People will have to keep social distancing and wear masks after receiving a Covid vaccine to keep infections from rebounding before mass coverage is achieved, warns SAGE
- SPI-B, a subgroup of SAGE, warned some people that they would stop following rules
- They said it was crucial that the government tell people to keep being strict
- There is no evidence that the vaccine will stop people from spreading the virus
- Tests were only conducted to determine whether the impacts could prevent severe Covid-19
According to SAGE, people need to be told to keep social distance and wear face coverings even after receiving a Covid vaccine.
In a paper produced by the government's scientific advisors, experts said officials should make sure people understand that they need to keep abiding by the rules.
Although people receiving the vaccine should be protected from serious illness two to three weeks after the bite, they could still spread the disease.
And until there is a “high coverage” level that protects most of the fatalities, social distancing must continue as usual, the scientists said.
The paper was produced by SPI-B, a subgroup of SAGE that focuses on people's behavior and the potential impact on the coronavirus outbreak.
They said they were fairly confident that "some of those vaccinated will show a decrease in personal protection behavior".
Flares of infection could follow, they warned, which would be dangerous for others who were not yet vaccinated.
The government has launched the country's largest vaccination campaign, vaccinating 1.3 million of the 13.9 million people that will be protected by mid-February.
A huge vaccination program is currently underway in the UK as the government plans to immunize 13.9 million people against Covid-19 by mid-February (Image: A man receives a vaccine in his car, a transit center in Hyde, Manchester).
In a paper submitted to SAGE and published today, SPI-B researchers said, “Indirect evidence from surveys conducted during the current pandemic, as well as from previous vaccination campaigns, suggests that some of those who have done this do not Mitigation measures taken vaccinated shows a reduction in personal protective behavior. & # 39;
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