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The UK's deflationary plan is at risk due to the Indian variant of Covid

The UK’s deflationary plan is at risk due to the Indian variant of Covid

Boris Johnson is still running out of strength in the UK in June, despite the outbreak of the Indian type of Covid-19. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday at a press conference that the UK’s plan to dispose of the force would continue in June, despite an outbreak in the country with the Indian subspecies. “We are concerned about this alternative and it may cause some disruption in our attempts to continue the plan [do desconfinamento]”.

Boris Johnson added that despite the outbreak of the Indian strain, “the assessment of the third step remains unchanged and the overall numbers across the country remain low and quite stable.” The British Prime Minister’s message is that citizens “should be aware of this alternative”.

In response to a question during the press conference about the possibility of delaying the plan to ease restrictions on June 21, Boris Johnson replied to reporters that “at this stage we cannot speculate on this yet” and that in a few weeks there will be more news on this subject.

Boris Johnson admitted that this press conference was “a bit disappointing”, due to the recent increases in cases of the New Indian Alternative, making it clear that it could be a risk to the British planned inflation-reduction plans.

The British Prime Minister was not categorical about whether or not to maintain the deflationary plan, claiming that “there are still things we do not know about this alternative.” [indiana]It is also possible that we will continue on the right path, he said.

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But Boris Johnson made it clear at Friday’s press conference that the UK’s schedule to push the disassembly plan remains in effect, making clear that everything will depend on the development of contagion with the Indian variant, “it could make it more difficult to pass in June to Step 4”.

The business reopened on 17 May in the UK. Boris Johnson warned, “But everyone has to do their part.”

Stressing the priority of British citizens “to exercise extreme caution, because the choices that we will make in the next few days will have a real impact”, Boris Johnson stressed that “we will not prevent the reopening of businesses on Monday (17 May), but everyone is invited to do their part “- which includes priority to vaccinate people as long as he is eligible, and obtaining free examinations or isolating workers, whenever required.

Bolton, located in northwest England, is the British city most affected by the Indian variant, B.1.617.2. , With the incidence of covid-19 infection is seven times higher than the national average in the United Kingdom. One of the English cities most affected by the Indian dynasty is Blackpur.

The army will be called in to help vaccinate in the UK’s most important areas of the Indian species – the cities of Bolton and Blackburn with Darwin – according to Boris Johnson, urging residents of those areas to “think twice” by taking advantage of the freedoms allowed again from day one. Monday.

Boris Johnson also announced that the interval between two doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 will be reduced in the country from 12 to eight weeks in the case of people over 50 years of age or clinically at risk.

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The British Ministry of Health said, on Tuesday evening, that it had sent a special tracking team to the Bolton area, with 100 nurses and health technicians to test the residents in house-to-house transfers. An enhancement of testing and tracking has also been carried out in 15 other regions of the country so that a series of positive cases can be conducted to assess the prevalence of the B1.617.2 variant, which the British authorities consider a concern.

And the data published, Thursday, showed that the number of cases doubled, from 520 to 1,310, in a week, most of them in the northwest of England, but also in the London area. These areas are also the ones with a higher portability index (Rt), which caused the average national value in England to rise slightly between 0.8 and 1.1 (0.8-1 last week). When the index is higher than 1, the epidemic can grow exponentially, but when it is below 1, this means that it is decreasing.

“We are following the situation very carefully and will not hesitate to take further measures if needed,” said Health Minister Matt Hancock at the time. Although there is no conclusive evidence yet that this alternative has a greater impact on disease severity or if the vaccine is circumvented, the speed at which the number of cases increases is of concern to the government.

Some mayors from the affected areas have called for increased vaccination and expanded to include young people, as the program has so far been only open to people over the age of 38. Blackburn’s director of public health told the BBC: “I am angry. I cannot understand why the Joint Commission International or the Ministry of Health are preventing local public health managers from taking measures that they know will stop the increase in the variable.” Dominic Harrison.

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Joint Vaccination and Immunization Committee [Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, JCVI] It is the body that provides advice to the government on implementing the vaccination program, that is, the priority groups. “If we have an increase in transmission in large numbers, even if we don’t have hospital admission, it will be very harmful to schools and workplaces” because people have to be in isolation, Harrison said.

In response to Friday’s press conference, Opposition Health Minister Jonathan Ashworth accused Boris Johnson of “reckless failure in protecting our borders” as the Indian alternative threatens to halt progress to end restrictions in June, according to The Guardian. The Labor MP stressed that “people across the country will be deeply concerned” and underscored Boris Johnson’s reckless failure on the British border. He stressed that “after we have reached this point, we do not want to be late now.”