Thank you Coathanger16.
If the new variant is the prime cause, it would be interesting to see similar graphs for hospital admissions, ICU occupancy and fatalities over the coming few weeks which might give an indication as to whether or not it's symptoms can more serious. So far, the Scientists think probably not and that the vaccines will still be effective.
Stalled maybe? Not enough vaccine and his holiness Mr. Blair is preaching the need to forego the second dose, we do NOT need this confusion. I am slated for vaccination in August 21 despite medical need though I may be expendable!
Until the virus is completely under control I suspect having evidence of vaccination will be the norm for many months to come. Also, the jury seems to be out whether or not the jab, which gives you some personal immunity, prevents you from spreading the virus.
Today I saw, from official source on twitter, that they are seeing a decline of infections and cases
Having a UK produced vaccine distribution and administration is going to be easy so I expect Westminster to be ahead of the curve ...