Johnson is optimistic about the vaccine against the Indian variant as its number mount up


Britain is increasingly confident that vaccines work against the coronavirus variant first identified in India, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

And a leading epidemiologist said it might be spreading less quickly than feared.

Mr. Johnson had said the emergence of the B1617.2 variant might derail his plans to lift England’s lockdown fully on June 21, but on Wednesday he said the latest data was encouraging.

Almost 3,000 Indian variant COVID cases have been recorded in the UK so far.

Publish : 2021-05-20 07:30:00

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