I travelled to Islip village hall (under 20 mins from me) earlier than I like to travel anywhere. It was an uplifting experience. Receiving the vaccine (Pfizer) was good, but it does not solve all the big problems. The uplift came from the cheery understanding of the volunteers, including the car park attendants trudging over squidgy gravel during incessant rain. The whole process was pervaded by a sense of human community and essential goodness. It was also notably efficient. Well done NHS.
A stark contrast to the services that have been contracted out to firms whose priority is a lot of fast bucks. Will the government learn from this and invest heavily in the NHS? Of course not. They are enmeshed in a tangle of vested interests and corrupt commercial allegiances.