United Kingdom already arises Retrieve Restrictions Covid for winter

The coronavirus may seem that it has gone to a background, but it has not been left anywhere. In the United Kingdom, where the 50,000 daily cases already bord

United Kingdom already arises Retrieve Restrictions Covid for winter

The coronavirus may seem that it has gone to a background, but it has not been left anywhere. In the United Kingdom, where the 50,000 daily cases already border and have an incidence of 600 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, they begin to worry about that the hospital pressure, united to the traditional problems that winter becomes, can recruce some Christmas already of By itself This week's figures, which are the highest of the last three months, have caused that there is no discarding some of the restrictions that the country has left behind, despite Boris Johnson, who says "are watching Very closely the statistics ", still remained to accept that possibility.

The idea, even though, circulates within the Sage, the Committee of Experts who advises the Government in this type of topics, and on Monday already requested that the possibility of introducing "other measures" different from current to alleviate hospital pressure . The main tool in the country to try to contain the possible wave of this last third of the year is the reinforcement dose, although the United Kingdom, which led at first the vaccination campaign worldwide, has relaxed, and a lot, the rhythm of The punctures.

Adeted already by Spain, France and Italy in the percentage of vaccinated population with the complete pattern, the country is also having problems putting the third dose. According to official estimates, 22 million people considered as priorities in England should receive it in mid-December but, according to current rhythms, the objective will not be fulfilled as soon as early January. All this, together with a flu season that is expected to be stronger than usual, anticipates complicated Christmas for both citizens and the national health system (NHS).

On Monday, the Government had to commit to improving transparency and assiduity in this regard, as it recognized at that time, only 3.7 million people considered risk of the 8.5 million received the second dose of Six months or more have achieved the third puncture.

That is, that 4.8 million people are in danger that the acquired immunity fading and, therefore, that the disease hit them with greater harshness. According to a recent study by the Department of Public Health of England, the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine drops from 95% to less than 80% in 20 weeks from its administration, while Pfizer's raises from almost 100% to 95%. In both cases, even so, that effectiveness is still pretty good.

"At the beginning of the vaccination campaign, our Secretary of State for Health and Social Services said that the goal was to protect the most vulnerable to the autumn and winter but, at the current rhythm, it will not be achieved until the end of January ", Crites John Roberts, member of the group of analysts for the response to the Covid-19. "With cases and hospitalizations rising rapidly every day, it is clear that increasing the rhythm of reinforcement vaccination is vital to alleviate pressure in medical services and reduce deaths related to coronavirus during the coming months."

According to statistics, however, the trigger to reach 50,000 cases daily may not be so much that the effect of vaccines is dissipating but the fact of not putting it on. Only 1 in 100 pensioners are infected, according to data from the National Statistics Office (ONS), compared to 1 out of 10 young people of going to the Institute who are, and that has its explanation in low vaccination rates in The lower age ranges either due to reluctance or the slowness of the immunization campaign in the educational centers.

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 03:38

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