Across the Channel, over the past few days, contamination has started to decline, dropping from 200,000 cases a day to 109,000 on Wednesday.
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The ‘Partygate’ scandal, the parties held in Downing Street during lockdowns, grabbed news headlines that would have been Boris Johnson’s honey under other circumstances: on Tuesday, a leading British scientist claimed the country would be one of the first in the world to get out of the pandemic, if it wasn’t already. According to Professor David Heymann of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the very high levels of immunity in Britain (95% of the population) now seem “keep the virus at bay”. The chairman of Public Health England predicts that the coronavirus will soon establish itself in the normal spread patterns seen with other infections.
The signs are there. In recent days, the contamination has begun to decline, going from 200,000 cases per day to 109,000 on Wednesday. Crucially, hospital admissions have stopped rising in much of England, except in…
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