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PremierLeague-News.Com - Professor John Edmunds warned that disruption in schools will likely continue unless children are vaccinated against coronavirus as well as adults

Manchester news Children should get vaccine as 'fast as we can' to prevent resurgence Manchester united news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Professor John Edmunds warned that disruption in schools will likely continue unless children are vaccinated against coronavirus as well as adults

Manchester news  Children should get vaccine as 'fast as we can' to prevent resurgence Manchester united news
21 February 2021 - 12:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The UK should look to vaccinate children “as fast as we can”, an expert advising the government has said. Professor John Edmunds, a member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said that there will be a 'significant risk' from coronavirus until everyone – including children – gets a vaccine. He warned that disruption in schools will likely continue unless children are vaccinated against coronavirus as well as adults. Prof Edmunds told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “It takes some time, it’s going to take months yet to vaccinate all of us. “We’re all at risk and we can all spread the virus, and so until we’ve all been vaccinated – I include children here – then there is going to be significant risk of a resurgence.” He added: “I think there’s an argument for turning to children (in the vaccine rollout) as fast as we can. What do you think? Have your say in our comments “I mean, I have two children myself, they are in secondary schools and I think that there has been major disruption at schools and there will continue to be major disruption in schools until we have vaccinated our children.” Earlier this month, it was announced that the developers behind the Oxford vaccine are set to begin trials on children aged six to 17. Prof Edmunds said opening schools now would likely see the R number come close to 1, but that mixing outside is unlikely to have much effect. Read More Related Articles All adults to be offered Covid vaccine by end of July under Boris Johnson's new accelerated roll-out plans Read More Related Articles Care home residents allowed indoor visitor in first lockdown roadmap measure Asked if he would be more comfortable opening primary schools and then secondary schools later, he said: “Obviously I’m just sticking to the epidemiology rather than other needs. Of course there’s great needs to get our kids back in schools as fast as we can. But sticking to the epidemiology, yeah, of course, it’s always safer to take smaller steps and evaluate.” Boris Johnson has set a new target to vaccinate all adults aged over 50 – as well as those with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk – by April 15.

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. Prof Edmunds urged that any easing of the lockdown must be gradual to prevent a surge in hospital admissions and deaths. Vaccinating all adults by the end of July will make a “huge difference”, he said, but cautioned that the vaccine will not give 100% protection. “If we eased off very rapidly now, we would get another surge in hospitalisations, so we have to ease very gradually," he said. “Otherwise we will put the health service under pressure again and we’ll get a surge in hospitalisations, and indeed deaths.” Meanwhile, Professor Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said he expects an announcement on the rollout for the under 50s at some point this week. He told BBC Breakfast: “The strategy from JCVI that’s being provided as advice to the Government is just being finalised at the moment, and then Government will make their decision as to how to do this during the coming days, so I think there’ll be some kind of public announcement around that in the next week or so.” Health secretary Matt Hancock said there are still almost 20,000 people in hospital with Covid-19 and that – despite the jabs rollout going “very well” – time must be taken to “get this right”. Mr Hancock told Sky News that while “all of us understandably want to get back to normal”, it is “right to be cautious – it is incredibly important”. “The vaccination programme, whilst clearly going very well, will take time to be able to reach all people who have significant vulnerability, especially because we need to get the second jab to everybody. “We’ve got time that needs to be taken to get this right. The PM will set out the road map tomorrow and he will set out the full details – taking into account that we need to take a cautious but irreversible approach, that’s the goal.” Read More Related Articles Coronavirus LIVE updates as Boris Johnson finalises lockdown roadmap and all adults to get jab by July 31 Read More Related Articles Teenager, 16, with no underlying conditions, dies after testing positive for coronavirus

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