While it’s true that UK regulators approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (developed primarily by Turkish immigrants in Germany) faster than any other country, we haven’t always been so quick throughout the pandemic.
The second national lockdown was also announced weeks after Labour backed Sage’s recommendation of a circuit-breaker lockdown.
On top of this, test and trace took months – and billions of pounds – to set up and has been riddled with issues. Those working in the arts and entertainment would also find it difficult to accept that the financial support eventually offered to their industry was “ahead of the curve”.
Patel was ridiculed for the “unbelievable” suggestion.
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