Vaccination breaks link between COVID-19, hospitalisations and death

Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the Delta variant of COVID-19 now accounts for most new cases of the coronavirus, with 12,383 cases recorded by the middle of the week ending 4 June.

However, just 464 presented to hospital emergency departments and only 126 needed to be admitted; 83 of those who were admitted had not been vaccinated.

Hancock claims that the UK’s vaccination program has “broken the link” between COVID-19 infections and the rate of hospitalisation and death, and he contends that the program has averted an estimated 39,000 hospitalisations and 13,000 deaths.

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