Professor Adam Kleczkowski
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Vaccine coverage is among the world’s best and cases have come down from their peak – but the pandemic isn’t over yet.
The vaccination levels needed to cross the line of herd immunity might not be achievable at all, even in the long term. Having driven the numbers down, the government will need to continue to keep a combination of control measures in place.
As the epidemic is increasingly under control, more healthy than infected people will be told to self-isolate or quarantine.
New variants will push the number needed to reach herd immunity up.
As vaccination begins to take effect, what we will be able to do will change – but the transformation will be slow.
The results of the Pfizer vaccine trial are highly promising. But the road to eradicating the coronavirus is likely to be long and difficult.
We’ll achieve herd immunity when 60% of the population is immune to COVID-19. No, wait, make it 70%. Or is it 80%?