ew variants of Covid-19 are unlikely to stop Britain returning to regular this summer time, an expert has claimed.
Professor Sharon Peacock, who heads the Covid-19 Genomics UK scientific physique, advised The Times that the UK was equipped to “stay ahead” of the virus.
She mentioned that she was “very optimistic” that the extremely profitable vaccine rollout would enable restrictions to ease as deliberate.
There has been concern that the Brazilian and South African variants are extra transmissible and extra resistant to vaccines.
But Professor Peacock mentioned these new variants confirmed no indicators of surging and have been unlikely to jeopardise the federal government’s street map out of lockdown.
“I think we have the capabilities to stay ahead by adapting vaccines and so I’m an optimist,” she advised the paper.