WE are so proud of the response to The Sun’s major Jabs Army campaign. It has been overwhelming.
From the many celebrities and politicians of all stripes who have backed it.
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We hope our Jabs Army is soon in place helping the smooth running of this rolloutCredit: PA:Press Association
More importantly, from the thousands of readers already signing up as vaccination centre volunteers.
We hope our Jabs Army is soon in place helping the smooth running of this rollout, so vital to get Britain back on its feet. But there remain crucial problems the Government must address.
Why are retired medics obstructed from joining this emergency effort by an absurd avalanche of paperwork? They should not need diversity training to put a life-saving needle in a pensioner’s arm.
And is the NHS on track to vaccinate two million or more a week, as we need? The Government has commendably given Britain a flying start by having the Pfizer and Oxford drugs approved so rapidly and getting one million shots done already.
Another 530,000 Oxford jabs are ready to go from Monday. What of the rest? That total must be rapidly quadrupled.
These vaccines are our only hope . . . and there is not a day to lose.
THE selfish stupidity of the New Year’s Eve ravers who flouted every Covid precaution is grotesque.
Shame on those illegal New Year’s Eve ravers who flouted the rules as hundreds of people are dying from Covid every single day Credit: The Sun
Hundreds of poor souls are dying from it every day. Infections have soared by a third in a week.
The Sun has often criticised some of the restrictions and their impact on the economy, especially when no end was in sight. But this far more infectious strain has hospitals at breaking point. Many NHS staff are exhausted and in despair.
Some young people may not fear catching the virus. They may kid themselves they would not pass it on if they did. But that irresponsible delusion could cost someone else their life. Why take the chance, especially with vaccines apparently so close to protecting us all?
We entirely understand the anger of London consultant Professor Hugh Montgomery as he blames soaring cases on people “behaving badly”. Except bad luck plays a huge part too.
Most of the 50,000-plus newly infected each day WILL have taken precautions. Those rules simply aren’t infallible.
But we ALL have a duty to stick to them to minimise the risk to ourselves and others. Those who refuse — because they don’t care, or consider themselves freedom-fighters or visionaries who learned the “truth” about Covid from a blog — are idiots.
Dangerous ones at that.
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