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Coronavirus news UK latest – Boris Johnson weighing up June 21 lockdown lift as Government ‘draws up other options’


COVID VACCINES HAVE ‘BROKEN THE CHAIN’ BETWEEN CATCHING BUG AND BECOMING ILL, NHS EXPERT SAYS

COVID vaccines have “broken the chain” between catching the virus and becoming seriously ill, an NHS chief said today.

Chris Hopson, the chief executive of NHS Providers, also warned the new Indian variant will “spread even faster” if lockdown restrictions are lifted on June 21.

Mr Hopson told BBC Breakfast: “The people who came in this time round were actually a lot younger and were a lot less at risk of very serious complication, less at risk of death, and what that means is that they were less demand on critical care.

“What we think we can start to say now, based on that experience, is that it does look as though the vaccines have broken the chain between catching Covid-19 and potentially being very, very seriously ill and potentially dying.

“There were very, very few people who have had those double jabs and had been able to have that build-up of protection after those jabs.”





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