Editorial view: Roll out vaccine swiftly, and support business in the meantime

Our government must ensure the vaccine roll-out is as quick and seamless as in other comparable nations – and help businesses to survive in the meantime

10th January, 2021
Editorial view: Roll out vaccine swiftly, and support business in the meantime
Deborah Cross Vaccinator with Bernie Waterhouse, the first healthcare worker to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Workers and business owners alike could have been forgiven for ringing in the new year with muted celebrations as a resurgent virus once again dashed their hopes of getting back to work.

The challenge for government in assisting these businesses now is twofold: to ensure a seamless vaccination programme provides respite not a day later than it ought to; and to better manage the pandemic until that moment arrives.

A repeat of last year’s approach...

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