UK coronavirus vaccines have weakened link between infections and death, says scientist – Reuters

REUTERS/Henry NichollsLONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – Britains mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign has damaged the link in between infections and deaths but it has not yet been completely broken, the head of a clinical advisory body to the federal government stated on Sunday.Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hoping to raise most remaining coronavirus restrictions on July 19 after being forced to postpone any more alleviating this month since of a growing number of cases mostly from the more infectious Delta variant.Peter Horby, chair of the federal governments New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), told the BBCs “Andrew Marr Show” that Britain was seeing a “much lower level of hospitalisation”. He was asked if there was enough data to say vaccinations had actually broken the link in between the virus and major disease and death. In general, Britain has actually had one of the greatest coronavirus death tolls in the world, with more than 128,000 deaths.
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