Huw Edwards fires back as BBC News report is branded ‘mean-spirited’ ‘Legitimate concerns’

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Huw Edwards, 59, has insisted he reported on “legitimate concerns from Welsh doctors” after BBC News’ coverage of the coronavirus vaccine rollout in Wales was slammed on Twitter today. The Welsh journalist was called out on the situation following the news that Wales has become the first UK nation to fully vaccinate a quarter of the adult population.

Labour MP for the Rhondda Chris Bryant penned alongside the update: “One of the most important parts of the jigsaw is the staff who I’ve seen going way over the odds to make sure not a single dose is wasted. 

“It’s not easy but they’ve worked really hard.”

A Twitter user responded to the politician’s post by criticising BBC News for “running a mean spirited attack” on Wales’ vaccine rollout for being “too slow” initially.

MP Chris then replied by directing some of the criticism towards Huw for his reporting on the news.

“Including @huwbbc,” the politician wrote back.

However, Huw was quick to fire back at Chris for his comment.

He fumed in view of his 125,000 Twitter followers: “What happens when you report legitimate concerns from Welsh doctors,” alongside emojis pointing down to Chris’ tweet.

Fans took to the comments section of Huw’s post to defend him in the debate.


One person wrote: “Don’t listen to him Huw! The man runs his mouth about literally anything!”

Another added: “Exactly Huw. My 97yo grandmother in Wales heard not a peep about her first jab until January, now my 40yo schoolfriends are being done. 

“Meanwhile I am in Yorkshire and weeks off. There were legit concerns back then. And the press coverage might even have put a rocket up them!”(sic)

However, others sided with the politician, with one person commenting: “Sorry Huw, but you were like a dog with a bone!”

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A second penned: “I hope you are now singing the praises of the Welsh NHS on the same platform that you criticized them.”

It comes after the Welsh Government faced criticism in January over the pace of the vaccine rollout.

The First Minister also sparked backlash by saying that vaccinators would be “standing around with nothing to do” if they used all their Pfizer vaccines at once.

Wales’ Health Minister Vaughan Gething then “clarified” the First Minister’s comments about the rollout of the jab.

He said at the time: “The First Minister has clarified those comments. And made clear that were not holding any vaccine back. 

“Our challenge has always been having enough infrastructure to deliver the Pfizer jab and without wasting it. 

“On wastage in Wales we have a really good story to tell, less than 1% of our vaccine has not been delivered. That’s a very, very high level of efficiency in what we’re doing.

“So we’re able to roll out the vaccine in a way we can deliver more and more of it. This week we’ll deliver even more of our Pfizer vaccine than last week.”

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