If first dose efficacy proves strong, the Prime Minister will have to break with those who fail to think about the marginal costs and benefits of shutdowns.
We hope that Finn, Newman and the rest of the new appointees provide a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
If it were the critical factor, Belgium should have been superbly prepared for the pandemic. Alas, it was not.
We need to pace ourselves. We don’t want to go for a big bang reopening only to trigger a new wave and be forced backwards.
A move from Ken Clarke to Aneurin Bevan would not only risk harming the NHS, but miss the real target of reform: social care.
I’m delighted to have been asked to help set up the new Taskforce for Innovation and Growth through Regulatory Reform.
As Johnson put it yesterday: “we can’t think of this just as a project for us and us alone”.
The EU’s triggering of Article 16 is premature, provocative and sets a precedent that will be cited by those unwilling to accept the consequences of the Protocol.
Lockdown has heightened OCD sufferers’ symptoms and hampered their treatment. There is a fierce urgency for innovation.
It’s a terrible milestone and Ministers throughout the UK will be blamed. How could our governments and administrations do better next time?
The Government should engage local authorities and the 10,000 military personnel held at high readiness to provide increased resilience.
We have to ask whether high bed occupancy rates in the NHS are tilting the balance between efficiency and resilience in the wrong direction.
Any new system should direct incentives towards rewarding those who step down to retirement accommodation and those cared for by their descendants.
It’s been estimated that they have the capability to vaccinate about 1.3 million Brits each week, and their services go beyond that.
The new President’s problems will begin right at the start with whatever he decides to do next.