After weeks in 3rd place, with only sad Wales below them, England has pushed past Scotland into 2nd place in the UK league for the percentage of its population vaccinated.
The Conservative Government, with their adolescent obsession to be ‘world-beating’ contaminates everything they do.
How have they overtaken Scotland?
It’s clear from comments yesterday.
In the Commons yesterday, replying to a question, Matt Hancock said that 24% of care home residents had been vaccinated. Sufficiently stupid or just callous, he didn’t think to conceal the figure.
On the same day in her media briefing, the First Minister announced that the figure for Scotland was 80%.
Also, in Parliament yesterday, Phillipa Whitford pointed out:
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation was very clear that those who live in care homes were the top priority for vaccination against covid-19.
The Conservative Government, blaming refrigeration problems with delivering the Mainz (Pfizer) vaccine in care homes has prioritised mass vaccination centres where those younger, fitter and thus less at risk, can be expected to stand and queue outside, to maximise throughput.
A price will inevitably be paid for this in deaths in care homes where, according to PHE, outbreaks doubled last week.