For those who missed it, here was Andy Marr's intro this morning:
Good morning. Everyone seems to agree - this is a race. We vaccinate as fast as possible, it mutates as fast as possible. If we win, Covid-19 withers, falls back and lurks on the sidelines of human society. If it wins, then all of our futures are narrower, poorer, bleaker, and, in some cases, shorter. The vaccine roll-out is going well, but even the Prime Minister, a natural optimist, is talking about the new variant being more deadly and refusing to confirm we will be back to normal life by the summer. What we're learning right now - sorry, folks - is this race is not a sprint, it's one muddy marathon after another.