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PremierLeague-News.Com - Boris Johnson has confirmed the next step of lockdown lifting in England in spite of warnings from scientific advisers this could lead to a surge in hospital admissions if the Indian variant proves more transmissible than existing strains
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! “The race between our vaccination programme and the virus may be about to get tighter.” These chilling words were not what the nation wanted to hear from the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on the eve of England moving to Stage 3 of the unlock.Once more, Britain’s medics and vaccine volunteers will step forward. They have already saved tens of thousands of lives and protected the good health of countless others. Now they are in a sprint to immunise the under-40s and get second jabs in the arms of over-50s sooner, to slow UK infections from the India variant. A guide to today's talking points, straight to your inboxEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.On Friday evening, i’s deputy political editor, Hugo Gye, asked the chief medical officer for England and the Government’s chief medical adviser, Professor Chris Whitty, about the decision to accelerate second doses to the over-50s, cutting the gap from 12 weeks to eight.Despite this, younger people shouldn’t have to wait any longer for their first jab, Prof Whitty insisted.
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. As well as spreading faster, does this variant cause greater hospitalisation? We won’t know until the end of May. If it doesn’t, No 10 may consider Monday’s Stage 3 reopening in England a gamble it was worth taking, given the damage to businesses and livelihoods. If the new variant does increase the chance of serious illness, recriminations will be brutal. Read More New variants could ‘come out of blue sky’ to threaten battle against Covid, Chris Whitty warns Boris Johnson does not need hindsight to see that swifter action was needed. Why delay adding India to the travel red list for two weeks after Bangladesh and Pakistan? Ten days ago, i’s policy editor, Jane Merrick, revealed that scientists believed strain B1617.2 to be more transmissible than all others. The UK has not thrown away vaccine progress, but so much rests on the next fortnight.Twitter: @olyduff
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