UK leader vows to use ‘every second’ to vaccinate vulnerable

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged that his government would use “every available second” to shield the elderly and the vulnerable from the virus rampaging across Britain. Johnson made the comments in Parliament on Wednesday, explaining why the country needed to return to a COVID-19 lockdown. Lawmakers were recalled from their Christmas recess to discuss the measures, which came into force at midnight. They are expected to approve England’s third national lockdown because there is a wide consensus on the need for tougher restrictions to control soaring new infections.