With a lockdown since the beginning of the year and the progression of vaccination in the United Kingdom, for the second time this year in London, a day when no deaths were recorded.
This happened on Sunday, 28 March, according to information from Public Health England (PHE), the British government’s public health agency. The data take into account patients who died within 28 days after a positive coronavirus test.
By the same token across the UK, the number of deaths recorded on Sunday was 19. After reaching its peak in January, the number of total deaths has been falling. In the last seven days, it totaled 437, representing a decrease of more than 30% in relation to the previous week. At the same time, the number of hospitals has also been registered.
London accounted for 12% of coronovirus deaths in the UK and was the focus of the first wave of epidemics in 2020. At the height of the first wave, in April last year, there were approximately 230 virus-related deaths per day. Registered in the capital of England.
Intensive care physician Jim Downs says that, at the time, the hospital had “two or three patients dying every other day” at University College.
Despite the improvement in the number of deaths in the intensive care unit and the decrease in the number of Kovid-19 patients, doctors point out that there are new challenges and it is necessary to prepare for the new wave situation.
“The backlog of people who need hip prosthesis and cancer treatment is huge. We need to start getting them back, but keep hospitals ready in the event of a third wave.”
Vaccination and Lockout
By 27 March, more than 30 million people in the UK had already received their first dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine, representing 57% of all UK adults.
Vaccination began on 8 December, when 91-year-old elderly Margaret Keenan became the first British woman to receive a single dose in the country.
Despite that image expected in early December, the United Kingdom will still significantly worsen the epidemic by January.
In the days before Christmas and the New Year holidays, officials already observed a rapid worsening of the epidemic. In just two weeks, the number of Kovid-19 cases doubled, from 12,000 to 25,000 per day.
The population had already faced two lockdowns – and a November, which helped bring the numbers down temporarily, was used as a kind of government “bargain” with the British: if the population If faced this sacrifice in November, it could have been a more relaxed Christmas and New Year, including the possibility of traveling and socializing with their relatives.
But the plan failed. The number skyrocketed in early December as the ban was loosened. The government did not keep its promise to take measures and restrain people’s interactions during restricted travel and holidays.
At the time, the existence of a new version of the virus in southeastern England was reported to be 70% more infectious.
After the holiday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement to the nation, reinforcing the third lockdown.
“Already under extreme measures across the country, it is clear that we need to do more of this variant, as well as keep this variant in check while our vaccines are delivered. We need a national lockdown The requirement is hard enough to include this variant. ”He said.
Non-essential trade and schools were closed, academic examinations were suspended and the government imposed travel restrictions within the country and borders.
The government gave wage aid to more than 10 million workers by September, with subsidies that could reach up to £ 2,500 (approximately R $ 20 thousand) per beneficiary.
The opposition from the Boris Johnson government supported the measures.
Labor Party leader Keir Starr said in January, “Whatever criticism we have of the government, we all need to work together.”
The restrictions are not over
With more than half of adults (with the first dose) suffering from Kovid-19 declining deaths and vaccinations, the British are waiting for the next steps to rest in lockdown – but life is still returning to the same conditions Epidemic is far away.
The government has issued a timetable for the gradual reopening of the economy, which predicts that a good portion of activities have already resumed by mid-June. However, he stressed that the program would be completed only if there were no unforeseen events on the way – such as delays in vaccination or the number of cases, hospitalizations or recurrence of deaths.
Schools reopened in early March and from this Monday (3/29) groups of six people (or two families) may gather in outdoor venues such as parks and gardens. Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis courts, swimming pools and golf courses have also reopened.
In business, changes are expected only for April. Most establishments considered to be non-essential will remain closed and will be reopened on 12 April only if there are conditions to do so.
As of 15 April, the United Kingdom intends to give one dose of vaccine to its entire population to people over 50 years of age. And the goal is to give the first dose to all adults by 31 July.
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