This is a wake-up call for all those who believe that vaccines alone will put an end to the pandemic. I am afraid that the English 'solution' will win out: Let it rip.44 new COVID-19 infections were recorded yesterday domestically and at the border. Most were outside of quarantine and located all over the country. The chief epidemiologist says he fears the virus will reach vulnerable sectors of the community if the number of infections continues to increase.
“One has hoped that vaccination would provide good prevention of widespread infection and serious illness,” Þórólfur says. “We are seeing, however, continued spread among the vaccinated, so it seems that vaccination does not work well enough to prevent infection.”
He says it is up for debate whether Iceland has yet reached the point of needing to reintroduce some domestic COVID controls, but says that the sooner controls are imposed, the better they work and the sooner they can be relaxed again.
“If we just let the virus spread in society, then we will very likely see serious illness among very many. I think we just need to look at this not idealistically, but realistically.”
COVID spread worries epidemiologist (RUV.is, July 20, 2021)