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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.
Mary Brown
Stroud, Gloucestershire

• I do hope that this flu jab correspondence doesn’t go viral.
Chris Osborne
West Bridgford, Nottingham

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