Boris Johnson’s Plan A for getting through Covid winter looks reasonable but he must avoid Plan B at all costs


Don’t cave, PM

PLAN A for getting through one totally different Covid winter looks reasonable.

Boris Johnson must at all costs avoid resorting to Plan B.

Boris Johnson must at all costs avoid resorting to Plan BCredit: The Mega Agency

The Sun welcomes ramping up the jabs — with boosters for over-50s and vaccinations for 12 to 15s — and persevering with with free PCR assessments.

But the PM must flip a deaf ear to the siren voices who, at the primary trace of drawback, will clamour for crippling restrictions to be reimposed.

Remember their hysteria prior to his “Freedom Day” on July 19?

Labour screamed he was being reckless.

They tried feebly to rebrand Delta the “Johnson Variant”.

They acknowledged he had “lost control” and was driving us unstoppably inside the course of 100,000 infections a day.

They won’t ever apologise for it.

But they’d been hopelessly flawed.

Boris’s boldness paid off.

Cases stabilised far, far beneath Labour’s prediction and have fallen now for numerous days.

Meanwhile, look at the rebound contained in the financial system, with employment as soon as extra at pre-Covid ranges and unemployment correct all the way in which right down to 4.6 per cent, technique beneath most economists’ preliminary fears.

There are vacancies galore for these with out a job to return to as shortly as furlough ends.

But the doom-mongers may very well be as soon as extra if conditions climb as quickly as further and, together with seasonal flu, put stress on the NHS.

If deaths rise, as they may, they may demand masks all over the place, vaccine passports, work-from-home orders and little doubt sweeping closures too.

They will behave as if jabs — two doses now confirmed to maintain the overwhelming majority of us protected — not at all existed.

Boris might want to protect his nerve.

Our heroes

HOW proud The Sun was final night time to honour the jaw-dropping heroism of paramedics Mick Hipgrave and Deena Evans.

Mick saved Deena’s life when each had been slashed by a frenzied knife attacker all through a callout.

Prince William presents the '999 Hero' gong to paramedics Deena Evans and Mick Hipgrave at The Sun's Who Cares Wins awards
Prince William presents the ‘999 Hero’ gong to paramedics Deena Evans and Mick Hipgrave at The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awardsCredit: Paul Edwards

They so richly deserve their “999 Hero” gong, their poignant tribute from Prince William and the standing ­ovation from the star-studded viewers at our Who Cares Wins awards.

Theirs was merely one in all many nice tales of braveness and selflessness at our annual celebration of the correct of the NHS, after one totally different 12 months blighted by Covid.

Our grateful attributable to all individuals who made the glittering bash doable.

You can share contained in the expertise when Channel 4 present show display screen it on Sunday night time time.

And we’ll publish all the winners and their implausible tales in Monday’s paper.

One’s gained

A FEW flakier members of her household could also be a nightmare, but at least the Queen can all the time rely on her racehorses.

This 12 months has been her greatest ever as an proprietor, with 32 winners.

The Queen is celebrating her most successful horse racing year with her 32nd win
The Queen is celebrating her most worthwhile horse racing 12 months collectively alongside along with her thirty second winCredit: AP

Her £460,000 prize cash isn’t to be sniffed at every.

It’s only a bit one issue for a reigny day.

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