UK to speed up vaccinations, warns Indian variant may delay full reopening

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By Kate Holton and Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) -Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday Britain would accelerate its COVID-19 vaccination programme, to try to contain a fast-spreading variant first identified in India that could knock a re-opening of the economy off track. The United Kingdom has delivered one of the world’s fastest inoculation campaigns, giving a first shot to almost 70% of the adult population and a second to 36%, helping to reduce infection rates and deaths. But the emergence of the B.1.617.2 variant in parts of northern England and London has prompted some scientist…

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