Experts are increasingly signaling that the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, despite the still huge number of infections, is starting to become endemic. Researchers have also begun to point out that the UK may be one of the first countries in the world to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Just a few days ago, Dr. Mike Tildesley of the University of Warwick that “Omicron is probably the first ray of hope” because it is a weaker mutation than the Delta variant and causes milder symptoms. Now, Professor David Heymann of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), in turn, said the first signs of an endemic form of the disease are starting to appear in the UK. – [Nie będzie można ogłosić końca pandemii]until all countries complete what they need to do to make this virus more tamed and endemic. Overall, the countries we know best in the northern hemisphere are going through different stages of the pandemic right now. And probably Britain is closer than any other country [z tego kręgu]to recover from a pandemic as long as it is no longer beyond the pandemic and the disease is not as endemic as the other four coronaviruses, the professor said at the Chatham House web conference.
Population resistance is very high in the UK
However, it can certainly be said that population immunity in the UK is really at a very high level. – This means immunity to serious illness and death after infection if someone has been vaccinated or re-infected after having an outbreak before, and population immunity appears to suppress viruses and variants without causing serious illness or death in countries where the population’s immunity is high. I looked at the latest ONS report on population resistance, which estimated that about 95 percent. of the population in England and slightly fewer than elsewhere in the UK have antibodies to coronavirus, after vaccinations or after natural infection. And as I said, it is these antibodies that stop the virus. And now it seems more like an endemic coronavirus than one that causes a pandemic, Professor David Heymann added.
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