DAUK on Panorama: The Virus vs The Vaccine

Dr Jenny Vaughan on BBC Panorama – 11th January 2021 – “[NHS staff] at the moment are having to work in conditions not seen in this country in peacetime.”

The Doctors’ Association UK featured in BBC Panorama’s documentary “The Virus vs The Vaccine” last week. Our Vice-chair Dr Jenny Vaughan and committee member Dr Pushpo Babel Hossain spoke about conditions within the NHS during our third lockdown.

With the country locked down again in the battle against coronavirus, Panorama reporter Clive Myrie asks what it will take to get through this latest, deadly stage of the pandemic. Hospitals are under pressure, with many said to be at breaking point. Once again, we’re being told to ‘stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives’. With schools shut and most exams cancelled, Panorama assesses the impact on young people’s mental health. The arrival of a vaccine offers hope, but its rollout is now in a race with a new, highly contagious strain of the virus

The full programme is available to watch on BBC iplayer for 11 months: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000rggf/panorama-the-virus-vs-the-vaccine