More than 150,000 people in the UK have now died within 28 days of a positive Covid test since the pandemic began. A further 313 deaths were reported in the government’s daily figures on Saturday, taking the total to 150,057 British media reported on Sunday. (VX Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti)
London (The Independent) The former chief of the UK’s vaccine task force says the mass vaccination programme should end after the booster campaign – and Covid-19 should be treated as an endemic virus like the flu.
Dr Clive Dix thinks the UK should focus on “stopping progression to severe disease in vulnerable groups”. He supports the current booster vaccine drive but believes it is time to “manage disease, not virus spread”.