According to data released on Thursday, the FAST vaccination in England has begun to produce positive results, so the infection rate in March has dropped sharply.
A REACT study conducted by scientists at Imperial College London found that compared with the previous study in February, the infection rate has dropped by about 60%, and an average of 500 people are now infected.
Paul Elliott, head of the REACT project, welcomed the good news of the decline in the number of infections, which shows that “we are moving in the right direction.”
He said that the drop in the rate of new infections was also the result of the three-month shutdown, and it also showed that the vaccination campaign has achieved results.
“Among the most vaccinated people, the number of infections is the lowest. That is to say, according to our data, this is the people 65 to 74 and over 75 years old.” “So I think it is committed to witnessing… The effect of the vaccine.” He told reporters.
Overall, the prevalence in England fell from 0.49 in February to 0.20 in March.
Scientists from the REACT program warned that the rate of decline in infections began to stagnate in mid-March, and that this trend will now be closely monitored.
Many schools started opening this week, and restrictions will be further relaxed next week.
The REACT study is one of the largest studies on covid-19 in England, testing more than 140,000 volunteers between March 11 and 30 (the last round).
The Minister of Health Matt Hancock welcomed the results of the study, saying: “These results are encouraging and show that the lock-in measures combined with our amazing plan are effective against this terrible virus infection. The decline in the incidence of patients plays an important role.”