UK faces 100,000 daily Covid cases by Christmas
Covid cases are rising in the United Kingdom with nearly half a million cases in the past two weeks. Deepti Gurdasani an epidemiologist at Queen Mary University in London said: “Exceptional policies lead to exceptional outcomes. Its very predictable. This is a consequence of opening everything up.”
“We are approaching winter, and things are only going to get worse.” Dr Gurdasani said.
The UK came out of lockdown last July and hospitals are buckling under the strain of new Covid admissions. The spokesperson for Her Majesty’s Government admitted on Monday that a “challenging” winter lies ahead. The Secretary of Health Sajid Javid warned that cases could rise to 100,000 a day before Christmas but has said no to lockdowns.
The NHS meanwhile has urged the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to move to “Plan B” which are vaccination passports, mandated masks and social distancing. The Prime Minister has ruled out that plan for now saying he was watching the figures closely.
Vaccines are still preventing large number of hospital admissions but waning immunity is the big danger that calls are being made to provide booster shots to the most vulnerable in society.
Source: AP Reuters
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