UK moves to endemic



UK
Cases, + 2,445 (+15,811 past 7 days) = 4,414,242

Down 8.6% on the week

Lowest weekly figure since 2nd September

Covid symptom study

Lowers rate of symptomatic infection since May 2020

Moving from pandemic to endemic

Lower levels with occasional outbreaks

Deaths down

Strain on NHS down

Despite relaxations

Road map should continue

Chances of getting infection in next 24 hours

Not vaccinated, 1 in 45,000

One vaccine, 12 days later, 1 in 100,000

Two vaccines, 1 in 150,000

After a million reports

31 people had a positive test after 2nd vaccine

87 after first dose

Symptoms are milder

Still at risk of mild disease

Test if in doubt

Deaths, + 22 (+157 past 7 days) = 127,502

Up 0.6% on the week

Deaths, = 151,243 certificated

Vaccines

Primer dose, 34,094,048

Booster dose, 14,043,961

Total doses, 48,138,009

India

Cases, + 379,257

Turkey

UK variant in Turkey

Population, 82 million

22 million vaccinated

Sinovac vaccine and some Pfizer-BioNtech

Sputnik V soon

March easing

AK Party congresses in March, packed

Early April, some restriction

19:00 today until 17 May

Ramadan and the Eid

US

Cases, + 50,061 = 31,976,888

Deaths, + 556 = 570,421

Vaccination

At least 1 dose, 142,692,987 (43%)

Fully vaccinated, 98,044,421 (29.5%)

US, Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

Can

Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing

Visit with unvaccinated people (including children) from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease

Participate in outdoor activities and recreation without a mask

Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel

Resume international travel, no self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States

Refrain from testing following a known exposure, if asymptomatic, with some exceptions for specific settings

Refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if asymptomatic

Continue to wear a mask

Visiting indoors with unvaccinated people who are at increased risk

Visiting indoors with unvaccinated people from multiple households

Avoid indoor large-sized in-person gatherings

Get tested if symptomatic

US to EU travel

Ursula von der Leyen, vaccinated US tourists should be able to travel the EU summer

The Americans, as far as I see, use European Medicines Agency-approved vaccines

This will enable free movement and travel to the European Union

Restrictions to be lifted depending on the epidemiological situation in the US

European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breto

EU has procured enough doses of vaccine to achieve herd immunity by mid-July

New deal with Pfizer for 1.8 billion doses (now to 2023)

50 million extra Pfizer doses for the second quarter of this year

April, May and June to 250 million Pfizer doses being delivered

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