expert comment on current COVID-19 situation and whether we are entering a third wave


A comment from Professor Jonathan Ball on the current COVID-19 situation in case useful.


Prof Jonathan Ball, Professor of Molecular Virology, University of Nottingham, said:

“There’s a sizeable proportion of our population who aren’t fully vaccinated, and many of these people will be susceptible to infection.  Therefore, as we lift restrictions we may well see a continued rise in infections until vaccine roll-out has  reached these people.

“But a rise in infections is not in itself bad news.  Provided the vaccines continue to protect the vast majority of vulnerable people, cases of severe disease and death should be kept low.  That’s the key indicator here, which is why we need to keep a close eye on it.”



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