2021-10-20

Infection surges, vaccination slows down, and the British government’s loose epidemic prevention strategy is questioned

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in new net 20 October comprehensive report, British COVID-19 recently rebounded significantly, in the past month, the number of infections increased by more than 60%. At the same time, the progress of vaccination in the UK has slowed significantly. Experts warn that the continued high number of new crown cases and the surge in patients with respiratory diseases in autumn and winter may overload the British medical system

the report points out that the Johnson Administration’s anti epidemic strategy has been questioned again. However, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Johnson said recently that the British government has always known that the next few months may be full of challenges and is paying close attention to case data, but there is no need to strengthen epidemic prevention measures at present, and stressed that “it is very important to achieve an appropriate balance between protecting lives and livelihoods”

Infection surges, vaccination slows down, and the British government’s loose epidemic prevention strategy is questioned

nearly 50000 cases are confirmed in the UK every day

experts call attention to the spread of deltaya variant

it is reported that in the past two weeks, new cases in a single day in the UK have been hovering at the level of 35000 to 40000 cases, and nearly 50000 cases were added on the 18th, It reached a new high since mid July. After the summer, there were more than 100 new deaths in a single day in the UK, with a total of nearly 140000 deaths

Jim Naismith, a structural biologist at Oxford University, said: “sadly, the new crown level in the UK is higher than that in most other comparable countries, which is reflected not only in the positive detection rate, but also in hospitalizations and deaths.”

at the same time, Scientists have discovered that more and more AY.4.2 subvariant viruses that have mutated from COVID-19 variant Delta have recently accounted for about 10% of the UK’s confirmed cases. Experts warn that AY.4.2 may be 10% to 15% more infectious than Delta variants, and COVID-19 still has a lot of room for mutation. Even though vaccination rates continue to rise everywhere, we can not afford to let down. p>

some experts also warned that the continued high number of new crown cases and the surge in patients with respiratory diseases in autumn and winter may overload the British medical system

Infection surges, vaccination slows down, and the British government’s loose epidemic prevention strategy is questioned(1)

without masks, vaccination slows down

the loose epidemic prevention strategy of the British government has been questioned

in recent months, the progress of vaccination in the UK has slowed down significantly, especially the vaccination rate of British schoolchildren is still very low. Only 15 per cent of this group have received one dose of vaccine since the opening of vaccination for children aged 12 to 15 last month

Simon Clarke, associate professor of cell microbiology at Reading University, pointed out that the high infection rate of older school children “is obviously the driving factor of this new epidemic”

on the other hand, as one of the first countries to start the vaccination program, the immunity of vaccinated people in Britain may be weakening, and only 41% of them have been vaccinated with enhancers so far

the British attitude towards epidemic prevention measures may also be related to the surge of cases. Britain has been fully unsealed in July, including no longer forcing people to wear masks. YouGov poll also showed that about 15% of British people said they never wear masks in public places. In addition, compared with Continental Europe, more people in the UK have resumed taking public transport or attending large gatherings

Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao pointed out that this caused criticism of the British government’s “too complacent and ineffective epidemic prevention”

however, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Johnson said a few days ago that the government has always known that the coming months may be full of challenges and is paying close attention to the case data, but there is no need to strengthen epidemic prevention measures at present. The speaker also pointed out that the measures taken and vaccination progress vary among countries, so it is difficult to compare, and stressed that “it is very important to achieve an appropriate balance between the protection of life and livelihood”

according to the “plan B” announced by British Prime Minister Johnson last month, if the medical system is under unsustainable pressure due to the epidemic, Britain may implement some measures again, including mask order, home office and vaccine passport