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Britain free of coronavirus by August, outgoing vaccine task force chief says -Telegraph

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(Reuters) - The new coronavirus will no longer be circulating in Britain by August, the government's departing vaccine taskforce chief Clive Dix told the Daily Telegraph on Friday.

"Sometime in August, we will have no circulating virus in the UK", Dix said, adding that he believed the vaccine booster programme could be pushed back to early 2022.

The government is looking at which COVID-19 vaccines would offer the best booster shot for vulnerable people later this year.

Dix told the Telegraph https:// that he expects everybody in the UK to have been vaccinated at least once by the end of July, by which time "we'll have probably protected the population from all the variants that are known."

The UK has administered over 51 million vaccines and has been the second quickest country to give a first dose to at least half its adult population.

British officials said people under 40 should be offered an alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine where possible due to a small risk of blood clots.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)said the advice reflected low levels of coronavirus infection in Britain and the availability of other vaccines made by Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA).

Dix, who was appointed as interim leader of the task force in December, stepped down from his role last week.

Britain free of coronavirus by August, outgoing vaccine task force chief says -Telegraph
 

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About Face May 08, 2021 17:54
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Dix, isn't following developments in countries that have their population and frontline workers vaccinated. They do get re- infected with mutated covid strains. Come august, Dix may not be around but you bet your last penny, Covid will still be.
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I agree with the latter. We'll never be entirely free from this virus, because we can't afford to control the borders so tightly forever. Good job it's not that dangerous really! Any suggestion it is dangerous can't be backed up by statistics!
 
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