What is the cost of COVID-19 freedom? A stern warning of “possible super-spreading events” has been issued.
Boris Johnson declared Britain’s independence Wednesday, but warned that it might come at a cost. He also advised young people to get vaccinated or face being barred from all public gatherings. Ending social distancing is the appropriate thing to do, according to the Prime Minister, because putting limitations in place will merely “delay the inevitable.”
As the country celebrated its first day of independence, Sir Patrick Vallance, the country’s chief scientific adviser, cautioned that nightclubs might be “possible super spreading events.” In comparison to older age groups, 35 percent of 18 to 30-year-olds – or three million people – are unvaccinated.
The PM warned that the pandemic is far from ending, and that the only way to prevent the reintroduction of Covid measures is to “continue to be vigilant.”
Mr Johnson, who spent Freedom Day at Chequers after getting pinged, revealed that in September, nightclubs and packed indoor events will be required to use Covid passports that verify immunization status.
The Prime Minister expressed his desire for the country to “enjoy the results of our huge efforts and our massive immunization program.”
“However, in order to do so, we must be cautious and continue to get vaccinated,” he continued.
“That is why we are requesting that you come forward and receive your vaccinations right away.”
Concerns regarding the decision to go forward with the so-called Freedom Day have been fueled by rising Covid case rates.
Mr Johnson, on the other hand, believes the country has reached a tipping point now that the majority of individuals have been vaccinated.
Deaths and hospitalizations are increasing, but experts say this is “well within the margins” of what they expect at this point.
The school holidays give a “firebreak,” according to the report, and failing to open up now will result in “much harder” conditions in the coming months.
“There comes a moment when so many people have been vaccinated when additional limitations no longer prevent hospitalizations and fatalities, but only postpone the inevitable,” the PM added.
“As a result, we have to ask ourselves, if not now, when?”
Mr Johnson expressed his hope that the reforms made yesterday will be permanent. However, he admitted that he “can’t guarantee it” and that “we have to be modest in the face of nature.”
According to the latest numbers, 82.4 million Covid vaccines have been administered in the United Kingdom, with 36 million of those being second doses.
Another 39,950 lab-confirmed Covid cases had been registered by yesterday morning, and another 19 people had died in the previous 28 days. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”