LONDON, September 14 (Hfrance.fr) - Britain on Tuesday explained how its plans to tackle COVID-19 during the colder months, so that she expects other illnessesrespiratory illnesses like the flu put additional strain on the health service.
Health Minister Sajid Javid said there were five points to the plan, plus a "Plan B " that would be implemented if the number of people requiring treatment became too high. learn more
Javid sets health policy for England, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland able to pursue different policies .
1. VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS
Javid said almost 99% of deaths from Covid-19 in the first half of this year were from people who didn 't had not received the two doses of a Covid-19, and that nearly 6 million people over the age of 16 are still not vaccinateds.
In addition to increasing the number of people vaccinated, Javid said that the elderly, adults and vulnerable people will receive booster doses . learn more
"Booster doses are an important way to keep the virus under long-term control " Javid said, adding that the program would start next week. .
He said the government is also looking for breakthroughs in antivirals.
All UK countries adopt a recall program.
2. TEST, TRACE AND ISOLATE
Javid stressed the importance of regular testing and contact tracing, saying financial support for those who are eligible and who doThey self-isolate would continue until at least March 2022.
3. SUPPORT THE HEALTH SERVICE
Javid cited additional financial support for the National Health Service (NHS), announced last week.
He also said he expected it to become mandatory for healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, at the following a similar move to nursing homes earlier this year. learn more
4. PUBLIC HEALTH COUNCILS
Britain will see its biggest flu vaccination campaign this year, and Javid has said the government will take action to encourage adoption and avoid seasonal illnesses.
He stated that people would always be encouraged to meet outdoors where possible and wear face coverings where appropriate, even if they were not. not required.
5. INTERNATIONAL APPROACH
Javid said Britain will maintain "strong defenses " to identify variants of concern, even if it is hinted that Transport Minister Grant Shapps would release a new framework for international travel with a view to opening up the sector.
The Great Bretagne will try to speed up global access to vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, Javid said.
Javid said that while the data suggests unsustainable pressure is being placed on the NHS, the following measures will applycould be implemented:
- Communicate clearly and urgently to the public the need for caution
- legally obligatory the face covering in certain contexts
- obligatory certification of COVID status for the vaccine only in certain contexts
- consider asking people to work from home if they can, for a limited time, if supported by the data. Report by Alistair Smout; edited by Philippa Fletcher
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