Captain Sir Tom Moore’s treatment for coronavirus in hospital is splashed across many of the papers, alongside stories of the UK’s continuing vaccine rollout.
Metro leads with the headline “Captain Tom Fights Covid”, reporting the 100-year-old fell ill after returning from a Christmas trip to Barbados.
— Metro Newspaper UK (@MetroUKNews) January 31, 2021
The Sun writes the country is “united in prayer” for the fundraiser, while the Daily Mirror reports Captain Tom did not get the Covid vaccine as he was suffering from pneumonia.
— The Sun (@TheSun) January 31, 2021
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 31, 2021
To vaccines, and The Times carries comments from Prime Minister Boris Johnson after reports all care home residents in England have been offered the jab.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) January 31, 2021
Mr Johnson hailing the “crucial milestone in our ongoing race to vaccinate the most vulnerable against this deadly disease” leads The Daily Telegraph.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 1, 2021
While the i reports more than 600,000 vaccines were distributed in a day, and Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s hopes for a “great summer” feature in the Daily Express.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) January 31, 2021
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) January 31, 2021
The Guardian writes the NHS will need months to recover after the Covid crisis, reporting the workforce is “exhausted and traumatised”.
Guardian front page, Monday 1 February 2021: NHS will take ‘months’ to return to normal after Covid crisis ends pic.twitter.com/RhU3YMSAKE
— The Guardian (@guardian) January 31, 2021
The Independent leads with accusations the government is “failing” to tackle the impact of coronavirus on the poorest in society.
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) January 31, 2021
The Daily Mail writes on the “lost generation”, reporting on the financial impact of the pandemic on children’s educations and potential careers.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) January 31, 2021
The Financial Times covers the fallout over the EU plan to curb vaccine exports, saying Brussels is working to reassure its allies.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) January 31, 2021
And the Daily Star leads with news of a “gut-busting new pill” which captures fat and stops it turning into calories.