There have been incredible scientific breakthroughs in the last 12 months. Never before have vaccines been devised, developed, tested and approved at this rate. But as the NHS approaches breaking point and after days of alarming numbers of Covid-related deaths, there was a new pressing role in the government’s vaccination efforts this week.
The observer’s science editor, Robin McKie, Narrator Anushka asthana that researchers work around the clock in laboratories to produce doses of the vaccine, and that after high-profile problems with test-and-trace systems, there can be no excuses for rejecting the roll-out of the vaccine.
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