British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on the 22nd that some evidence shows that the Variant new coronavirus first discovered in Britain “may be associated with a higher death rate”.
He also said that the evidence shows that the country is currently using two Coronavirus vaccine on the original Coronavirus virus as well as the Variant Coronavirus are effective.
Johnson said at the day’s outbreak briefing that some evidence suggests that the Variant coronavirus first identified in the U.K. not only spreads faster, “but may also be associated with higher rates of disease and death.
Patrick Vallance, chief scientific adviser to the British government, said at the briefing that while specific figures and correlations need to be confirmed by more investigation and research data, the rate of death caused by Variant coronaviruses in certain age groups may be higher than the original new coronavirus.
Johnson also stressed that much of the current pressure on the U.K. public health system is due to the impact of variant NIVs, and that all people should continue to be vigilant and comply with pandemic prevention regulations.
However, available evidence shows that the two new coronaviruses currently in use in the country are effective against both the original new coronavirus and Variant coronavirus found in the U.K. Vaccination efforts in the U.K. are advancing at an “unprecedented rate,” with 400,000 doses of vaccine administered in the U.K. in the past 24 hours, the highest since the effort began. The record.
Three Coronavirus vaccines have been approved for use in the U.K. Currently, the vaccines for the public are mainly those developed by Pfizer in cooperation with German biotechnology company Biotech and Oxford University in cooperation with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; the Coronavirus vaccine developed by Modena will not be available in the U.K. until spring.
The data released by the British government on the 22nd showed that as of the 21st, the country had 5383103 people vaccinated with the first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine; the UK added 40261 confirmed cases of Coronavirus on the 22nd, with a cumulative total of 3583907 cases confirmed; 1401 new deaths on the same day, with a cumulative total of 95981 deaths.