BBC 1 tells us this morning:
All care home residents in England have now been offered a vaccine and it’s been hailed as an important milestone.
Note carefully the language – offered. Later we hear the vaccine has been offered to care homes.
Then we hear:
In Scotland 94% have now had their first dose.
But in England, despite the milestone claim:
But NHS England says:
and the figures for staff are comparable with the other nations
I shouldn’t laugh but really, they’ve just had a letter. The vaccine is still in the warehouses and the comparable figure could be anything.
Two weeks ago, Scotland had given the vaccine to 90% of care home residents. At that time Matt Hancock stupidly thought 24% in English care homes was good.
The cost of this delay cannot be confirmed as yet but worrying evidence is emerging. See: