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Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Indian variant could threaten easing of restrictions in June” – below is their description.
You thought it was all over, but it isn’t yet. The road map is still on course – for now.
Monday’s planned reopening in England will go ahead, but as for June? Watch this space.
The Prime Minister has warned the Indian variant of the virus is more transmissible than others and could pose a “serious disruption” to getting back to normal. Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said he believes it will become the dominant variant in the UK.
To combat a surge in cases, there will be a surge in vaccinations, and if you’re over 50 or clinically vulnerable you will now wait just eight weeks between doses.
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In This Story: Chris Whitty
Christopher John MacRae Whitty CB FRCP FFPH FMedSci is an English physician and epidemiologist who is Chief Medical Officer for England, Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health and Social Care and Head of the National Institute for Health Research in the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
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In This Story: India
It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.