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Coronavirus latest news: Indian variant only severely affects the unvaccinated, says Government advisor –

Coronavirus vaccines are "almost certainly less effective" at reducing transmission of the Indian variant, the deputy chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination…



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Health minister Edward Argar said the Government was acting “coolly” and “calmly” as it presses ahead with coronavirus restriction easing on Monday, despite rising cases of the Indian variant.
Referring to reports the new variant could be up to 50 per cent more transmissible, he said: “As Chris Whitty said yesterday, it’s possible, but equally it could be much less more transmissible, if that makes sense.
“We don’t know how much more transmissible it is yet.
“All the evidence so far suggests there…

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