You’d have thought it in jest if you’d been told that for £50 per citizen, a “Taskforce” drawn from the private sector would operate with a degree of independence from Whitehall, take risks and secure 357 million vaccine doses in nine months – all under-budget.
The odd thing about this author and his Guardian friends is that they cannot understand movement. Though they think of themselves as progressive, they are in many ways deeply reactionary.
The claim that nothing has been achieved springs from the same lack of seriousness — and is simply untrue.
Post-pandemic complacency is threatening the competitiveness of the industry; fixing that would not only stimulate growth, but also deliver better outcomes for patients.
Dementia is the leading cause of death in this country, and one in three born today are likely to be diagnosed with it in their lifetime.
Parts of the media suspected, wrongly, that she was an Establishment stooge: her work leading the Vaccine Taskforce has since been triumphantly vindicated.