Friday, October 19, 2018
Guitarist list omitted rock’n’roll originator Sister Rosetta Tharpe | Brief letters
Flu jabs | Legalising cannabis | Anthea Bell’s Asterix names | Female guitarists
On Thursday I went to my GP to have a flu jab (Letters, 18 and 19 October), only to be told they had no stocks for those over 65 and I had to come back in a fortnight. When I murmured something about the NHS collapsing around our ears, the nurse said, very firmly: “It’s not the NHS, it’s the private company they have contracted to supply us.” She was so right: it’s capitalism that is collapsing around our ears.
• I do hope that this flu jab correspondence doesn’t go viral.
West Bridgford, Nottingham