As of 5th July 2021, the UK has fully vaccinated 49.52% and at least partially vaccinated 66.7% of the population. ONS have published results estimating that 78.9% of adults in the UK, have some degree of immunity. Airfinity’s models show that as of 6th of July, 49.44% are fully protected from the virus and we expect 75% of UK population to be vaccinated by 2nd September 2021.
Though the Delta variant is now dominant, and transmission of the disease is still a problem, hospitalisation and deaths are not rising in the UK compared to a similar rise in cases at the start of the second wave in September – November 2020.
The growth of cases is now exponential and is quickly approaching the peak of the November wave. The UK will be the first country to open up while seeing such a rise in cases, and will provide key data that other vaccinated countries could follow in their reopening strategies. Many scientists are divided over the UK government's decision.
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