Published On: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021
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Vaccine Passport, Mask Mandates Remain Plan B in England’s COVID-19 Winter Planon September 15, 2021 at 7:54 am

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Vaccine passports and mask mandates aren’t in the main parts of the UK government’s COVID-19 winter plan, but are being kept as part of a contingency plan in case the National Health Service risks “unsustainable pressure,” according to the government announcement. Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Sept. 14 announced the government’s autumn and winter plan (pdf) for England to manage the CCP virus pandemic and other seasonal illnesses such as influenza. Javid spoke in Parliament ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s scheduled televised briefing in the evening. The plan involves boosting CCP virus and flu vaccinations, other treatments for COVID-19, testing and tracing, investment into the NHS, advising people on voluntary measures, border control, and helping vaccinate the world. But more government mandates will be reintroduced if “Plan A is not sufficient to keep the virus at manageable levels.” Under plan A, the government will offer one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine …

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