“it is unlikely that a vaccine is going to be available—there is not one now—so that is not the route we should be looking at”—[Official Report,
Vol. 670, c. 436.]
He has since announced that the Government are investing £20 million in speeding up development of a vaccine. Of course this is welcome, but what has happened in the last 10 days to change his mind and his assessment, and what is the realistic timeframe in which the public can expect to see a vaccine developed?