COVID-19: Second vaccine delay ‘will save many, many lives’

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    Prof Anthony Harnden, deputy chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, says there’s no ‘substantial evidence’ a second dose gives better protection against COVID-19.

    Although the second dose is necessary, he says scientists believe a delayed second dose will ‘save many, many lives’.

    Speaking on the Sophy Ridge on Sunday show, he described the Government’s response as ‘chaotic’.

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