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UK News 'They are nuts': PM hits out at vaccine opponents

13:26  24 july  2020
13:26  24 july  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

Oxford vaccine ‘could give double protection against Covid-19’

  Oxford vaccine ‘could give double protection against Covid-19’ The vaccine being trialled at the University of Oxford has been shown to produce antibodies and ‘killer T-cells’, according to reports.The researchers believe they have made a breakthrough after discovering the jab could provide “double protection” against the virus, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Log in Register Log out . 08:49 GMT24 July 2020. Earlier, the UK government announced that it would invest more than 100 million pounds (6.9 million) in a new facility that would speed up mass production of a vaccine against COVID-19.

One reason vaccination opponents have begun to turn out at ACIP may be that they are disappointed in President Donald Trump, says Paul Offit, who directs the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. A “ vaccine safety and scientific integrity”

The prime minister has described opponents of vaccines as "nuts", as he warned the coronavirus "could come back again".

"There's all these anti-vaxxers now," Boris Johnson told nurses at GP surgery in London.

"They are nuts, they are nuts."

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How might the coronavirus vaccine work?

  How might the coronavirus vaccine work? According to reports, the vaccine candidate being trialled at Oxford may be showing promising results.It is thought that early results indicate the jab could provide double protection – generating an immune response which stimulates the body to produce both antibodies and “killer T-cells”.

Parents who oppose vaccines are not only misinformed, they 're spoiled The anti-vaxxers all cite the same imaginary problems to support their resistance: Vaccines are linked to autism ( they ’re not), they cause autoimmune diseases ( they don’t), they are “messing with nature,” as one pediatrician in a

Politicians have become more cautious about immunisation prospects. They are right to be .

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Speaking on the first anniversary of entering Downing Street, the PM said he believes that by the "middle of next year" Britain will be "well on the way past" COVID-19.

"But I must be clear with people, I do still think that we have tough times ahead in keeping this virus under control," he said.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Boris Johnson visited a GP surgery on the first anniversary of becoming PM © Other Boris Johnson visited a GP surgery on the first anniversary of becoming PM "We have tough times ahead in coming through economically.

"But I've absolutely no doubt that we are going to and this country is going to bounce back stronger than ever before."

How does the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine work?

  How does the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine work? Researchers say the results suggest their vaccine induces two types of immune response.Early results indicate the jab could provide double protection – generating an immune response which stimulates the body to produce both an antibody and T-cell response.

Vaccines have long been considered safe, but many people still believe they are not. Yet many Americans refuse or delay the vaccination of their children out of fear that it could lead to autism Eradication of a disease means that it has been permanently wiped out and that intervention efforts

Could the Dunning-Kruger effect – when individuals’ ignorance about a particular subject makes them believe they 're more expert than they are – be the reason for Our study also finds that people who think they know more than medical experts are more likely to trust information about vaccines from

The coronavirus pandemic has dominated politics for months, with the outbreak killing more than 40,000 people across the UK.

Mr Johnson recently expressed hope of a "more significant return to normality" by Christmas.

Last month, the PM told the nation he believes the UK has "turned the tide" in the fight against the virus.

A feature of life with coronavirus is the social distancing restrictions, which currently encourage people to remain at least one metre apart from others not in their household.

Gallery: Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak around the world (Photo Services)

Mr Johnson said the length of time these measures remain in place will depend on how well the UK manages to control the spread of the virus.

"I'm not going to make a prediction about when these various social distancing measures will come off.

"Obviously we have been able to reduce some of them.

We no longer ask people to stay at home, we're trying to get back much closer to normal but our ability to dispense with the social distancing measures will depend on our continued ability to drive down the virus."

Mr Johnson was speaking as the government announced it wants to double the number of people who get the flu jab this winter, with free vaccinations for those aged over 50 and 11-year-olds.

The PM said getting the jab is something that can help to "protect the NHS", adding he wants "everybody to get a flu jab in the run-up to this winter".

"We want everybody to get a flu jab in the run-up to this winter and that's why we're rolling out the biggest-ever programme of flu immunisation," he said.

"And we're aiming first of all for schoolchildren up to year 7, for pregnant women, for people over 65, for people who are shielded, but then we will be extending it to people who are 50 to 65.

"Now the reason for doing this is to protect the NHS in the winter months because obviously we have still got COVID, we have still got the threat of a second spike on COVID, and it's vital therefore to keep that pressure off the NHS by everybody getting a flu jab and I really hope everybody will."

Stay alert to stop coronavirus spreading - here is the latest government guidance. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.


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