After COVID-19 ravaged England last year, it looks like Britain could be turning the corner, showing the way for the rest of the developed world.
Nadhim Zahawi, Britain’s vaccines minister, said that the evidence indicates that vaccines are proving effective at cutting the transmission of COVID-19, and laid out the path out of the economic lockdowns.
“Suffice to say the evidence looks good. We wouldn’t be in this place this morning to be able to say that we’re going to reopen schools on March 8, and … as school holidays begin on March 29, we will look at the rule of six and two families being (able) to see each other outdoors … if we’re not confident that actually the vaccine programme is beginning to really bear fruit.”
If the end of the lockdown is near, then businesses might be able to reopen before the economically important summer season, which would be great news for all of us.