Matt Hancock, UK Health Minister, presented the latest data on the former Indian version of the Delta this Sunday during an interview on English television.
Guest of Sky News, this Sunday UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock released new data regarding the Indian variant, now known as the Delta variant.
Thus, according to the minister, this option 40% more transferred than the Alpha variant (the new name for the British variant), which itself was 50-70% more infectious than the original strain. Despite this alarming figure, Matt Hancock reassured us about the vaccine response against this variant: “With two doses of the vaccine, we get the same protection as the old version.”
Covid will no longer be a serious illness
And the minister will move on. In his opinion, the intensification of vaccination “will break, but not completely break” the link between Covid and hospitalization. “The second dose has been proven to reduce the risk of hospitalization with the Indian variant of the infection. Everyone should get a second dose because the first dose itself is not as effective, ”Hancock added.
Great Britain will lift restrictive measures completely on June 21. The country has set four goals for this: to introduce the vaccine even more widely; prove that it is effective in reducing hospital admissions and deaths; ensure that the rate of infection does not lead to an increase in hospital admissions; and, finally, that risk assessment is not fundamentally altered by new “worries”.
The country has not yet provided all the answers to these fundamental questions. He still has a few days to clear all doubts … or postpone his complete deconfinement.