Britain intends to give the brigades in vaccination against the new Coronavirus upon the availability of the vaccine for the elderly and workers in areas exposed to infection without organizing a generalized vaccination campaign for all residents, according to the official in the government file.
Kate Bingham, appointed by the government in the spring as chair of the working group in charge of vaccination against the Covid-19 epidemic, told the “Financial Times” that there would be no public vaccination campaign.
“We only need to vaccinate all people at risk,” she said in the interview, which the newspaper published on Sunday evening on its website.
“They talk about” the time needed to vaccinate the entire population, “but this is a mistake. There will be no vaccination for those under 18 years of age. This will be a vaccination for adults only, for those over 50 years of age, especially for medical workers and care homes for the elderly and the most vulnerable, Bingham added. “.
The British government has already recommended tens of millions of doses of vaccines that are currently being developed through various research programs, especially a program that the University of Oxford is working on in cooperation with the company, “AstraZeneca”, without knowing whether it will actually reach a vaccine.
On Sunday, the United Kingdom, the country most affected by the pandemic in Europe, surpassed the 500,000 COVID-19 cases, after reviewing the number of infections following a technical defect.
In its latest report released on Sunday evening, the British health services counted 22,961 cases of Coronavirus during the past 24 hours, a difference of more than 10 thousand cases compared to the number of daily infections recorded the previous day, which reached 12,872 cases.
This large number also contrasts with the number of injuries recorded during the rest of the week, which ranged on average between 6 and 7 thousand new cases every day.
The authorities said Saturday that the unusually high numbers are the result of a technical problem that has now been resolved that has delayed the publication of a number of cases from September 24 to October 1.
The British Health Services said that the United Kingdom is now recording a total of 502,978 injuries since the start of the pandemic.
In an effort to avoid re-imposing a quarantine nationwide, the British government is intensifying local measures to try to control the spread of the virus that has killed more than 42,350 people (including 33 who died in the past 24 hours), in a toll that is the largest in Europe.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Sunday morning, in an interview with the BBC, that the winter will be “harsh,” saying that “turbulent months” await the British before a possible improvement in the health situation during the spring.