UK: London sees a large rise in coronavirus cases as Freedom Day looms

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As the UK Health minister has just found out, London is seeing a large rise in new Covid cases in both the vaccinated and unvaccinated population during the third UK wave. Although the Covid case numbers haven’t quite yet reached the same heights as the peak of the second UK wave in January 2021, the numbers are clearly headed in that same direction.

Below shows the extent of the virus infections on the 18th January 2021 during the peak of the second wave.

What is extraordinary is the similarity in the infection profiles for the two separate waves despite the fact the UK vaccination campaign had barely started in January 2021, and has now apparently reached of 90% of the adult population.




** This post was originally published on July 17, 2021 **