Sumary of COVID vaccine weekly: reopening will test the strength of England’s immunity:
- Possibly not very well, argues Zania Stamataki, senior lecturer in viral immunology at the University of Birmingham.
- July 19: Three experts share their thoughts on the end of COVID restrictions in England We also don’t yet know the duration of vaccine-induced protection – and there’s some new research that suggests that antibody levels may drop off over time, which could allow for greater transmission and illness in the future.
- COVID: study finds lower antibody activity against delta variant at single dose – but vaccines still work This is our weekly round-up of expert information about the COVID-19 vaccines.
- This isn’t a sign that the vaccines aren’t working, argues Jamie Hartmann-Boyce of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford, but a confirmation of what we already know: that they aren’t 100% effective.
- Michele Ursi/Shutterstock Finally, the rising number of cases among the vaccinated shouldn’t distract from the fact that there’s still a notable portion of British adults – 12% – who haven’t had a single vaccine dose.