Covid-19: after a year of the epidemic, is the United Kingdom off the hook?


THE CHEKING PROCESS – After paying a very heavy price for the coronavirus, the United Kingdom is recording a spectacular drop in contamination, combined with effective vaccination. Can the country turn the page on the epidemic?

THE QUESTION. Boris Johnson initially promised a “back to normal by summer“. Before evoking a “reopening of nightclubs in June», And suggest an abandonment of barrier gestures in pubs on presentation of a vaccination passport. If the British Prime Minister allows himself to evoke better horizons, it is because the epidemic figures of the United Kingdom are good. Very good same: 5,606 contaminations in 24 hours recorded on March 25 (for comparison, France counted 45,651), and a reproduction rate oscillating between 0.6 and 0.9.

The country has yet paid a heavy price for the coronavirus, with more than 125,000 dead and a particularly long second wave under the yoke of the national variant. So much so that the government resolved in early January to total containment of the country for three months. Schools reopened on March 8 and the country is preparing to ease its health constraints. One year after the start of the epidemic, is the UK

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