Highest death in 7 months… Increased burden on the public health system
Expert “If great luck is not followed, it will be a ‘great crisis’ in 3 months”
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Jeon Myung-hoon = The UK is struggling with the number of daily confirmed cases approaching 50,000 per day.
It is pointed out that he may have taken off the mask too hastily to give a toast, saying that he had started the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the Guardian on the 19th (local time), the number of confirmed cases of Corona 19 in the UK on the 18th recorded 48,703.
The weekly average of the number of daily confirmed cases is 44,145, the highest in the world, the Guardian pointed out.
In the UK, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths within 28 days stood at 223, the highest in seven months.
According to the BBC, the number of confirmed cases in July and October of this year also reached 3 million.
As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is soaring, the burden on the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is also increasing.
The number of patients waiting to be treated in hospitals due to other diseases and other diseases stood at a record high of 5.7 million, the Guardian reported.
Many view whether the loosened quarantine measures have caused such a crisis.
The UK has eased restrictions on wearing some masks since July. The limit on the number of meetings has also disappeared.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that while the coronavirus remains a risk, he wants the UK to remain “one of the freest societies” in Europe with very limited restrictions.
In fact, the British people are also enjoying ‘freedom’.
According to the results of a study by Imperial University in London, UK, the response that British people ‘no longer wear masks’ was higher than those of people from other Western European countries such as Germany, France and Spain.
Although the number of confirmed cases has been rapidly increasing recently, there are also research results that show that there is no significant change in the frequency of external contact among children.
In a situation where the effectiveness of masks to prevent infection is clear, there are many views that the measures to mitigate the use of masks may be the cause of the recent resurgence.
It is also possible that the immunity secured by the vaccine may have been weakened.
According to the British Medical Journal (BJM), it was found that even after the second vaccination was completed, the immune effect was significantly weakened after about 6 months. It is the result of analyzing the data entered by the corona patients into the symptom monitoring app.
In the UK, the rate of vaccination at least once is 86.0% and the completion rate of vaccination is 78.9%. However, as Britain has been the first country in the world to vaccinate and it has been a long time, the effectiveness may have weakened.
It is also pointed out that the ‘Delta offspring mutation’ virus, which has recently spread in the UK, is the cause of the increase in the number of confirmed cases.
This mutation, so-called ‘delta plus’, is said to account for about 8% of new confirmed cases in the UK.
Former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director Scott Gottlieb tweeted, “We need urgent research to determine whether Delta Plus is more contagious or has the ability to evade immunity.”
Despite this situation, the British government has been passive in preparing countermeasures, causing dissatisfaction among experts.
Prime Minister Johnson announced last month that he would apply ‘Plan B’, including mandatory masks, if the medical system could not handle it, while announcing plans to prepare for winter with relaxed quarantine measures and ‘boost shot’ vaccinations.
In response, Matthew Taylor, president of the NHS Conferderation, a British health care organization, said, “It’s on the brink. If you don’t get a lot of luck, you could get into a serious crisis within the next three months. should be introduced,” he warned.
Professor Christina Paisle of University College London (UCL) in the UK said, “The number of confirmed cases and hospitalizations are steadily increasing. Infection control is not being done in schools. The government should immediately move to Plan B and expand vaccination.” told the Guardian.
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