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Vaccination roll-out plagued by shortages and logistical problems

Britain’s vaccination programme is suffering from numerous logistical problems, particularly regarding the delivery of doses. Birmingham leaders said the city had not been supplied with a single dose of the Oxford vaccine, with supplies of the Pfizer jab due to ‘run out’ on Friday, and in Surrey all appointments that had been made this week for the over-80s Covid vaccinations had to be cancelled due to issues within the supply chain. These represent but two examples of the bumps in the road to vaccinations being successfully delivered – Telegraph

Watchdog finds serious faults in some English care homes’ Covid defences – Guardian

Donald Trump blocked from Facebook and Instagram at least until he is no longer President – Telegraph

Boris Johnson ‘unreservedly condemns’ Donald Trump for ‘encouraging people to behave in the disgraceful way that they did’ during Capitol riots – Mail

Consumer finances at risk as 4,000 City firms face collapse in Covid crisis – Guardian

COMMENT

Crowds attract the strangest folk, be it here or in the US – Douglas Murray, Telegraph

Johnson is not Trump’s transatlantic twin – James Forsyth, Times

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