Some experts have questioned whether a “booster” dose will be needed for most healthy people in the coming months as epidemiologists continue to monitor the spread of the “Delta” mutant COVID strain component responsible. of the UK’s decision to delay lifting its lockdown. In rich countries like the US, the link between infections and deaths has decreased. Now, in some areas, however, the focus is shifting to learning to live with COVID, as we know how to survive the flu.
In this example, the number of confirmed cases is not as important as the number who have been hospitalized.
“It’s possible we’re going to get to a stage where we’re just monitoring hospitalizations,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, who is fixing one of the most comprehensive platforms to track the virus and its impact, making it a critical source of international data on pandemics.
Before vaccinations began in the US, UK and Europe, an increase in case numbers often led to a surge in hospitalizations and deaths, perhaps with a slight delay. But now, with many of the most vulnerable already vaccinated, scientists and government officials want to see if the expanding scope of vaccination will finally break the cycle. The situation in the UK is the most compelling example to date.
Nearly 46% of the British population is fully vaccinated, helping to reduce daily deaths to the lowest level since last summer. Despite cases of a wide variety of delta, a much more transferable offense first known in India, almost doubled last week, Public Health England said on Friday. Hospitalization was also longer interrupted, although the majority of hospitalized patients had not yet been fully vaccinated. – READ MORE
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