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COVID-19: ‘Britain will be coronavirus free by August,’ says outgoing vaccine task force leader | UK News

The coronavirus will no longer circulate in Britain by mid-summer, according to Clive Dix, head of the outgoing government vaccine task force.

Mr Dix, who was appointed acting head of the task force in December and resigned last week, said he believed there would be no virus circulating “sometime in August. “.

He also told the Daily Telegraph that he expects everyone in the UK to have been vaccinated at least once by the end of July, by which time “we will probably have protected the population from all known variants “.

“We will be safe next winter,” he added.

More than 35 million people have received the first dose of a COVID-19[female[feminine vaccine because the UK has reported 15 other virus-related deaths.

As of Friday, 2,490 new cases were reported in the last 24-hour period, according to government figures.

Earlier this week, Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said scientists were considering a range of options for a fall vaccine booster program to protect against a third wave of the virus.

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But Mr Dix said he believed it could be pushed back to early 2022.

He told the newspaper: “We can decide we need to boost the immune response, and we have the vaccine to do it. Whether we need it or not, I probably think not, but we could still do it. case where.

“I really don’t think it should be fall. We should be thinking about strengthening in January or February because the immune response will be strong.”

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This notice was published: 2021-05-08 04:48:00