HEALTH Secretary Matt Hancock as we speak blasted anti-vaxxers, telling them taking the brand new coronavirus vaccine shall be “a lot much less worse than getting the virus”.
Talking to LBC, Hancock mentioned the vaccine “protects you, folks round you, and your family members” and dismissed the discredited anti-vax motion as folks within the excessive minority.
“It would not be allowed if it weren’t protected and that is why we have been doing these trials and why we’ve not but rolled out the vaccine, as a result of we’re completely decided that will probably be protected,” Mr Hancock mentioned.
Showing on BBC Radio 4’s Right now programme earlier, Hancock mentioned it was “too early” to find out whether or not the lockdown in England will finish on December 2 as deliberate.
“We have seen within the final week that there’s nonetheless a really excessive variety of circumstances however we do completely need to come out of this nationwide lockdown,” he mentioned.
“That’s our purpose, all people has a component to play in making that occur in fact, following the social distancing guidelines and isolating when you have to, which is the vital factor,” he added.
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Boris Johnson is at present self-isolating after coming into contact with an MP who examined constructive for coronavirus.
A spokesperson for the PM mentioned that he was doing properly and had no signs.
Mr Johnson met with a small group of MPs in No10 on Thursday morning together with Lee Anderson, MP for Ashfield who subsequently examined constructive for Covid-19.
In the meantime, the Authorities introduced as we speak that two new “mega labs” will open within the new 12 months processing a couple of million Covid exams.
The 2 labs, in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and in Scotland, will double the present capability of 520,000 exams a day to probably attain Boris Johnson’s pledge to get all Covid check outcomes again inside 24 hours.