Care homes in England got a letter yesterday offering to vaccinate their residents and staff. The Telegraph seemed a bit confused as to what a vaccine rollout might look like, but they were just helping the UK Government out with that wording.
The timing of the letter was no accident.
On the 26th of January, NHS England had just failed to vaccinate all care home residents and staff by the 24th, as per their lettered promise on the 13th:
On the 26th, HSJ reported that they’d missed the target, presumably had to put Hancock off bragging about it and set a new one for the 31st.
Last Friday, 29th, they realise they’ve missed that target too. Hancock has a hissy fit at them and they send letters to all the care homes offering again to vaccinate when they had already offered to do so in their letter of the 13th.
Care home managers wave the letters like latter-day Chamberlains (jags in your own time) and the media do their bit to cover-up for them.
Not just the Tory press, Labour’s Guardian poodles behaved too: