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UK reports zero daily COVID deaths for the first time since July

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The old and at risk have now all been vaccinated. This is the way out of the pandemic.

They got the vaccination drive right but let's not forget the fiasco at the break out of the virus. Thousands of unnecessary deaths.

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Due to Bank Holidays, numbers were that believable. Third wave? Not in the next 3,4 months but maybe this Winter.

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The crazy thing is that in other news

EU to add Japan to safe travel list; leave UK off for now - Japan Today

I would imagine that a country with 0 covid deaths would be at least as safe as Japan if not more to travel to and from

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Aly, it's just zero Covid deaths on one day. I'm very happy for my chums in GB, but we can't discount factors such as the new variant (Indian + UK strain) identified in Vietnam.

I visited central Tokyo (by car) yesterday for the first time in over a year. 99% of people on the street were masked. I'm not advocating for the UK to become like Japan, nor for Japan to become like the UK. The respective cultural and societal norms in both can be great strengths and occasional weaknesses. So be it.

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Aly,

Some of the warnings and advisories by various gvt's are just political.

Since Brexit,other European countries have literally vowed revenge against the U.K.

I can bet that if let's say Russia or N.Korea were U.S.allies,their products would be flooding the U.S market and maybe we would have sputnik in Japan instead of Pfizer.

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Vaccines make a difference. The proof is coming in from the UK, from the US, from France, all countries where vaccine rollout has been sufficient to see a positive effect. Sure, the virus is not beaten, and there are variants emerging that we don't know whether they'll be kept down by the available vaccines. But so what? Vaccines offer the only way forward out of this pandemic. And vaccine technology isn't static. If the virus can tweak itself, vaccines can be tweaked to meet it. Just like the flu vaccine. I'm having my first shot today.

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Since Brexit,other European countries have literally vowed revenge against the U.K.

Absolutely NOT ! EU is about Europe , UK is Europe and working against the UK is working against everything EU stands for.

I don't know what the UK media feeds you but generally EU has moved past Brexit onto a more constructive stance towards the UK.

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They are still seeing a large number of infections. The vaccine is preventing deaths and hospitalizations. I didn't hesitate to get it, but I have to admit that my arm was more sore than I expected after the second jab, and I may have had a fever. A day of that is better than paying for a hospital stay.,

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My most sincere congratulations for the UK, it had very dark times during this pandemic, but hopefully this is just the first day of many where the disease no longer claims victims.

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Since Brexit,other European countries have literally vowed revenge against the U.K.

It's worked both ways. A record number of visitors from the EU have been rejected at UK immigration. These are people who are just visiting for a few days or going through UK on their way to Ireland. Brexit has simply been a big mess which half the British people didn't want. The other half had no idea of any of the consequences.

My most sincere congratulations for the UK, it had very dark times during this pandemic, but hopefully this is just the first day of many where the disease no longer claims victims.

I hope so too. But this does NOT let Johnson and his cabinet off the hook. Italians looked on in shock as the UK learnt nothing from Italy at the start of the pandemic.

Experts have warned, however, that Britain could face a third wave of cases driven by the Delta variant of concern first identified in India.

I hope whiners like bass4funk are now satisfied that the names of variants now follow the Greek alphabet, although, to be honest, I've never heard of Kent or Indian or Brazilian people being verbally or physically abused because of these variants' previous names.

But yes, zero daily deaths is quite an achievement. Japan, take note.

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Vaccination works!!!

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Covid hides, it's a wailing game.

The only way to stop this pandemic is to hold the Government of China to account, It ends there.

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Congratulation GB. Once this great nation lead half the world, and it's doing it again.

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And still many are warning of dire consequences if restrictions are relaxed. The sooner this mass hysterical reaction to the Rona is over the better. All the deaths and damage and all are tragic, but we have gone way beyond what is a rational response to this pandemic.

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Aly,

Some of the warnings and advisories by various gvt's are just political.

Since Brexit,other European countries have literally vowed revenge against the U.K.

I can bet that if let's say Russia or N.Korea were U.S.allies,their products would be flooding the U.S market and maybe we would have sputnik in Japan instead of Pfizer.

agree Ken!

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The majority of people do not wear a mask in the UK outside and more and more do not in offices.

Beaches are packed and tourism is booming.

Transmission is way down and the weather is finally worthy of summer.

Life is becoming normal

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Vaccination works. Yes - Infection will rise again, there WILL be more deaths but nowhere near the numbers of before.

Let this be a very clear message to the anti-vaxxers patrolling this website.

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Things are getting better over on this side of the pond, as well. The change in leadership is doing wonders for our health.

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And New York City --once an epicenter-- reported zero Covid-19 death in the last 24 hours, for the first time in a long time

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konjo4u, yep my second jab reacted more than the first as expected for the Pfizer vaccine though I was luckier than you not so bad.

No argument the way out of this is through vaccination, we aren’t all the way there yet but things are improving. Next we need to get the rest of the world vaccinated.

Sadly while the ordinary citizens of Europe have moved on and in most cases never cared about Brexit the petty politicians and especially Brussels and the EU they have never forgiven us for not doing as they told us and are taking every petty opportunity to punish us, so much so even remainers are turning against them now.

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Just to point out to those who are making a big deal of it. There is nowhere in the UK where you are required to wear a mask outside, the risk of infection outdoors is extremely low. Indoors, yes, and when having visitors in your home you are advised to open the windows to allow air to circulate. When outdoors concentrating on social distancing and handwashing is much more important and useful than wearing a mask.

Vaccines work, but they are not a silver bullet and won’t solve all out Covid problems alone, hand washing and socialdistancing must continue.

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