BRITAIN will be forced into yet more lockdowns unless we increase the speed of people getting their second vaccination, experts have warned.
While the UK has finally had its first day without a SINGLE Covid death today the Department of Health still reported a further 3,165 cases.
It is believed to be both more transmissible than the variant first detected in Kent, which previously dominated, and somewhat more resistant to Covid vaccines, particularly after one dose.
Scientists now fear that unless the UK speeds up its vaccination programme to get Brits their second dose, the strain will run riot among people who’ve only had a single jab – increasing hospitalisations and deaths.
Professor Ravi Gupta, a member (Nervtag), said the UK is already in the grip of an “early” third wave of Covid-19 infections and and we should now push back plans to scrap all Covid measures on June 21 “by a few weeks”.
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