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Britain officially no longer in a pandemic

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Esspee Fri 23-Apr-21 06:28:59

Isn’t this the best news!

MayBee70 Mon 26-Apr-21 00:05:37

Glenco

Very glad the UK (or Britain) is doing so well, but I think saying it is no longer in a pandemic is rather irresponsible. In Australia we have had less than 30,000 cases and 910 deaths (35 per million population) and I think only 27 active cases now, but we are still being told not to get complacent as we are still in a pandemic and just one person doing the wrong thing can change it all.

Look at what’s happened in Perth. I hope it’s successfully contained.

Okdokey08 Sun 25-Apr-21 23:23:17

Oh I’m really hoping it changes for all of you in Germany. I do feel we should have approached this in a more humanitarian way and shared the vaccine, but also feel sojj mum evidently the EU has been too cautious. I understand the need to be sure, but this virus is not giving people the tinn m e for this consideration. People take risks every day in operations, so I’m hoping the whole world gets to grips with this, even though the EU seem to want to punish Britain for Brexit, it’s a bit like a kid who wants to move out and live independently.

lemongrove Sun 25-Apr-21 14:46:23

Puzzler61

I agree the NHS are the vaccine champions (and all the Volunteers), but I am truly glad our Government - who have made many mistakes - put early orders in for all the millions of vaccines that we are all getting. The cost must have been huge, and other countries have dallied and we didn’t.

Exactly Puzzler
Have just read that a lot of scientists have written to Johnson to urge him to try and get the country back to normal, definitely by June 21st ( government timeline.) No doubt economists are saying the same thing too, for different reasons.

Glenco Sun 25-Apr-21 14:36:16

The only infections we get now is from returning travellers and occasionally community spread linked to them.

Glenco Sun 25-Apr-21 14:34:59

Very glad the UK (or Britain) is doing so well, but I think saying it is no longer in a pandemic is rather irresponsible. In Australia we have had less than 30,000 cases and 910 deaths (35 per million population) and I think only 27 active cases now, but we are still being told not to get complacent as we are still in a pandemic and just one person doing the wrong thing can change it all.

MayBee70 Sun 25-Apr-21 13:45:57

He caught the virus because he didn’t seem to have any understanding of how it was transmitted. Just thought he could fight it with sound bites. Whatever happened to squashed somberos?

nanna8 Sun 25-Apr-21 10:51:28

I am wondering , is it possible ( hope not) that because Johnson had the virus himself he wasn’t all that quick to stop others catching it. It is to be hoped he is not that selfish but sometimes that flits across my mind.

Galaxy Sun 25-Apr-21 09:47:21

Yes I hope Johnson has finally learnt his lesson in terms of caution.

JenniferEccles Sun 25-Apr-21 09:45:28

The latest figures show that half of the population here has been vaccinated and 12 million have had their second doses.
Wonderful news isn’t it?

Whether that means we are now officially out of a pandemic status I’m not sure.

The PM’s roadmap timetable seems very sensible and well thought out to me.

Some MPs and others are clamouring for the lockdown to be speeded up but I remember Boris saying that any moves towards freedom would be irreversible, so caution is a wise option.

The situation in places like India serves as a warning, but scientists are working hard to develop a booster vaccine which should hopefully protect us against the variants.

Speldnan Sun 25-Apr-21 09:42:34

Absolute rubbish! Until the world has Covid under control we’ll all still be part of the pandemic. Look at the extreme measures NZ has to go to to keep the virus out. If everyone believes this and starts ignoring measures to control the virus we will soon be back into it- despite the vaccine ( which not everyone has had)

Growing0ldDisgracefully Sun 25-Apr-21 09:16:58

Although this horrible situation isn't over, it is a positive step in the right direction. A positive message in all this doom and gloom is uplifting, so thank you to the OP for posting it.

Puzzler61 Sun 25-Apr-21 09:10:54

I agree the NHS are the vaccine champions (and all the Volunteers), but I am truly glad our Government - who have made many mistakes - put early orders in for all the millions of vaccines that we are all getting. The cost must have been huge, and other countries have dallied and we didn’t.

Franbern Sun 25-Apr-21 09:07:48

Just to point out, that in the UK it has been the NHS which has handled and run the highly successful vaccine roll-out
Had it been left to 'our' government, it would have been the usual shambles, with a couple of their 'mates' making milliions of pounds from it!!!

nanna8 Sun 25-Apr-21 09:02:19

On a positive note I really wish our government had organised the vaccines as well as the uk has. Only a few have had it so far and now they are no longer giving astra Zeneca to under 50 s it will be even slower. Many front line workers haven’t had it yet which to my mind is a total disgrace. We are going well with infection rates but that is mainly because it is really hard to get here from overseas. A trickle are coming in, most plane loads have the virus onboard but the hotel quarantine leaves a lot to be desired. Germ factories in some cases, just like the cruise ships.

Shropshirelass Sun 25-Apr-21 08:33:55

Thank goodness Boris rolled out the vaccination programme so quickly. The news from India and other countries is horrific, they are so helpless. They must have some help with the vaccinations.

Delene100 Sun 25-Apr-21 08:30:52

Although great news, we mustn't be complacent. We should continue to wear masks in public or confined places for a very long time and continue hygiene precautions.

ElaineI Sat 24-Apr-21 22:45:32

Apparently there is still a global pandemic but in UK numbers have fallen for it to be classed as endemic. Still wouldn't stop the precautions though whatever they call it!

Caro57 Sat 24-Apr-21 18:34:56

I really don’t understand this ............unless we have fallen off the world,,

MayBee70 Sat 24-Apr-21 18:28:30

Danma

However the R rate is rising again 🙄

Which means the death rate will follow it. All people need to do is continue with hands face space ventilate and the r rate doesn’t have to go up. Will lessons never be learned?

Danma Sat 24-Apr-21 17:45:23

However the R rate is rising again 🙄

Galaxy Sat 24-Apr-21 17:34:24

Maybee it's such odd behaviour isnt it. I have a friend who has been sucked into the conspiracy nonsense, she saw no contradiction between complaining over a government impacting on her freedom by telling people to wear masks and her telling people not to wear masks therefore impacting on their freedom of choice. Not very coherent.

jocork Sat 24-Apr-21 17:27:43

Kali2

jocork

Can someone tell my 31 year old DD that! She is so stressed at the thought of catching it then giving it to someone else who then dies that she is a nervous wreck. She had to go to work twice this week instead of working from home and this morning she was so stressed she was crying down the phone on her way in! Meanwhile as the vulnerable member of the family, over 65 and diabetic I'm completely chilled. I had my second jab this morning. Some people are going to take a long time to get over this and I don't know how to help her. She lives 400 miles away so there is so little I can do to comfort her!

Does she have a partner and children?

She lives alone and has a bubble with a family she is friends with. She was so looking forward to being able to go out climbing mountains again but this week the stress has really got to her badly because of lots of people at work. When she worls from home she doesn't leave her flat for days on end.

MayBee70 Sat 24-Apr-21 16:19:44

Jaxjacky

Wherever we are won’t be helped by this type of incident:
news.sky.com/story/oxford-street-shoppers-heckled-over-face-masks-as-thousands-protest-covid-rules-in-london-12285712

Lemmings....

Atqui Sat 24-Apr-21 16:14:24

Daisymae

So it's a global pandemic, with the exception of the UK? How does that work then?

My thoughts exactly

Jaxjacky Sat 24-Apr-21 16:08:53

Wherever we are won’t be helped by this type of incident:
news.sky.com/story/oxford-street-shoppers-heckled-over-face-masks-as-thousands-protest-covid-rules-in-london-12285712