BRITAIN may be the first country “out of the pandemic”, a public health expert has said.

Four in five adults in England have had a booster.


Public health expert Prof David Heymann said that antibodies from the vaccines, and in those previously infected, means 95 per cent of Brits now having some Covid immunity.

He said the high levels of protection mean it is increasingly becoming a disease Brits can live with.

The ex-World Health Organisation boss said: “The UK is the closest to any country of being out of the pandemic — if it isn’t already — and having the disease as endemic as the other four coronaviruses (which cause common colds).”

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But ministers warn the job is not over, with 7.5 million still needing booster jabs.

And around 1.1 million have also had only one dose.

Daily virus cases are falling, with 120,821 registered yesterday.

But there were 379 deaths — the highest daily figure since last February.

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