Voice of the Mirror: Vaccine offers light at end of dangerous and long tunnel

Bridget Connolly receives the first of her two jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from a member of the Newham Health Trust team (Image: Getty Images)

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The vaccines offer us hope as Covid-19 runs riot, claiming a record 1,325 deaths during a bleak 24 hours, spurred on by the fast-spreading new variant.

They show there is light at the end of what remains a dangerous, long tunnel in the dark months ahead.

Unforgivably we are paying an intolerably high price for mistakes by incompetent Boris Johnson and his shambolic Government.

The Prime Minister and his party will never be forgiven if they compound their past
blunders by mishandling the vaccination programme.

That Moderna jabs are joining those of Oxford-AstraZeneca and Pfizer is a cause for celebration. However we must all continue to take care, obey the rules and keep our distance.

And the muddle-headed Tory Government must raise its game, for once.

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The Love Island contestants flaunting sunshine holidays during this national crisis are being crassly insensitive.

Posing and pouting reality TV figures have lost touch with the reality of life at home.

If they think fans will appreciate them boasting how they’ve escaped Covid-clobbered Britain to preen themselves in the sun they are sadly mistaken.

But at the same time the plug needs to be pulled on jealous keyboard trolls spewing out vile abuse to them on social media from the safety of their bedrooms.

In this case two wrongs obviously don’t make a right.

Babs’ legacy

Eastenders Carry On star Barbara Windsor’s funeral was restricted by the virus clampdown yet the mourners reflected the considerable appeal of a much-loved actress.

The surge in donations since her death for Alzheimer’s research is a fitting tribute to a woman who gave so much joy and will still make us smile and laugh for decades to come.

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