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Covid-19: Hancock says Britain is at ‘worst’ because vaccine brings hope
9: Hancock says Britain is at ‘worst’ because vaccine brings hope – BBC News
He warns that this is the “worst point” of the pandemic so far and urges people to continue to follow the locking rules.
He says Britain is set to offer a first dose of the vaccine to all four priority groups by mid-February.
It is not yet known how many people who have had the vaccine can pass Covid on to others, he said
Hospitals are under significant and sustained pressure, says NHS England Medical Director Stephen Powis, warning that the vaccine “is not a free card”
Hancock says government wants to tighten blocking rules, but support bubbles will remain
Seven mass vaccination centers open in England, with more sites open later this week
2.3 million people in the UK have received the first dose of the vaccine
Herd immunity will not be achieved in 2021, says the chief scientist of the WHO
Portugal has the highest death toll of 122 people
Spain is vying to distribute vaccines in areas cut off by the snowstorm over the weekend before temperatures drop
More than 1.9 million people have died and 90 million have been infected worldwide – Johns Hopkins University