Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, has made scathing remarks about how the Department of Health first responded to the pandemic. In evidence to MPs, he told them it was like a “smoking ruin in terms of procurement and PPE” last March. He said that was why the PM had taken direct control of the vaccine programme. The prime minister’s official spokesman rejected the criticism, saying the focus had always been on protecting the NHS and saving lives, while Matt Hancock said the vaccine rollout had been “a huge team effort”.

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