But there are still millions of people who have not yet received a vaccine.
They are mostly under 50 and thus, even if they do contract Covid, are thought to be less likely to develop a severe enough case to require hospitalization.
“The Delta variant has made the process considerably more difficult.”Under Monday’s announcement, there will be a review of government Covid-19 rules on June 28 and, if the situation improves significantly, restrictions could be lifted on July 5.
The delay is intended to allow millions more vaccines to be administered, ramping up the second doses that appear to be critical in protecting against the Delta variant.
In particular, the time between the first and second vaccine shots given to those 40 or older will be shortened, with all of that group offered two doses by July 19.
”, Mark Woolhouse
Alpha, University of Edinburgh
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