Dr. Kavita Patel, former Obama White House Political Director, explained why the increasing number of Covid cases in the UK could be a compelling argument in favor of booster vaccination.
“What happened … this experiment in the real world where the effectiveness of AstraZeneca is taking off and they haven’t rolled out their boosters, “Patel said during a Tuesday night interview on CNBC “The news with Shepard Smith.” “It’s a booster argument and a pretty compelling one.”
The early introduction of vaccination in the UK started in December 2020 and was one of the first in the world. However, it is now seen as a contributor to its high fall rate as a increasing amount of data this shows that vaccinated individuals lose immunity after about six months.
The spread of the much more contagious Delta-Covid variant in spring and summer is also seen as a factor that has reduced the effectiveness of the vaccine.
In September, the UK began introducing booster vaccinations for people over 50, medical staff and anyone with previous illnesses. Those who received their second dose at least six months ago are asked to contact us first. There are currently around 6.5 million people in England eligible for a booster vaccination, with the NHS having given around 3.6 million booster injections to date. Show data.
Patel told host Shepard Smith that she is also keeping an eye on the strain of Covid, which may be helping Britain have one of the worst daily infection rates in the world.
“We’re seeing some kind of underline of the Delta tribe, something very specific that is growing in percentage in the UK … chances are it’s more communicable than Delta, making it easier, more contagious than Delta,” said Patel.