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Bottle the best of the Covid response—and then grasp the moment for change

The path forward is to learn from what the government did right in this pandemic—including its effective vaccine rollout

By Matt Hancock   June 2021

Photo: Susan Norwood/Alamy Stock Photo

Read more: As it emerges from its darkest hour, where does the NHS go next?

This year must be a year of recovery for our country. We’ve already taken significant steps on our cautious path out of national restrictions, and it’s been fantastic to see life beginning to get back to normal.

Throughout, we have protected the NHS and made sure it was never overwhelmed. Now, we must together plot the path forward, taking what we have learned from the crisis—flexibility, system working, infection control—and from the superbly executed vaccine rollout. 

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