Winter could come early “if the viruses are allowed to spread in the UK,” the leading professor said.
“I’m not sure about ending the epidemic before winter – I’m not buying it,” he told Times Radio.
“If you do a little to stop the spread of other respiratory viruses, which were very few because we were locked, our winter could come early, if you want. Winter is far away and by then we could have new treatments. And I’d rather keep incidents as low as we can. “
It comes after the U.S. State Department and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the highest warnings against travel to the UK on Monday due to a growing number of Covid cases.
Each raised the UK to the fourth level, telling Americans that they should avoid traveling there. In May, the U.S. government downgraded the United Kingdom to a Level 3 advisory assessment.
A sharp warning from PHE
Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England, said: “The past 18 months have been difficult for all of us. Now the restrictions have been lifted, many of us want to go back to what we enjoy most.
“However, we must do so carefully and remain reasonable. We are in a wave of infections that has seen an increase of over 40% in the last week, there is still a risk of serious illness for many people. We can all reduce the risk by taking both doses of the vaccine, testing ourselves twice a week at home, and spending more time outside or in well-ventilated rooms. Let’s all be awake. “
Update on vaccination number
Government data as of July 19 show that of the 82,592,996 Covid stings given in the UK, 46,349,709 were first doses, up from 35,670 the previous day.
About 36,243,287 were other doses, an increase of 143,560.
Update Covid case data and death toll
As of Tuesday at 9am in the UK, there were a further 46,558 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the laboratory, the government said.
A further 96 people died within 28 days of positive testing for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, the highest recorded daily figure since March 24, with the UK bringing in 128,823.
Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that 154,000 deaths have been reported in the UK, where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.
The Lions will play the final two tests of the series against South Africa in Cape Town
The British and Irish lions will play the last two tests of their series against South Africa in Cape Town to reduce the risk of any camp suffering additional coronavirus epidemics.
After Saturday’s opening at Cape Town Stadium, the tour was to move to Johannesburg for the remaining matches.
However, the severity of the Gauteng pandemic, where the Delta variant is causing escalating problems, has forced reconsideration in collaboration with medical experts.
SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux said: “The data only pointed in one direction. The series has already been significantly disrupted by Covid-19 and a return to Gauteng at this point would only increase the risks.
“We now have two teams in bio-safe environments without any positive cases or anyone in isolation. A current return to Highveld would put the series at risk again.
“Everyone wants to see the two teams, in their strongest lineup, play a memorable series over the next three weekends and this decision gives us the best chance to make it happen.”
Covid-19 sturgeon briefings attracted 250,000 spectators at the height of the pandemic, lawmakers said
Approximately a quarter of a million Scots have adapted to watching a briefing on Nicole Sturgeon’s coronavirus in the midst of a pandemic, lawmakers were told.
Although opposition SMEs criticized BBC Scotland for broadcasting briefings – which were held every day at one point – news and current affairs chief Gary Smith said the corporation “concluded that it was right to put these briefings on television because we think they contained important public health information ”.
Mr Smith said audience numbers for briefings, at which journalists questioned the first minister on coronavirus issues, “differed”.
But he told Westminster Scottish Affairs MPs: “At the height of the pandemic, we had a little about a quarter of a million people watching live briefings of the briefing, which has dropped quite a bit now.”
The Minister expresses concern about the number of men in the body that makes decisions about vaccines
Pregnant women did not have priority in considering Covid-19 because of male dominance on the decision-making committee, according to the health minister.
Nadine Dorries said she was “shocked” by the discovery of the number of men and women on the Joint Vaccination and Immunization Committee (JCVI).
The Minister suggested that scientific committees that make decisions on women’s health should have a gender balance.
Sir Charles Walker says he would vote against the passport proposal for the Covid nightclub
The vice president of the 1922 Conservative MPs Committee, Sir Charles Walker (Broxbourne), said he would vote against government proposals to use Covid passports in nightclubs.
Asked on BBC Radio 4 World At One if he would support the plans by voting, he said: “There will be a vote to vote against the government, I voted against the government on most things that have to do with Covid.”
A lock skeptic said: “The government has said it will not introduce vaccine passports, and it has.
“I think they will start with nightclubs and then quickly switch to other places and parts of the hospitality sector.
“I’m afraid this is just part of the pattern, things are turned off and then a volte-face is made.”
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Downing Street: Full vaccination will still be mandatory to enter the nightclub this fall
Downing Street has suggested that full vaccination will still be mandatory to enter a nightclub this fall, whether or not there is a significant increase in intake among young people.
An official spokesman for the prime minister said: “This is the policy outlined by the prime minister and this is what we will introduce by the end of September.”