Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce Covid’s winter plans on Tuesday, explaining how the government will tackle the virus over the next few months.
He is expected to abolish some of the Coronavirus Act, but instead of focusing on vaccination instead, he resists the announcement of the winter blockade.
However, another blockade has not been completely eliminated.
Is there a winter blockade?
Senior government scientists said earlier Me The government has developed an emergency response plan for the October “firebreak” closure in case hospitalization continues at current levels and threatens to overload the NHS.
But Health Minister Sajid Javid said, “I don’t think that’s something we need to consider.”
Instead, the vaccine deployment can be extended to children up to the age of 12, and booster jabs for the most vulnerable people could start as early as this month.
A member of the government’s scientific advisory group (Sage) for emergencies said MeDavid Parsley of the United Kingdom is about to plunge into an “extended peak” of infectious diseases and hospitalization last week. This could cause the NHS to cross the threshold and the government to reintroduce the limit in the school half-year at the end of October. ..
“This is essentially a preventative break that Sage proposed last year,” said Sage scientists.
“It is wise to develop an emergency response plan and, if a blockade is required, time it to minimize the economic and social impact.”
The Ministry of Education has denied that the government plans to block the firebreak around the first half of October.
However, a government spokesperson said, “We have an emergency response plan as part of a responsible plan for various scenarios, but such measures are the last to prevent unsustainable pressure on the NHS. It will be reintroduced only as a means of. “
On Monday morning, Professor Niall Ferguson, who modeled what helped Britain enter the blockade in March 2020, was asked if further blockages could be eliminated altogether.
He said, “I hope so,” but added, “Nothing can be completely ruled out.”
Plan to extend vaccine deployment
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which regulates drug safety and efficacy, approves a third vaccination and uses Pfizer and Oxford / AstraZeneca jabs to immunize those who are already taking it. It was confirmed that the decrease in power can be promoted. 2 doses.
June Raine, CEO of MHRA, said in a statement that both major vaccines previously used in the UK deployment could also be deployed in boosters.
She states: “We know that immunity can decline over time after the first vaccination. The Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and AstraZeneca is a safe and effective booster. I’m glad to see that it can be used.
“This is an important regulatory change to give additional options to vaccination programs that have saved the lives of thousands of people so far. JCVI will administer booster jab or not, and if so, which vaccine. Will advise you if you should use. “
Earlier this week, Chief Health Officers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland decided to offer children under the age of 16 the opportunity to be vaccinated after the Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization (JCVI) refused. Will be decided. The risk-benefit comparison was so finely balanced that a call for this issue.