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第447期
(2021/07/29出刊)
大解封 英國兒少不打疫苗

 England lifted most of its domestic COVID-19 restrictions on July 19th, marking a milestone as the country moves into a new phase of pandemic life — what some have named "Freedom Day." After 17 months of empty dance floors, nightclubs reopened at midnight with a bang, welcoming young people to dance the night away.
 Meanwhile, the British government has decided not to vaccinate most children and teenagers against COVID-19 until more safety data on the vaccines become available. However, some healthy children over 12 who live with other vulnerable people can have the vaccine, as well as those who are soon to turn 18. The decision to hold off giving shots to most people under age 18 puts the UK at odds with France and several other European countries, which have decided to vaccinate adolescents as young as 12.

 英國在七月十九日解除國內大部分的新冠肺炎限制措施,這一天是全國進入新一階段疫情生活的重要里程碑,有人稱之為「自由日」。當地夜店舞池空了十七個月以後,午夜熱鬧重開,歡迎年輕人上門徹夜熱舞。
 在此同時,英國政府決定在獲得更多疫苗的安全數據之前,不為大多數兒童和青少年接種新冠疫苗。然而,部分和其他高風險族群同住的十二歲以上健康小孩,以及即將滿十八歲者,可以施打疫苗。英國暫緩為大多數十八歲以下的人注射疫苗的決定,顯然和法國等其他歐洲國家出現分歧,它們都已決定為十二歲以上青少年接種疫苗。