COVID-19: Vaccine programme continues to expand with 32 new centres

COVID-19: Vaccine programme continues to expand with 32 new centres

1/25/2021 6:00:00 AM

COVID-19: Vaccine programme continues to expand with 32 new centres

The mass vaccination centres are the latest part of a plane to vaccinate the country against the coronavirus.

A group of scientists have also said it might be necessary to vaccinate domestic animals to limit the spread of the virus.Coronavirus can infect species including cats, dogs, experts from the University of East Anglia, Norwich based research facility the Earlham Institute, and University of Minnesota have said.

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In an editorial for the journal Virulence, they wrote:"It is not unthinkable that vaccination of some domesticated animal species might... be necessary to curb the spread of the infection."Kevin Tyler, editor-in-chief of Virulence, said:"Cats are asymptomatic but they are infected by it and they can infect humans with it.

"The risk is that, as long as there are these reservoirs, that it starts to pass as it did in the mink from animal to animal, and then starts to evolve animal-specific strains, but then they spill back into the human population and you end up essentially with a new virus which is related which causes the whole thing all over again."

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Meanwhile, senior ministers will meet on Tuesday to discuss requiring travellers topay for quarantine at a designated hotelon their return to the UK.The proposal, which is aimed at getting more people to comply with isolation rules after their arrival, is said to have the support of Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

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This article implies that all those in first four groups have already been vaccinated. I beg to differ. Two members of my family in Group 4 have yet to get appointment let alone jab (South East England) It's ok opening all these new centres but is there enough of the vaccine to go around. Don't need it