The UK is rapidly getting rid of the coronavirus from the country and a latest report has shown that the UK is vaccinating 200,000 people a day in a fight to rid the coronavirus from the nation.
Britain is attempting accelerate their immunization of people to a rapid two million a week to cover the most vulnerable by mid-February, said Matt Hancock, UK Health Secretary, on Sunday. In an interview with the English news outlet, SkyNews, Hancock said that “At the moment we’re running over 200,000 people being vaccinated every day,” he told Sky News. “We’ve now vaccinated around a third of the over-80s in this country, so we are making significant progress, but there’s still further expansion to go. This week we are opening mass vaccination centres.”
Now that a highly transmissible new string of the deadly virus deadly has emerged in Britain, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson cashed in on acquiring the vaccines and rushing out the distribution of vaccines in a bid to stop the spread of the pandemic in the UK. It is worth noting that the UK currently has the world’s fifth-highest official death toll resulting from the spread of the COVID-19. The number of people infected stands at 80,000, out of which 1,325 deaths have been reported within a matter of 28 days of a positive test on Friday surpassed the previous daily record toll from last April.
While addressing the press, Boris Johnson discussed: “Our hospitals are under more pressure than at any other time since the start of the pandemic, and infection rates across the entire country continue to soar at an alarming rate,” mentioned Johnson in his address. He continued and added that “The NHS (National Health Service) is under severe strain and we must take action to protect it, both so our doctors and nurses can continue to save lives and so they can vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as we can.”
On the opposing end, the London Mayor Sadiq Khan, from the Labour Party, believes that “the hospital beds in the capital would run out within the next few weeks because the numbers suggest that the spread of the virus is “out of control. We are declaring a major incident because the threat this virus poses to our city is at crisis point,” Khan said.