COVID-19 & Booster Vaccines
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This summer, the government has done absolutely nothing to prepare schools, the NHS and communities for the coming autumn COVID wave nor has it got any plans for the subsequent winter COVID wave, a health expert explains.
Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 are behind an increasing wave of infections in the UK. The wall of immunity put up by vaccinations and previous infections is not as strong as it once was. So, what happens next?
Whether repeated COVID-19 vaccine injections may lead to a phenomenon called “immune exhaustion” is a possibility that needs further study.
Control measures may be easing in England, but don’t expect the world to return to how it was in January 2020. Cases may be declining, but they are still incredibly high. Already, it’s estimated a million children were off school because of COVID last week.
Why breakthrough infections in people who have had three jabs shouldn’t alarm you. And why vaccination and protective measures, such as more face mask use, greater testing, and better ventilation, all have an important part to play.
The fact omicron can overcome the wall of protection built up in deprived areas through high levels of prior infection means there is a risk inequalities are going to be repeated in the coming weeks and months.
The views of experts and health professionals on the current UK situation with the Omicron variant.