Covid UK news – Pingdemic forces 700,000 to self-isolate as 1 in 5 Brits admit to breaking coronavirus quarantine rules

BRITAIN is close to herd immunity, with the Covid pandemic “pretty much over for the UK”, a scientist has claimed.

It comes after a week where covid case numbers steadily dropped for seven days straight, puzzling experts and providing a glimmer of hope.

They have suggested the fall is a fluke due to the football being over, the warm weather and a lack of testing with kids being off school.

But others disagree, saying it shows vaccines are working combined with natural immunity from past infections to beat back the virus.

Dr David Matthews, a virologist and expert in coronaviruses from the University of Bristol, told the Telegraph: “In terms of herd immunity – by which we mean the virus has managed to reach everybody and therefore most people will have a level of immune memory – I suspect we’re very close to it.”

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