By suddenly expanding the range of factors informing the decision, the Government’s coronavirus mission-creep continues.
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“I can confirm that I have accepted the JCVI’s advice and that the NHS is preparing to offer booster doses from next week”.
With high efficacy vaccines available to all adults, it looks like a sensible roadmap for policymakers.
Early vaccination was expected to lead to earlier re-opening than our European neighbours. By and large, that didn’t happen.
The UK had one of the best vaccine programmes, but it kept its nightclubs closed for longer than France and Germany.
Here in the West Midlands, our priority now is making sure young people get the jab, and easing pressure on the NHS.
Russell George: Vaccine passports are a raid on our civil liberties. Conservatives will fight against them in Wales.
The time for the restoration of our freedoms is here, and I’m not talking ‘liberty-lite’, but the ‘full-fat’ version.
Greig Baker: I’ve been a Conservative member for the past 20 years – but vaccine passports have pushed me to my limit
I just can’t feel comfortable with these proposals – let alone summon the will to go out and try to convince voters of them.
The United States has little choice but to recognise that vaccination is the only way out of this Covid-19 nightmare.
They claim mandatory jabs are an “infringement on personal freedom”. Never mind when they locked students down in halls last year.
We’re also doing outstanding research into green hydrogen, whose production can become increasingly affordable.
Threatening young people to “take the vaccine or else!” sets the groundwork for reducing confidence in the Government’s rationale.
Bella Wallersteiner: As a parliamentary staffer, I’m appalled by the double standards on who has to wear a mask
Furthermore, I will not attend the Conservative Party Conference if vaccine passports are required.
The vaccines minister says it’s not necessary for NHS workers to self-isolate even if they are pinged by the test and trace app.
WATCH: Downing Street press conference. The Prime Minister sets out which lockdown restrictions are set to ease.
“If we can’t reopen our society in the next few weeks… then we must ask ourselves when will we be able to return to normal.”
“We must take a careful and a balanced decision.” Johnson’s statement on the July 19 reopening. Full text.
“Legally enforced restrictions… inevitably take their toll on people’s lives and livelihoods”.