Britain’s fourth COVID vaccine would be just days away from being approved for use, as the Government plans to extend the rollout to the under 50s.
A decision by the health regulator on the single-dose Janssen jab is expected to be made within the next ten days, and the Government’s order of 30 million doses, which it secured last summer, will add to the UK’s increasing stockpile.
The announcement comes as hundreds of thousands of the 17 million doses of the Moderna vaccine are also coming on stream.
The first injections were given in Wales last week, and are now being stretched to the rest of the United Kingdom, and the renewed speed of the rollout means that Ministers are now in a position to offer jabs to the under 50s, just as lockdown rules are eased tomorrow and pubs, restaurants, gyms and hairdressers prepare to welcome back their customers, and more than £300 million is expected to be spent on the hospitality industry this week.
The United Kingdom also smashed its daily record for second jabs for the second day running, with 450,136 doses given on Friday, taking the number of second jabs to 6,991,310, or 13.3 per cent of all UK adults.
A total of 32,010,244 people have received their first dose, which is approximately 61 per cent of all adults, and on April 6, the latest day for which data was available, just 221 people were admitted to hospital with COVID 19, while the 2,589 positive tests represent a drop of nearly a third in a week. However, another 40 deaths were recorded.
A Mail on Sunday poll has found that the return to pubs, restaurants and shops has been welcomed by huge numbers of people, and the most popular change to lockdown rules is the return of visits to the homes of friends and family, which has been welcomed by 86 per cent of people.
Deltapoll discovered that voters overwhelmingly supported the use of vaccine passports to speed up the relaxation of COVID restrictions, with 63 per cent in support and only 25 per cent opposed.
The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is studying data from trials of the Janssen jab, made by the US firm Johnson & Johnson, amid allegations that its use has led to extraordinary rare incidents of blood clots.
It uses similar technology to that being used in the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was last week restricted in the United Kingdom to the over 30s because of the same rare side effect.
As for people supporting vaccine passports in real life, are these findings questionable, or flat out fake poll propaganda? And what we’re putting into our bodies is not really a vaccine because a vaccine by definition gives immunity to a disease, and at the moment we have no idea if this jab gives immunity to anything.
In the best-case scenario, it simply decreases the risk of getting a severe case of a virus if one catches it. Therefore, this is a medical treatment, not a vaccine, and do you really want to take medical treatment for an illness you don’t have?
The establishment insists that this medical procedure is safe, but they can’t possibly know this because the long term effects are entirely unknown, and will not be known for numerous years. They may speculate that it’s safe, but it’s dishonest for them to make such a claim that can’t possibly be known, and it’s only a COVID suppressant at best!