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Hancock: jab works against Indian variant

Hancock: jab works against Indian variant

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Hancock: jab works against Indian variant – watch interview

The UK has increasing confidence that Covid-19 vaccines work against the Indian variant of the virus.  This according to Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Scientists believe that the variant is more transmissible and cases of it nearly tripled to 1,313 in the past week.

But Matt Hancock said early lab data showed vaccines remained effective.

He said the maojrity of those in hospital in Bolton – a hotspot for the Indian variant – were vaccinated.

The Health Secretary was responding to questions by Andrew Marr about whether the Indian variant was under control.

On Friday the Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the Indian variant could pose serious disruption to the final stage of lockdown easing in England on 21 June.

video: BBC’s Andrew Marr Show

What are you thoughts on the issue?  Should there be compulsory vaccination?  Is there another way of handling this problem?  How strict should the government be with the public?


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