Within the end of the week, half of the UK adult population will have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. This was revealed by the Minister of Commerce, Kwasi Kwarteng, speaking this morning on the BBC. “The vaccine is safe, we have had an extremely effective vaccination program, by the end of the week about 50 per cent of the adult population will have been vaccinated,” Kwarteng said, underlining the difference with the EU average, which sees less than 10 percent of the population vaccinated with the first dose.
“The hospital admissions rate has dropped, deaths have dropped considerably and also the incidence of people who contract the virus “, added the minister. Regarding the situation in the EU, Kwarteng stressed that” both France and Italy have said that the AstraZeneca vaccine is in place. In fact, I believe French Prime Minister Jean Castex has publicly said he will do the AstraZeneca vaccine. “” There is always a question of trust “when it comes to vaccines, the British minister said,” we must always reassure people about fact that the vaccine is safe “.