The stakes are high for the health service and the nation. Eminent vaccine guru Sir John Bell this week said covid-19 vaccines could get life back to normal by spring – provided the delivery is not “screwed up”.

We also ask if the Test and Trace programme can find a firm footing during the lockdown “window”, check in on staff testing, and how the emergency care system is holding up amid covid pressures.

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Featuring Annabelle Collins, Jack Serle and Dave West.

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