In this sinister year 2020, organize the festivities of Christmas of the english students it will require military logistics. After thousands of infections on university campuses, forced to stay for weeks isolated, follow the classes ‘online’ and confine themselves to their rooms under the prohibition of leaving the campus, now they will be able to return to their homes, but under supervision and in strict order.
Starting on December 3, one day after the current semi-confinement in England ends, it will begin for almost one million of university students who study outside the travel home operation. The Government has limited one week displacement in an attempt to control the spread of the epidemic. “They will be allowed to return to their homes in staggered departure dates that the universities will set, “and thus reduce” the pressure on the transport network, “says the official statement from the Executive. Covid-19 tests will be offered” to the largest possible number of students, “with priority to universities in areas especially affected by viruses.
The test is considered “a complementary element”, but not mandatory to travel, although in some personal circumstances it is essential. “For me it is vital,” he says Lily Scourfield, who studies medicine in Cardiff and has told the BBC that his mother suffers from cancer and is “extremely vulnerable”. “If I don’t have the test before, I will have to isolate myself somehow. I could not live if I think I have brought something home.”
The tests will begin to be carried out from November 30 to December 6 so that students who test positive and must remain isolated for 10 days “still have time to go home,” according to the Secretary of State for Universities. Michelle Doneland. “You can never eliminate the risk completely. We are in the middle of a pandemic. What we do is try to control the risk and reduce it,” he acknowledged. “We know that this Christmas will be different And after an incredibly difficult year, we want to do everything we can so that students can return to their loved ones during the Christmas break. “
The student operation of the Christmas turkey is only the prelude to the national mobilization that the Government of Boris Johnson. December can see the start of the increased herd immunization in the country’s history, if any of the covid-19 vaccines get final approval. According to the ‘Daily Telegraph’, the Executive has ordered the Public Health (NHS) to be list as of December 1 to start the mass vaccinations, with mobilization of medical students and physicians already retired.
Family physicians and nurses will have to restrict routine outpatient services to fully dedicate themselves to administering the vaccine. Sports pavilions and conference centers will also be set up. A “colossal” task, according to the ‘Daily Express’, with the aim of vaccinating a million people a week. Faced with the wave of optimism, one of the main people in charge of the medical service in England, Jonathan Van-Tam, warns that rush is not worth. “We will not use (the vaccine) until the MHRA, (the drug regulatory body), has ratified its safety and efficacy”.
Two-thirds of the British are willing to receive the vaccine, according to a survey by the firm Kantar, while 22% say that they will possibly or surely reject the inoculation. In this last group, the highest figure, 38%, corresponds to young people between 18 and 24 years old. In contrast, among those over 65, only 5% will refuse the vaccine.