300000 Covid jabs per day is an overdue shot of good news – The Times

Here is a depressing statistic: every 30 seconds a Covid-19 patient is admitted to hospital in England. Here is the antidote: in those same 30 seconds more than 70 people receive a vaccine.

Or, if you prefer, how about this? There have been 3.4 million recorded cases in Britain but as of this week there have been 4 million jabs in our arms.

When the new variant appeared in December it was clear that ending the pandemic would be a race between infections and injections. Now, at last, it seems as though injections are winning.

You can quibble with all these statistics. The total infected, for instance, is a huge undercount — most people catching the virus never appear on official numbers. Equally, it

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