Jo Whiley reveals that she was offered the vaccine BEFORE her vulnerable sister

Radio host Jo Whiley attacked an offer of the Covid vaccine before her disabled sister who lives in a nursing home and who now reportedly had a positive test for coronavirus.

The host of “Healthy and Healthy” BBC Radio Two (55) says it is “stunning” that she was offered a blow before her younger sister Frances – who has diabetes and complex learning difficulties.

And she would give up her ‘heartbeat’ vaccine in favor of going to those in a situation like her younger sister.

Frances, 53, suffers from a rare genetic syndrome called Cri du Chat – a chromosomal condition that results in slow development.

She was transferred to a nursing home in Northamptonshire in 2015 after her “challenging behavior” resulted in the need for specialist care.

But the former DJ of Radio One said that her “blood cooled” when she and her family were informed about the Covid epidemic in the nursing home.

She now calls on the government to give priority to those who have learning difficulties for the vaccine.

Speaking for the Today 4 show, which has since reported that Frances is on a positive test for Covid, Ms Whiley said: “We have done everything we can to make it easier for the vaccine to reach the people who need it most.

On Monday, the 55-year-old revealed that she had been offered the vaccine herself, writing: “I would desperately like my sister to get the vaccine before me. I am fit and healthy.”

Jo Whiley pictured with sister Frances;  the Radio 2 star is loud in criticism that it took her so long to vaccinate siblings who have diabetes and learning disabilities

Jo Whiley pictured with sister Frances; the Radio 2 star is loud in criticism that it took her so long to vaccinate siblings who have diabetes and learning disabilities

Jo, pictured with Sister Frances, told followers that her sister had stayed

Jo, pictured with sister Frances, told followers that her sister was left ‘upset and confused’ by Covid’s outbreak at the nursing home where she lives

‘She (Frances) is in the sixth group, but she also has diabetes with pretty bad diabetes, which should put her in the fourth group.

‘I’d think she should have gotten it, but she didn’t. I just want to speak for people like Frances, who are overlooked, because it happens so often with people with learning disabilities, who don’t have a voice.

What is Cri du Chat Syndrome?

Cry of Chat the syndrome, also known as the ‘5p minus’ syndrome, is a chromosomal condition that occurs when a piece of chromosome 5 is missing.

The name comes from the French term “cat’s cry” or “cat’s call”.

This is because one of its key identifying symptoms is the cat cry they utter with this condition as children.

Other symptoms include severe cognitive, speech, and motor impairments, and behavioral problems such as hyperactivity, aggression, outbursts, and repetitive movements.

There are also physical symptoms, and those who have the syndrome often have smaller heads and wide-open eyes (hypertelorism).

The diagnosis is primarily based on a recognizable ‘cat cry’ and accompanying physical problems

The syndrome, first discovered in 1963, affects about 1 in 50,000 live births and is slightly more common in women than in men.

The condition cannot be treated, although children can undergo speech and physical therapy to help with some symptoms.

‘I can’t tell you how frustrating it is and how horrible it is. These are things from nightmares.

“Then I ironically got the message that I had to get the vaccine, before the nurse, who has learning difficulties and a health condition, understood.”

Ms Whiley, who thinks the vaccine was offered to her because of her sister’s caregiver status, added: ‘My mind is stunning, it really is, and I would give up my vaccine in my heart for my sister and any of the residents of that nursing home. ‘

The radio host loudly tried to get her younger sister Frances, who has diabetes and learning difficulties, with the vaccine on her social media platforms.

The broadcaster said it was a “long, anxious weekend” after Covid’s outbreak at Frances ’nursing home in Northamptonshire.

NHS England officially entered the next phase of introduction yesterday, inviting people over 65 and adults with basic conditions. The national guidelines to date have focused on four priority groups – those over 70, NHS staff, nursing home residents and workers, and seriously ill adults.

But it has already been contacted for over 60 years in some areas leading the way in the introduction of vaccines. NHS chiefs say local health teams can move on their own to a list of nine priority groups, as long as they try to reach everyone above them.

Official figures suggest that more than 2 million Britons from the four main priority groups have not yet been vaccinated, despite ministers saying they have all been offered a sting.

Meanwhile, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), released as part of an interview with Radio 4, show that 6 out of 10 people who died from Covid by November last year had a disability.

Ms Whiley told her followers: ‘There is still no vaccination for Frances and now there has been an outbreak of COVID in her nursing home.

‘The staff does everything to keep them safe, but these are things from nightmares.

‘She is in trouble and confused, my parents and I are never afraid and grieve for her again.’

In a later post, revealing that she had been offered the vaccine, she wrote: ‘Naughty, irony. They just asked me to book a vaccine.

‘I desperately want my sister to be offered the vaccine before that. I am fit and healthy. He has learning difficulties and diabetes. ‘

Ms. Whiley is the latest in a series of celebrities who share on social media that they have been offered a kick.

American singer Courtney Love has become the latest star to receive an injection yesterday at the NHS Clinic in Chelsea in West London.

The 56-year-old – whose representatives say she has a basic health condition due to which she meets the conditions – left Los Angeles and moved to London in the fall of 2019.

On Sunday, Nigella Lawson claimed her head was “spinning” when she was offered the Covid vaccine. The 61-year-old TV chef revealed that she was sent an SMS message on Valentine’s Day inviting her to make an appointment.

Courtney Love has received the vaccine against COVID-19 in the UK, despite the fact that the sting is currently only available to those at risk and those over 65

Courtney Love has received the vaccine against COVID-19 in the UK, despite the fact that the sting is currently only available to those at risk and those over 65

Nigella Lawson, 60, said she did

Nigella Lawson, 60, said she was “dizzy” when she was offered the Covid vaccine on Valentine’s Day – ahead of thousands over the age of 65 elsewhere in the country –

Nigella isn’t the only 60-year-old celebrity booked for her Covid jab, and Ruth Langsford revealed this morning that she was vaccinated Monday

Nigella isn’t the only 60-year-old celebrity booked for her Covid jab, and Ruth Langsford revealed this morning that she was vaccinated Monday

Meanwhile, Ruth Langsford, the 60-year-old presenter this morning, said she was ‘so grateful to have received her first vaccine on Saturday, thanking everyone who participated in the Instagram update.

Health conditions due to which patients from Priority Group six are entitled to the vaccine

Blood cancer (such as leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma)

Diabetes

Dementia

Heart problem

Chest complaint or difficulty breathing, including bronchitis, emphysema, or severe asthma

Kidney disease

Liver disease

Decreased immunity due to illness or treatment (such as HIV infection, steroids, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)

Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or psoriasis (which may require long-term immunosuppressive treatments)

They had an organ transplant

Have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Neurological condition or muscle loss

Severe or profound learning disability

Spleen problem, such as sickle cell disease or you have had your spleen removed

You are severely overweight (BMI of 40 and over)

They are severely mentally ill

And World of Gardeners ’program manager Monty Don, 65, also praised the NHS after receiving the first dose the same day. It is not clear whether any of the TV personalities have the basic conditions that would push them in order.

British reality show host Nadia Essex, 39, who has no health problems, is considered the youngest celebrity to be offered the vaccine. She revealed she “went for it” last Thursday after asking her fans for their opinion.

Several cases underscore differences in the speed at which older people are offered the vaccine in different places across the country.

Wales has already started inviting people over the age of 50, while Northern Ireland started offering meetings to people over the age of 65 in January.

The NHS England has officially moved into the fifth phase of the introduction this week, inviting people over 65 and adults with basic conditions.

The national guidelines to date have focused on four priority groups – those over 70, NHS staff, nursing home residents and workers, and seriously ill adults.

But it has already been contacted for over 60 years in some areas leading the way in the introduction of vaccines.

NHS bosses say local health teams can move on to a list of nine priority groups on their own, as long as they try to reach everyone above them.

Official figures suggest that more than 2 million Britons from the four main priority groups have not yet been vaccinated, despite ministers saying they have all been offered a sting.

Yesterday, Matt Hancock welcomed Britain’s milestone of 15 million Covid vaccines, but said there was “no rest for the wicked” as England officially moves on to the next phase of introduction.

The health minister said the UK had taken a “step towards freedom” after achieving its ambitious goal of vaccinating 15 million vulnerable Britons by 15 February.

Everyone in the top four priority groups – those over 70, NHS workers, nursing home staff and seriously ill adults – has been offered the first dose, ministers say.

But Mr Hancock acknowledged that “there is still a huge amount of work to be done”.

Goal No. 10 is to offer a blow to another 17 million people in priority groups from five to nine by Easter – all those over the age of 50 and adults with basic conditions.

Ministers will need to juggle this by giving other doses to those in the top four groups, which means they will need to accelerate the pace to ensure that the introduction of lock-ups does not slow down the need to dump down barren.

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