UK: Despite a 65% vaccination rate, the Covid situation is far worse than September 2020

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The UK announced its plan to deal with Covid this coming winter in a marathon one hour press conference in Downing Street this afternoon. The main image pretty much sums it up. Despite 65% of the UK population having been vaccinated, the current Covid situation is far worse than at the same point last year.

 

At 24:25 in the conference:

 

Oh, and the vaccines have been so successful you will need to have a third dose to top up that incredible success. 

 

65% of the population have been vaccinated in the UK:

 

Whilst the Downing Street press conference was being held, today’s UK Covid figures were released. Another 185 people have died and more than 1,000 have gone into hospital since yesterday.

 

If you have an hour to spare, here’s that Downing Street press conference in full

 

**UPDATE **

UK SAGE: Between 2,000 and 7,000 people a day could be hospitalised with Covid in England next month (The Guardian)

SAGE DOCUMENT: SPI-M-O: Consensus statement on COVID-19, 8 September 2021

 

The UK announces its winter Covid plans