(ANSA) – LONDON, DECEMBER 03 – There are another 50,584 infections from Covid recorded in the last 24 hours in the United Kingdom, with a decrease of over 3000 compared to yesterday, even if the estimates on a weekly basis – not yet affected by the potential impact of the Omicron variant, which for now has recorded cases on the island only in the order of dozens – still indicate an increase in new cases: with a share of infected now calculated at one every 60 inhabitants at the end of November in the entire British territory , against one in every 65 the previous week.
The deaths, however, remain more or less stable (143) and the total number of hospitalized patients continues in the downward trend in progress for over a month (approximately 7300 against the 7600 counted up to yesterday) thanks to the effect attributed by specialists especially to vaccines. .
Meanwhile, the daily doses administered return to travel on the half million, with over 420,000 boosters (third doses of reinforcement) as part of the relaunch of a mass vaccination campaign also encouraged by the data of an updated research just published by scientists from the universities of Southampton and of Edinburgh which confirms the effectiveness of the boosters. According to these data, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, administered as a third dose almost exclusively both in the Kingdom and in other Western countries, in fact guarantee a particularly high level of immune protection starting 10-12 weeks after the second dose. While a good, but inferior protection is found in the experimentation even by injecting the antidotes AstraZeneca, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson or the Chinese vaccine Curevac. (HANDLE).
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