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Prof Neil Ferguson: Indian variant more transmissible than Kent

Not only that, but scientist also questioned the government decision didn’t transfer India to the red list countries. It needed for limiting the entries into the UK.

Prof Neil Ferguson, one of Britain’s leading scientist, revealed the Indian Covid-19 variant more transmissible about 60% than the Kent variant. Prof Ferguson, who also an Imperial College London epidemiologist, explained that Delta or B1.617.2 variant could grow between 30 and 100 per cent.

However, he also mentioned that the middle measure was around 60 per cent.

Prof Neil Ferguson: Indian variant more transmissible than Kent

He also pointed that the data this week negatively was more than earlier. It means, scientists, asking the government whether the country should lockdown or keep easing of lockdown on June 21.

Not only that, but scientist also questioned the government decision didn’t transfer India to the red list countries. It needed for limiting the entries into the UK.

Vaccines still have strong effect to Indian variant

Prof Ferguson also said, “It partially leaves vaccine immunity although there is still a good deal of security and may well cause more hard condition from new hospitalization data.”

However, he also convinced that most people being hospitalized because of Covid-19 are unvaccinated. From there, it’s obvious that vaccines have a strong effect.

Data based showed to negative path

Asking about the closing of lockdown on June 21, he said that the data is more on a negative path. It means some actions should be carefully considered. He added, “Balancing people’s wish, want to get back to normal and facing the potential risks is a very tough judgement call.”

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