GMB: Kate Garraway grills Robert Jenrick on vaccine supply
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Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid grilled Robert Jenrick MP when he appeared on Good Morning Britain today. The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government was asked about the potential delay in coronavirus vaccine supply and when he used the term “line of sight”, Garraway wanted clarification on what he was actually saying and whether vaccine targets would be met.
Jenrick said: “The vaccine rollout is going to be slower than we forecast, so we have-”
But Garraway cut him off: “Okay, so can you confirm we are on course because we already have in the country enough to deliver?
“And even if there was total disruption in the supply, we would still deliver? Or we’re on course because there’s an expectation of supply the might not be met?”
“We have line of sight, we are confident we have sufficient -” The MP replied, but Garraway jumped in again.
“I’m not sure what ’line of sight means’ Mr Jenrick,” she said. “I’m so sorry. It might be me being an idiot but I don’t know what you mean by ‘line of sight’.
“It’s either; ‘we’ve got the vaccine, we’re confident we can deliver’ or ‘there might be a problem with supply.’”
Jenrick said: “There isn’t a problem with supply that means we have any reason to be worried we won’t meet the target of vaccinating the groups one to nine by the middle of April.
“We are in discussion with the manufactures and we’re confident they are going to be able to get us the jabs we need to do that.”
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