20. 07. 2021 11:22 | Bratislava / mm, TASR
See a clear table of past winter and current data.
There were cracks in the terraces in London.
In the UK, the number of victims is rising sharply, approaching the same high level as last winter. However, according to experts, due to the vaccine, hospitals are not filled and the death toll is several times lower.
The UK is one of the most vaccinated countries in the world. However, the country is struggling with a significant increase in the number of victims.
“During the winter tide, we tested up to about 60,000 people positively every day … now we are somewhere in the 50,000s. So, we’re close to the level of infections that spread in the winter, and it’s growing,” said Patrick Wallace, chief scientific adviser to the British government.
Despite the high number of vaccines, the report that up to 40 percent of those admitted to the hospital have been vaccinated is alarming. However, looking at the absolute numbers, the situation in the British Isles is much more favorable.
“Without the vaccine – an average of 1,200 people die every day, the number of hospital admissions is about 40,000. With the vaccine – about 40 people die every day, the number of hospital admissions is 3,000, despite the increasing number of new cases.”
Milan Kulkovsky, head of the interior department of the Považská Bystrica University of Applied Sciences.
In practice, this means that although the corona virus is widespread in the UK, high vaccination rates prevent massive hospitalization and subsequent deaths. So, even in this example, Kuklowski says the vaccine clearly works.
“The most important role in the low number of hospitalizations and deaths is in the high-risk group, i.e. senior citizens, where the vaccination rate is high,” he concluded.
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