What the papers say – November 11

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Pile of newspapers
0:50am, Wed 11 Nov 2020
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Developments on a potential coronavirus vaccine lead many of the Wednesday papers as more details come to light about its deployment in the UK.

The Times writes the NHS is looking to vaccinate a million people every week, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock saying the first doses could be given in December.

Retired doctors and medical students will be drafted in to help offer jabs 12 hours a day, says The Daily Telegraph.

While the i leads with the headline “vaccine challenge revealed”, writing about the logistical troubles of scale and complexity in rolling out the jab.

And Metro leads with a quote from a member of the Government’s vaccine task force saying lift could return to normal by Easter, so long as authorities do not “screw up”.

The Daily Express leads with a vow from the NHS that the vaccine will be “out by Christmas”.

While The Guardian says family GP services will be cut as the immunisation programme is prioritised.

The Daily Mail carries a poll saying three in four Britons would take the Covid vaccine, while four in ten said the Prime Minister and other politicians should take it first to prove it is safe.

Sticking with the coronavirus, and The Independent says mass testing is to be rolled out more extensively.

The Financial Times leads with a reported change to foreign takeover laws to prevent overseas companies from buying sensitive assets.

Criminals are alleged to have been working in children’s homes to recruit drug runners, according to an investigation in the Daily Mirror.

And the Daily Star writes on Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid’s When Harry Met Sally moment when discussing the vaccine.

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