Britain’s Covid-19 infection rates have risen by 20% in the week that Boris Johnson predicted, pointing out that Britain’s fate would depend on how many people receive their boosters.

Department of Health officials reported an additional 36,517 cases in the present day, an increase of 30,305 last Sunday. 

The number of people dying with the virus saw a 1.6 per cent rise, with 63 deaths  reported today compared to 62 on November 7.

Hospitalisations fell 8.9% on Tuesday. They were down to 968 patients from 1,055. There are now approximately 8,600 Covid patients at English hospitals, compared with more than 12,000 last year. 

Additional 31,806 were added. First doses, 23668 have also been given out which means 50,557,065 people have had at least one jab and 46,009,463 have had two. 

You will see the numbers after. Boris Johnson warned that there would be a storm cloud over Europe if Britons did not receive their booster vaccines. 

Austria’s government today ordered an immediate nationwide lockdown of unvaccinated persons to reduce the spread and impact of Covid-19. 

Alexander Schallenberg, the Chancellor, has confirmed that millions will be locked down starting tomorrow due to a worrying trend of infections.

This move will impact approximately two million citizens in the 8.9million-strong country. It prohibits people who are not vaccinated from going outside their home except to do basic tasks such as shopping, working or grocery shopping.

This will not apply for children younger than 12 years of age, because they can’t yet be officially vaccinated. 

Austria is home to one of the lowest levels of vaccination in Western Europe. Only 65 percent of its population has been fully immunized. 

Recent weeks have seen a worrying increase in infection rates. The nation reported 11552 new infections on Sunday. This is compared to 8,554 infections a week earlier.

775 new infections per 100,000 people is the seven-day rate. 

Comparatively, in Germany the rate of inflation is 2.89.

It was After police refused to allow a partial return to lockdown, angry clashes broke out between protestors in the Netherlands and officers. Introduced by Mark Rutte, The Netherlands Prime Minister.  

This week the Prime Minister pointed to outbreaks in Europe and warned there were ‘storm clouds gathering over the continent’ that could hit Britain next.  

He added, “I’m saying that today the urgent need for a booster jab has never been greater.” It’s great if you’re able to get it. The levels of protection you get are amazing, so we urge over-50s who haven’t yet, to get it. 

Neil Ferguson, the “Professor Lockdown” said yesterday that Britain’s lockdown of the Netherlands was “unlikely”, despite an increase on Covid cases.

According to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, (Sage), Britain is in a different situation than other European countries because the waves of infection seem to be decreasing slowly.

Professor at Imperial College London said that there have been two or three weeks with declining numbers and hospital admissions. However, this is still too early to know.

“There’s a hint that there has been an increase in activity over the last few days.

“But we are not in the same situation as those European nations you are speaking of (the Netherlands or Germany). 

Coronavirus infections in the Netherlands have been rising for a month after most social distancing measures were scrapped in late September, and reached their highest level since July in the past week

Coronavirus infection in the Netherlands has been on the rise for over a month since most social distancing strategies were abandoned in September. They reached their highest point in July, reaching their peak in the last week

Austria's seven-day infection rate stands at 775.5 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants

Austria has a seven-day infection rate of 775.5 per 100,000 people

Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said that that millions of citizens who have not been vaccinated would be placed into lockdown from tomorrow

Alexander Schallenberg, Austrian Chancellor, said that citizens not vaccinated will be put in lockdown starting tomorrow

JVT declares Covid crisis calmer after Easter… But another scientist warns that there will be eight years of misery 

Britain’s Covid crisis is set to become ‘a lot calmer’ after Easter, Jonathan Van-Tam predicted today — but other scientists warned it could drag on another eight years.

The deputy chief medical officer of England warned that there would be some bumps along the road and acknowledged that it was getting harder to predict the future.

He said this at a medical conference: “I believe, generally speaking,” the waters would be calmer after Easter.

Professor Van-Tam cautioned that this would depend on the success of the rollout of booster doses which are now being offered to everyone over 50.

These words are in sharp contrast to Professor Tim Spector who is an epidemiologist and warned it might take many years for the virus to be seasonal.

‘We need to be thinking in terms of time scales — it is not in months, it is not by next Christmas, it is a question as to whether it will be three years or eight years,’ he said. 

“We’ve seen very high numbers of cases – anywhere from 30,000 to 50.000 per day since the start of July.

“That obviously has had its downsides. The paradoxically positive side of it is that it increased the immunity of the people, as opposed to France, Germany, and the Netherlands which had lower cases numbers, and now are seeing an uptick. 

According to the epidemiologist, who used his modeling skills to instigated last year’s first lockdown, he hopes the UK can ‘avoid’ social distancing restrictions for this winter.

He added, “It is highly unlikely that we’ll get any close to last year’s disastrous winter wave.” 

“We could see gradual increases like we did last October but not as quick as last year.

“We cannot be complacent but I do not think that we will be in the situation where the Netherlands is going to be able to keep up with rising social distancing cases.

“I hope that we can prevent this in our country.”        

England’s wall of immunity was also praised by the Office for National Statistics, which showed that the Covid-related outbreak in England shrank by 16.6% last week to below one million. 

No10 said that it will only go back to the winter Covid Plan B’ strategy if the NHS is under ‘unsustainable pressure’, which Ministers claim is the case despite claims by health leaders otherwise.

‘I’ve got to be absolutely frank with people, we’ve been here before – and we remember what happens when a wave starts rolling in,’ Mr Johnson said during a visit to a pharmacy in South London. 

However Independent SAGE demanded that the Government activate its winter “Plan B” to safeguard the NHS.

This pressure group is made up of distinguished experts and advocates for an Australian-style viral elimination strategy. They said that mandatory masks and wide spread WFH are ‘urgently needed’ to “save Christmas and the NHS”.

According to the group, the high levels of Covid were placing ‘extreme strain’ on the health system.

“The government must urgently introduce Plan B.” Independent Sage stated, “The NHS faces increasing pressure, and the backlog for treatment is at record levels. It must act immediately.”

Most importantly, you should work at home if possible. Indoor spaces must have mandatory face masks. Additional protective measures, such as good ventilation and financial assistance for self-isolation should also be considered.

England’s Covid outbreak shrank by 16% last Week to Below 1million. Mass-testing results show experts praise country’s wall of immunity , but 1 in 60 were infected at any given time. 

Official figures reveal that the Covid epidemic in England has shrunk by 16% last week. Experts praise the country’s “wall of immunity” for keeping the virus away.

According to the Office for National Statistics, a government agency that analyzes tens or thousands of random tests in order to track the spread, 925,400 people had been infected in any one day of November 6.

The figure is one in sixty people infected. This represents a sharp drop in the 1103,300 calculations published last week. These numbers did not show any decrease despite numerous data that showed England’s epidemic was naturally declining.

All age groups are seeing a decrease in cases, with the exception of 11-16-year-olds. However, the latest estimates show that only 4.8 percent of secondary school students were infected during the week. This compares to 7.5% for the week before half-term.

Government advisors revealed today that the R-rate has dropped for the second consecutive week. UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), which now believes the rate is between 0.8 to 1, provides more evidence that the epidemic is under control.  

According to one expert, the fall was caused almost exclusively by the immune system, and not by behavioural changes. This is due in part to the combination of the increase in vaccine-preventable cases caused by vaccination drives, as well as the fact that schools have been returning for more.   

The trend was confirmed by separate data released yesterday. In the UK, the largest study of symptoms revealed that cases dropped by nearly a fifth during the most severe weekly drop since summer. 

However, yesterday’s Department for Health Testing Statistics showed Covid Cases rose 14 percent on the preceding week. This was the first time in 10 days. However, hospitalisations as well as deaths declined week-on-week.