[Ed. – They’re saying the UK is over the worst. If they’re right, that should apply to everyone. Certainly Sweden and Denmark would agree; they’re already over the worst. Of course, a new variant could be sprung on us “unexpectedly” in the meantime, so Dr. Fauci can have his “dark winter.”]
Professor Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University, said the virus could resemble the common cold by spring next year as people’s immunity to the virus is boosted by vaccines and exposure.
It comes the day after Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, whose work helped to develop the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, said viruses tend to become weaker as they spread around.
Asked about her comments on Times Radio, Sir John said: “If you look at the trajectory we’re on, we’re a lot better off than we were six months ago.
“So the pressure on the NHS is largely abated. If you look at the deaths from COVID, they tend to be very elderly people, and it’s not entirely clear it was COVID that caused all those deaths. …”