Boris Johnson full of optimism for Britain's recovery from devastating virus

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Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 3:05PM
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Boris Johnson full of optimism for Britain's recovery from devastating virus

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 3:05PM

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says lives will be 'incomparably better' in England's spring and summer as he sets out a plan to fully ease lockdown rules by June 21.

A paper published yesterday shows the two vaccines approved and in use in Britain showed high efficacy rates in trials.

The first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines in Scotland led to a substantial fall in Covid-19 hospital admissions.

Dr Chris Smith, medical consultant of virology at Cambridge University and founder of the Naked Scientist podcast, joined Kerre McIvor this morning to update us on the latest developments from Britain.

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