The UK is preparing an alternative plan to counter the increase in daily cases

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) consults with local authorities to assess the possibility of “immediate implementation of the winter plan” To deal with the increasing pressure from foreigners on the NHS.

The combination of the delta variant and subvariables of MERS-CoV with other respiratory diseases, such as seasonal influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), is feared. What could they have Serious consequences for children and the elderly. Until now, Boris Johnson’s government – which in recent days has urged residents to take the third dose – has been reluctant to introduce new restrictive rules.Despite expert advice. government now Avoids imposing vaccination passports to get to crowded places and large meetings as well as asking for masks again. They are unpopular measures among a population fed up with “lockdowns” (quarantine) Since the beginning of 2020. A decision has been made to end restrictions last July. But now the case curve has increased dramatically.

End of this week A positive sign appeared in the number of daily infections: it fell to 39,962, nearly 5,000 fewer than on Saturday: for the first time, less than 40,000 after 11 days.

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The number of deaths also decreased for the second day in a row to 72 (Although some statistical delays related to the weekend were mitigated), compared to 135 previously. While the total number of hospitalizations remains stable at the moment at 8,238, compared to a maximum of 39,000 waves of previous months, thanks to The ‘barrier’ effect has been attributed to two doses of vaccines given to 80% of the population over 12 years of age.

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The Daily Mail asks in its online edition: “Is Plan B imminent?” Health chiefs support ‘instant posting’ to return to ‘home office’ or work remotely from home and Covid passports, according to a “confidential document”, but Chancellor (a position equivalent to that of Finance Minister) Rishi Sunak insists that It is not necessary “for now”.

Sunak insisted that the data shows that it is not yet necessary to return to remote work or enter Covid passports. His comments came after the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) contacted local authorities on Friday to check their level of support for the “immediate implementation of Winter Plan or ‘Plan B'”.

a A ‘sensitive official’ document Saw it on the Sunday Observer Seeks the opinions of local councils throughout England to pass them on to the Cabinet before the end of last Friday. And A prominent government scientist said that a “kind of plan B” was necessary immediately. Professor Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI), stated that The number of hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19 are rising, and he warned against complacency in the face of the “worst” situation.

but COVID-19 infections fell by 11% in a week: The Health Ministry reported 39,962 cases on Sunday, down from 45,140 the previous Sunday. And 44,985 cases were registered on Saturday. And despite the weekly decline, the number of people dying from the virus has increased since then 72 deaths were recorded, compared to 57 on October 17An increase of 26%.

first Minister Boris Johnson is focusing a lot on preparations for the upcoming COP26 climate summit, According to some critics. Tensions are rising in the government because of slow application of vaccines to adolescents aged 12 to 15 years, to whom the first dose is applied, which coincided with A sharp increase in infections and hospitalizations.

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This weekend a A nationwide advertising campaign, through billboards, radio and television, to attract interest in vaccines Against influenza and covid. Approximately Half of the people who could get the third dose hadn’t turned up yet. About 4.5 million people have received the booster shot, but more than 5 million have not yet received it.. Meanwhile, vaccination rates have fallen. In the week ending October 22, 1.8 million vaccines were administered, half of the peak in April, when 3.6 million were vaccinated people in a week.

The Admissions and deaths from Covid over the next year could be halved if 90% of those over 50 receive the third dose, According to the expectations of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. If not, the projection suggests that there will be only a 50% reduction of cases.

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