hesitancy and failure can be laid at neither of these doors.
Lucy Hartley
Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire

• Jenny McGee did not “keep vigil” by Boris Johnson’s bedside (Nurse who cared for Boris Johnson resigns over ‘lack of respect’ for NHS workers, 18 May). She nursed him. Demanding, skilled work, deserving of a decent pay rise.
Wendy Phillips
Brighton, East Sussex

• My favourite typo (Letters, 14 May) was in a Guardian advert for a subeditor “with flare”. I was tempted to ask whether they wanted a pyromaniac, someone with an explosive temper, or a 70s vintage dude who’d hung on to his ancient trousers.
Margaret Coles
Petersfield, Hampshire

• Re signs in pubs (Letters, 18 May), I like the one that says: “Badly behaved children will be given a free espresso and a kitten.”
Linda Weir
Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire

• Now that Darwin’s Arch in the Galápagos archipelago has collapsed (Report, 18 May), should it be known as the Pillars of Darwin?
Damian Davison
Deal, Kent

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