According to a new modeling obtained by University College London (UCL), the proportion of vaccinated people in the UK will reach the herd immunity threshold on April 12. By the end of March, only 34 percent of the population had acquired immunity, according to another study conducted by Imperial College this week.
UCL professor Karl Friston told Telegraph how high rates of vaccination boosted percentages.
He states: “The herd immunity estimate surprised me.
“But given that more than 50% of adults are vaccinated, about 42% of people are currently exposed to the virus, and about 10% have existing immunity, they stand out. There is no such thing.
“Taking into account the estimated effectiveness of vaccination in terms of killing immunity, this means that about 70% of the population, according to the model, is immune.
“Based on the contact rate at the start of the pandemic and the estimated risk of infection, this is almost at the herd immunity threshold.”
Since the week ending March 14, 7.1 million people have been vaccinated for the first time and nearly 100,000 have been infected with the coronavirus.
Many others may have caught the virus, but it is believed that they had an asymptomatic infection.
It is also believed that 1 in 10 people acquired innate immunity through previous contact with other coronaviruses.
The investigation will be conducted after Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms that Britain will move to the next stage of the blockade.
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