UK fails to take swift action against COVID-19 pandemic, says leading scientist

A leading UK scientist working on the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine has criticized how the British government handled the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of the revolution. Sarah Gilbert, who led the team behind the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine, has said the UK has not failed the warnings too late into the pandemic, and in some ways, lessons remain unlearned. . Professor Gilbert, while speaking to Observer, acknowledged the government’s attempt to set up a vaccine manufacturing center, but said it would have been better if it had been established in 2020. , adding that it will not work until the end of 2021, which is very late.

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Dr Gilbert also highlighted the government ‘s failure to issue warnings about’ X disease ‘, which the World Health Organization (WHO) had long warned. Dr Gilbert also highlighted how everyone was still talking about the dangers of airborne viruses when it was already clear that a coronavirus had spread through the air after a revolution. Mers in 2015. This comes as the UK government moves towards vaccinating 15 million people by 15 February.

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UK vaccine drive

The inoculation campaign in the UK is currently in full swing with over 14 million people vaccinated to date. The UK Government expects to vaccinate 15 million people by mid-February so they can start easing restrictions in the country by early March as the vaccines will take at least 15 days to stimulate an immune response. The UK has recorded more than 4 million cases of COVID-19 to date, and more than 1,16,000 people have lost their lives.

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The UK is currently seeing a second wave, triggered by a new strain of the COVID-19 virus. On 12 February, the UK registered more than 14,000 new cases and more than 750 new deaths. The UK has surpassed the highest rate since registering an average of more than 50,000 new cases to date at 15,000 cases per day. However, the infection rate remains high compared to some of the other countries on the list of most affected countries.

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