Keir Starmer calls on government to ‘get a grip’ over rising Covid cases

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The Independent published this video item, entitled “Keir Starmer calls on government to ‘get a grip’ over rising Covid cases” – below is their description.

Boris Johnson has blamed a failure of people to come forward for booster jabs for the slow rollout of the programme, calling it “a demand issue”.

The NHS and the department of health are both in the firing line for the low number of vaccinations – with Labour claiming two million eligible people have yet to receive an invitation.

But the prime minister insisted there is adequate supply, saying: “It’s a demand issue. We really urge people to come and do it.”

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-covid-booster-jab-b1942742.html

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