Vaccinating adolescents could help prevent third wave of Covid in UK – study

Posted by on April 27, 2021 7:01 pm
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Slowing down relaxation of coronavirus restrictions also among measures suggested by Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Vaccinating older children and slowing down the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions are among measures that could help to prevent a third wave of Covid in the UK, according to a report from an organisation set up by the former prime minister Tony Blair.

The government’s roadmap suggests all Covid restrictions could be lifted in England on 21 June. However, scientists have warned that even with an ongoing vaccination programme, the plan could lead to a resurgence of the virus and thousands, if not tens of thousands, of additional Covid-related deaths by summer next year.

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