BRITAIN remains paralysed by ping.
Why won’t Boris Johnson free us?
Boris Johnson free us from ping paralysis and launch a national drive to get the workforce back to the officeCredit: Getty
We’re like an Olympic marathon runner crawling to the finish with lead weights round our ankles.
Another record number were zapped by the Covid app in the week to July 21: 678,102.
Only a fraction of the testing sites designed to allow critical workers to swerve quarantine are up and running.
Meanwhile UK plc is straining at the leash to get back to normal.
There is no shortage of economic optimism and good news.
Many corporations are surging into profit again.
Drinks giant Diageo has roared back to health thanks to the reopening of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs.
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By that time summer will be more than half over.
End this crippling foolishness, PM.
While you’re at it, launch a national drive to get the workforce back to the office.
For most, it is far more efficient than working at home and they know it.
Start in Whitehall, where the tumble-weed blows.
The rest of Britain will follow.
One billion doses of this cheap, hugely-effective jab — easily transported and stored — have now been supplied at cost price to 170 countries.
Those who rubbished the Oxford jab should never live down the shameCredit: Reuters
Imagine how many people it has saved worldwide, in addition to the tens of thousands here.
That is a spectacular global accomplishment by our brilliant researchers, the Government and taxpayers who funded the project.
It is in spite of EU leaders sabotaging it though puerile petulance about Brexit and the success of our jabs rollout outside the Brussels club.
That tantrum will have cost countless lives.
The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine’s reputation was tainted entirely falsely.
France’s idiotic President Macron first said it didn’t work in over-65s.
Then he said under-55s should avoid it.
Both claims were bogus.
But huge numbers in multiple countries refused to take it.
Then a mad panic was stoked, even in Britain, about it causing blood clots.
The risk was always minuscule.
We should all be proud of the Oxford jab.
Those who rubbished it should never live down the shame.