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To mark international women’s day, Boris Johnson has paid tribute to some of the leading women involved in the UK’s vaccination programme.
This International Women’s Day I want to pay tribute to some of the leading figures in the UK’s vaccination programme.
Prof Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, told Times Radio this morning that he thought school reopening in England would not push R, the reproduction number, above 1. He explained:
Sage has concluded that reopening schools adds probably about 0.2 or thereabouts to the R number.
We know that reopening schools will increase transmission, but we should be able to keep the R below one – and, as you’ll recall, that’s the key thing to stop the runaway increase of infections.