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They were throwing around 95% efficacy claims at the start of the vaccination campaign. He now says current ability to keep people out of hospital is only “a little better” than he’d hoped.
We know that the latest UK figures are that proportionately speaking the vaccinated between the ages 40 to 79 are twice as likely to have Covid. That’s not, “probably not performing as well as we might have hoped in terms of preventing transmission.”, that’s vaccinated in greater harm.
He said: “Unfortunately, in crude terms, the vaccinations have probably done a little better than we might have hoped in terms of preventing severe infection.
“They have performed and held up their performance really well in protecting people from the severe effects of the disease.
“In truth they are probably not performing as well as we might have hoped in terms of preventing transmission.
“There is an impact on transmission by and to people who are vaccinated, but it’s not as great as we might like.
“It is possible for people who are infected, and who were vaccinated, to be infected and to transmit that infection.”