Health editor Ross Lydall joins the podcast as the Evening Standard reveals London’s getting fewer doses of coronavirus vaccine per head than other areas of the country. t’s down to a “fair share” system that’s distributing the Oxford and Pfizer doses equally between primary care networks.
London has the highest infection rates in the UK, but is losing out because its population is more dense than some areas. On Tuesday night, London had a record number of Covid patients on ventilators, with the number of working-age adults with the virus taking total inpatient numbers in the capital above 15,000. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked Boris Johnson for additional supplies to help curb the pressure on hospitals.
Also, Donald Trump is about to become the first US President to be impeached twice in a historic vote in the House of Representatives. We hear from UCL politics expert Julie Norman who tells us, unlike the first time, there are increasing signs some within his own party will support the move in a Senate trial. That may include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who reportedly thinks impeachment will help the Republican party expel Mr Trump’s influence.
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