Sir Jeremy Farrar and Professor Tim Cook have said the coronavirus vaccine roll out “should not be underestimated” as “no country has mounted a whole population vaccination campaign” in living memory
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A leading scientist has said it could take almost a year to vaccinate the entire UK population against Covid-19.
Sir Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust and a member of SAGE, said the coronavirus vaccine is a “remarkable” achievement but warned there was still a long way to go.
Writing in the journal Anaesthesia along with Professor Tim Cook, the scientists said the vaccination programme “should not be underestimated.”
In living memory, “no country has mounted a whole population vaccination campaign” and it will “need to be undertaken with local leadership and cultural sensitivity,” Sir Farrar and Prof Cook said.
Adding that it would take 80% of the population to be vaccinated for the “prospect of herd immunity.”
Source: Daily Star