The incidents that occurred in the cases pretty much correspond to where we were. And to be honest, I think the slightly lower numbers we’d seen didn’t really reflect where we thought the disease was likely to go. I think it is – these numbers are realistic. The bottom line is that over the next few days and weeks we’ll see more clearly whether some of the restrictions we put in place, the extra enforcement of Rule 6, the extra enforcement of self-isolation, the rules en mass, and so on – all that stuff that got in, we’ll see if that starts driving the virus away. But you know it’s all very much in our hands. I visited the scientists in Oxford at the Edward Jenner Institute, the AstraZeneca team. Unbelievable what they do. They really feel like they must be on the verge of it. But it has to be tested properly. It needs to be properly validated and we are not there yet. Of course, when we get a vaccine, it is crucial to make sure that we have sufficient supplies in this country so that we can manufacture it in this country and distribute it quickly in this country. And clearly, the priority for a vaccine, as I think Kate Bingham has said, among others, will be those who are the most vulnerable groups.

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