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It seems a colossal risk to go into winter without protecting our teenagers

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THE speed of our jabs rollout was the one huge British Covid success. Why are we now stuck in the slow lane?

It beggars belief that the Joint ­Committee on Vaccination and ­Immunisation is still refusing to give the nod for millions of booster shots — and jabs for 12 to 15s too.

Dan Charity

While other nations are steaming ahead with vaccines, it beggars belief that the JCVI is still refusing to give the nod for millions of jabs for 12 to 15 year olds[/caption]

We expected it all to begin this month. Other nations are steaming ahead. It is safe — and it is working for them.

Our Government is ready to go. Ex-Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is baffled why we are “hanging around”. Dismally, the JCVI’s deputy chief says the booster programme is “highly likely” but probably weeks away.

Get on with it. At best a delay damages the public’s confidence in their safety. At worst it risks lives.

There is already evidence of our jabs’ efficacy against infection declining. If it’s right to give half a million of the most vulnerable a third dose to top up their immunity, as the JCVI HAS decided, why not millions of other old and middle-aged people?

It seems a colossal risk to go into winter without maximising their protection — and teenagers’ too.


Britain led the world on the vaccines’ invention, approval and distribution.

We are being left behind now as boffins at the JCVI endlessly scratch their chins.

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Taliban terror

LET us never forget, however much they pretend otherwise, what the Taliban are: Evil, extremist, women-hating cut-throats.

With the lives and freedoms of so many in Afghanistan in the balance, Britain has to be pragmatic about the terror group now in power. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is right about that.

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It chills the blood that this rabble of tyrannical madmen is armed to the teeth thanks to the US President’s incompetence[/caption]

But it still sticks in the craw to co-operate with these murderous thugs.
Today we reveal how Afghan singer Faisal, who once sang “I’m not afraid of the Taliban”, is now in hiding in fear of his life.

The fanatics pledged to “persuade” citizens to comply with their deranged ban on music. Then they executed a folk singer.

The Taliban are considered more moderate than IS. It’s not saying much.

They are guilty of massacres, beheadings, gang rape and far more.

The Afghans’ nightmare is only just beginning.

It chills the blood that this rabble of tyrannical madmen is armed to the teeth thanks to the US President’s incompetence.

Harry shocker

IT’S unlikely these days, but Prince Harry has finally said something we agree with:

That the Oxford vaccine, low-cost and easily stored and transported, has been a miracle for the world. That the Brits behind it are the heroes of Covid.

And that the enemy in the global fight against the disease is the anti-vax mob, sowing hesitancy and costing lives.

For once he’s not wrong, is he?

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