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The vaccine. The biggest breakthrough so far in the Covid-19 battle. But a logistical challenge unlike anything else.
Yesterday’s news marked an incredible achievement. Even so, there are many hurdles to vault.
Dean Russell: As a volunteer in my local hospital, I’ve seen at first hand the damage done to NHS staff morale by fearmongering
If staff hear a constant flow of worst-case scenarios presented as the norm, it understandably affects their anxiety levels.
“One of the big blunders from Boris Johnson was back in March”, says the Shadow Health Secretary, as he claims quarantine should have come sooner.
However, he doesn’t recognise the £10bn figure bosses are reportedly asking for on the NHS’ 72nd anniversary.
A national effort led by the Government is required to clear the backlog of operations and treatments. We can do this.
Caroline Nokes: Spare a thought for women. Male ministers have forgotten we exist in their lockdown easing plans.
While barbers, beers and football are deemed priorities for reopening, female-dominated businesses, like nail salons, have been left in limbo.
“This week we will announce further details of the measures that we can take to relieve some of the national lockdown measures at the start of July”.
“But we also need to see greater use of facemasks” and “let’s get testing and tracing up and running”, says the Shadow Health Secretary.
WATCH: Hancock – Apple has “in the past also been intransigent in the face of perfectly reasonable requests”
The Health Secretary criticises the tech giant for not cooperating with “democratically elected governments”.
“Test, track and trace allows us to take a more targetted approach to lockdown – while still safely containing the disease.”
The Government is under pressure to tell the public to wear face masks. But if there’s not enough evidence, why?
Having extended its initial target to find 750,000 helpers, it seems the Government now has too many.
George Freeman: Hancock’s critics will look for failures in his 100,000 test goal. But his ambition will drive Britain forward.
Used properly, stretch targets have the effect of galvanising the level of culture change, ambition, pace and delivery which is needed.
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer previously said the method was not appropriate for the UK.