There could be further lockdown restrictions if the South African mutant strain of Covid continues to spread across the UK, a SAGE scientist warned today.
Professor Mike Tildesley issued a warning following a study which found the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab had ‘minimal effect’ in preventing mild disease.
The Sage scientist told the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme: ‘It means that even with high levels of vaccination there will be a lot of people that could potentially get infected and could potentially pass it on and it may mean that more restrictions might be needed for longer if we can’t get on top of this.’
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