Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
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What is the government’s strategy regarding Covid-19 vaccines? Is it the right one? What do the experts think about it?
It is not acceptable to expose any particular age group to transmission with a virus we still don’t know much about, without regard for long-COVID, virus adaptation, and illness.
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.
I have been looking at data on sequenced variants. I have also been thinking about our vaccination programme and India. The Indian variant needs to trigger surge testing in England.
New COVID variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global ‘maximum suppression’.5 min read
COVID-19 variants of concern have changed the game. We need to recognise and act on this to avoid future waves of infections, yet more lockdowns and restrictions, and avoidable illness and death.
Vaccine nationalism will block our path out of the pandemic – so how do we resist our tribal instinct?5 min read
Governments are naturally under pressure to focus on national rollouts. But the truth is none of us is safe until we are all safe. We might prefer our own tribe but, to the virus, the world’s population is one big tribe.