Meanwhile, the Guardian reports that NHS leaders have privately accused ministers of “political boasting” and piling pressure on staff to meet unrealistic vaccination targets. Senior health service figures told the paper staff delivering jabs were “demoralised” and “in despair”, with ministers “constantly moving the goalposts” by briefing that targets would be brought forward.
The Guardian leads on the same story quoting a senior government source as saying: “There are a variety of different ways to do this. The question is whether the US administration is ready. The ball is in the US’s court. It takes two to tango.”