At a press conference on Monday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the expert explained that the data is not surprising, given that vaccines, he said, are not one hundred percent effective against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Vallance stressed on the same day that it is very, very effective, but not 100 percent, as England has canceled the mandatory use of the mask and social distancing, as part of the government’s decision to return to normal life.
In this regard, the official warned that lifting restrictions would inevitably lead to an increase in hospitalizations and deaths, although it did not reach, according to him, the levels of the previous wave.
Vallance said hospitalizations are expected to exceed 1,000 per day and deaths to exceed 100.
Johnson, for his part, defended the decision to end the restrictions, but refused to stress that the move was irreversible.
We cannot guarantee that the roadmap to getting out of confinement will be irreversible, the conservative governor admitted, after noting that it may be necessary to respond to the new variables of Covid-19.
He also backed the Minister of Vaccination, Nadim Zahawi, who announced on Monday that from September only those who show evidence of full immunization will be able to enter nightclubs that reopen on Monday.
I don’t want them to close (the clubs) again, but they will have to act in a socially responsible manner, Johnson pointed out, despite the voluntary vaccination in the UK.
According to the official report, 39,950 new positive cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Monday and 19 more deaths in the United Kingdom, while there are more than four thousand patients who have symptoms of the disease in hospitals.
To date, 36 million people, or 68.5 percent of the country’s total of 53 million adults, have completed vaccine treatment with the two recommended doses.