Authorities goals to vaccinate 12 million individuals by center of February. With the NHS struggling, Robin McKie asks whether or not it’s quick sufficient
There have been unimaginable scientific breakthroughs previously 12 months. By no means earlier than have vaccines been conceived, developed, examined and accepted at this velocity. However with the NHS nearing breaking level and after days of alarming numbers of Covid-related deaths, this week there was a brand new urgency within the authorities’s vaccination efforts.
The Observer’s science editor, Robin McKie, tells Anushka Asthana that scientists are working around the clock in labs to fabricate doses of the vaccine and that after high-profile issues with test-and-trace techniques, there might be no excuses for botching the rollout of the vaccine.