Widespread coronavirus vaccination risks day before Armistice wave of infections, experts warn – The Times

Widespread vaccination risks a “day before Armistice” wave of infections and deaths as people relax social distancing too quickly, senior government advisers have warned.

Only 44 per cent of people said they would follow the rules after vaccination, down from 65 per cent who said they were currently abiding by advice on hygiene and social distancing, according to surveys carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team, known as the “nudge unit”.

David Halpern, the unit’s head, who sits on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said he was very worried that people would “drop their guard” once they were vaccinated and dramatically increase their social contact.

People need to realise that it takes at least a couple of weeks for protection to kick

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