- The United States anticipates having at least 600 million doses of the Covid vaccine by the end of July.
- In Britain, a report indicated that Covid infections have dropped by two-thirds.
- The decline in infections was confirmed following the testing of more than 85,400 volunteers in England.
WASHINGTON, DC/LONDON, UK – The United States anticipates having at least 600 million doses of the Covid vaccine by the end of July, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Fauci, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also said it would likely take some time beyond July to vaccinate all Americans.
“I hope that by the time we get to that point.we have enough available for anyone who wants it, that people come forward and we actually do vaccinate that 70 to 85 percent of the population, which hopefully will get us to the point of herd immunity,” he added.
Meanwhile in Britain, a report released on Thursday by Imperial College London indicated that Covid infections have dropped by two-thirds throughout England.
The decline in infections was confirmed following the testing of more than 85,400 volunteers in England between February 4 and 13.
“These encouraging results show that lockdown measures are effectively bringing infections down. It’s reassuring that the reduction in numbers of infections occurred in all ages and in most regions across the country,” said Paul Elliott, director of the program at Imperial College.
“In London, South East and West Midlands, prevalence fell by around 80%, although declines were smaller in the northern regions,” according to the Imperial College report.
This is a significant decline in infections, compared to the last report from January 6 to 22. England entered its third nationwide lockdown on January. 6.
To date, more than 15 million people in the UK have received their first dose of the Covid vaccination since the vaccination campaign began in December.