Many experts are urging the Uk government to reinstate social restrictions and accelerate the administration of booster vaccines as coronavirus rates of infection, which are currently the highest in Europe, continue to increase. On Monday, the United Kingdom reported 49,156 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number observed since mid-July. Over the last week, the number of new infections has averaged 43,000 per day, a 15 percent raise over the previous week. According to the National Bureau Of Statistics, one in every 60 individuals in England was infected with the virus last week, making this one of the highest percentages recorded in the country during the epidemic.
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In July, Boris Johnson, Prime Minister’s administration, removed all of the legislative limitations that had been placed over a year earlier to prevent the transmission of the infection, including the need to wear facial coverings inside and the requirement to maintain social distance.
No longer were nightclubs and other packed places prohibited from operating at full occupancy, and individuals were no longer encouraged to work at home if at all possible. Some modelers anticipated a significant increase in the number of instances after the opening-up. That did not happen, but the number of infections remained high and has lately started to rise.
And so have the number of hospitalizations and fatalities, averaging over 100 per day — much less than when instances were last that high before most of the populace was immunized. However, still far too many, say those who oppose the vaccination program. Some criticize the British for being too eager to revert to their pre-pandemic ways. Even though masks and social distance are no longer used in most contexts in England, especially schools, some areas of the United Kingdom maintain a more rigid stance. Even in stores, where masks are advised, then on the London public transportation system, where they are required, there is a spotty level of compliance.
A proposal to demand evidence of vaccination for attending nightclubs, concerts, and other large-scale events in England was scrapped by the Conservative administration in the face of resistance from legislators. Still, a vaccine pass scheme was implemented in Scotland earlier this month, according to the BBC.
Some experts believe that decreasing immunity is a more significant issue. The immunization program in the United Kingdom got off to a fast start, with injections administered to the elderly as well as vulnerable beginning in December of last year. This implies that millions of individuals have been vaccinated for further than 6 months, while studies have shown that vaccine protection diminishes over time as a result of the vaccination. Booster injections are being given to millions of individuals in the United Kingdom, but opponents claim the initiative is going too slowly for their liking. Furthermore, even though almost 80 percent of individuals over the age of 12 are completely vaccinated, the dosage administered each day has decreased significantly.
Likewise, the United Kingdom took longer to vaccinate kids aged 12-15 than the United States and many other European countries. The vast majority of children in that age range have still not gotten their vaccinations.