Thanks to the mass vaccination of the population, the UK will achieve herd immunity from COVID-19 in the coming days, but under the current quarantine measures.
According to Ukrinform, this is reported by Sky News with reference to specialists from University College London.
Scientists predict that on April 12, the percentage of people in the United Kingdom who are already protected from the virus through vaccinations, previous illness or innate immunity will reach 73.4%.
Such an indicator is considered sufficient for the formation of herd immunity from coronavirus, after which the disease will begin to recede.
“It’s like a chain reaction. If the virus is taken away from the ability to spread from one person to another, it simply” dies out, “said Professor Carl Friston.
At the same time, according to him, it is too early to relax vigilance and accelerate the exit from quarantine at this stage. If people suddenly return to life that was familiar before the pandemic, the risks of transmission of the virus will increase again and the threshold required for herd immunity will already be higher.
It should be recalled that 3 out of 5 adults have already received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, that is, more than 60% of the adult population. And 6 million Britons have already received both doses. This is one of the best indicators in Europe and the world.
Accordingly, since the beginning of spring this year in Britain, after a peak in January, the daily increase in infections has been steadily decreasing. Since the beginning of April, almost all indicators are less than 4 thousand.
In general, as you know, since the beginning of the pandemic, 4.37 million cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the country, including 126.9 thousand deaths.
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