UK coronavirus vaccine candidate is safe and effective with few side effects, early trial results show. The findings published Monday in The Lancet show promising results. According to study co-author Sarah Gilbert of Oxford University: “There is still much work to be done before we can confirm if our vaccine will help manage the COVID-19 pandemic, but these early results hold promise." Ref. USAToday.
UK completely shut off from Europe. A highly infectious new variant of COVID-19 tearing through the UK has forced Europe to block flights and close the Eurotunnel, effectively isolating Britain. Source 8u.
No need to halt flights from the UK, US health officials say, despite the rapid spread of a new strain of coronavirus in Britain. Dozens of countries announced restrictions on U.K. Travelers after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the new COVID-19 variant could be 70% more transmissible. Leading COVID-19 expert Anthony Fauci said he would oppose new travel restrictions and that the US should "Follow" the new strain "But don't overreact." Ref. USAToday.
UK under new lockdown restrictions, weeks ahead the 'hardest yet'. All residents of the United Kingdom will be required to stay home except for permitted reasons beginning Tuesday under new coronavirus lockdown restrictions . "The weeks ahead will be the hardest yet but I really do believe that we’re entering the last phase of the struggle,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. Ref. USAToday.