When the vaccine roll-out began in December (and from initial government targets and predictions) I worked out that I would likely be vaccinated in some-time in late-summer / autumn. NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics published last week confirmed that 15,441,149 doses had been administered by CoB on 21st Feb.
By the end of the month over 20 million UK citizens had received a COVID vaccine, and 815,816 had also received their second vaccination. What great results can be achieved by listening truthful sources and collaborating towards a common good cause.
Other stand-out domestic items for this month:
Sign of the times is the online retailer ASOS completed its purchase of high street brands Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge for the bargain price of £330 Million earlier in the month.
Many students have delayed returning to Uni, opting to stay locked down at home instead of being crammed into the overpriced and under-equipped halls of residence. With all learning remaining online and little prospect of the lock-down being lifted early, there has been little benefit in returning to campus so far this term.
We are all hoping to receive some decent rebates next term at least for the unused accommodation. There is also talk of reduced tuition fees as the university education services being delivered at the moment are more comparable to an Open University course , yet we are paying three times more for the course.