Status: 02/21/2021 2:57 am
SPD health expert Lauterbach says, according to Israeli data, vaccinated people are probably not contagious. Johnson wants all British adults to be vaccinated by July 31. All developments in the live blog.
Lauterbach: According to Israeli data, vaccinated people are probably not contagious
The SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach expressed the hope that herd immunity can be achieved with the vaccine from Pfizer and Biontech. In an interview with the newspaper “Bild am Sonntag” Lauterbach refers to the results of a study by the Israeli Ministry of Health and Pfizer. “ The se evaluations are of great importance. The y are the first clear indication that you are not infected and not contagious after vaccination,” he explains.
The vaccination would actually enable herd immunity – “and enable a return to normal life”.
Johnson: Vaccination offer for all British adults through July 31st
All adults in the UK should be offered a first dose vaccination appointment by the end of July. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this in the run-up to final consultations today on easing the third nationwide lockdown. The date mentioned makes it possible to protect risk groups earlier and to weaken corona measures earlier, says Johnson. Originally, September 1st was the target date for this. By April 15 – and not as planned until May – everyone over the age of 50 should be given the opportunity to be vaccinated. Johnson plans to present a comprehensive strategic plan on Monday. Over 17 million people have been vaccinated since December in the UK, which has a population of 67 million.
Read the live blog from Saturday