United Kingdom European Champion … from first dose

London, Wednesday, 10 February, 2021 – Britain is the fastest growing European country to have its population vaccinated. Regarding at least the first dose, London chose a period of 12 weeks before administering the second dose.

This may not always be the case, but the British do not have a moment to regret their choice to choose Brexit, at least in terms of health. Thanks to his divorce from the European Union, the United Kingdom has been able to organize its vaccination campaign independently and thus avoid the hiccups of European immunization. While Union countries have vaccinated their populations at very slow rates, that vaccine shortage is felt and that European leaders are criticized for managing negotiations with laboratories that, in the United Kingdom, vaccinate its head. Was filled with .

18% of vaccinated population

On this side of the channel, 450,000 vaccines are administered every day. More than 12 million people have received at least one dose of Pfizer, Modern or AstraZeneca vaccine, or 18.1% of the population. This is 6 times the average for European countries. In the world, only Israel and the United Arab Emirates are doing better. If we look at priority age groups, the results are even more impressive. For example, 91% of Britons aged 75 to 79 aged over 80 received a single dose of vaccine. The government aims to have all British adults vaccinated by September.

Excellent results that do not stop skepticism about the British vaccine strategy. First concerning the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Developed by researchers at the University of Oxford and partly by a British company, the vaccine has so far been a real national pride. But according to the latest scientific studies, this vaccine Made in great britain Can be significantly less ineffective against the South African version and is more seriously unsuitable for people over 65 years of age. At the moment, there is no plan to use this vaccine. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “I believe the Oxford vaccine is very effective in preventing serious cases.”

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12 week delay between both doses

Another topic of controversy: the delay between the administration of two doses of the vaccine. Against the advice of laboratories, who recommend that a second dose be administered three weeks after the first, British authorities set a 12-week period between injections (to increase the number of first injections). As a result, only 0.75% of the UK (500,000 people) received both doses of the vaccine compared to most European countries. On 23 January, British Medical Association Asking the government to review its copy and return to 10 Downing Street within a short period of only six weeks, without changing its mind.

In the context of the pandemic senso sensu, which came into force from 5 January, the third imprisonment is beginning to bear fruit. In this way the number of daily pollution is divided by four in a month, going from 60,000 to 15,000 per day. The death rate is very high, however: about 1,000 Britons die every day from Kovid-19. The main fear of the authorities is that all these efforts will be called into question by the arrival of South African or Brazilian variants. From Monday, anyone arriving in the country should be subject to mandatory 10-day quarantine with testing and genome sequencing to detect variants. Anyone who lies about their country faces a 10-year prison sentence!

Nicholas Barbet

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