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‘Encouraging’ signs for Covid vaccine as over-80s deaths fall in England

Fatality rate dropping more quickly than for younger age groups yet to receive jab, analysis shows

The UK’s vaccination programme appears to have started reducing coronavirus deaths, according to an expert who says the effect is significant enough not to be a result of lockdown alone.

Deaths from coronavirus have fallen by 62% among over-80s since 24 January, the point at which a third of that age group had some level of immunity against coronavirus, having received their first vaccine dose at least two weeks earlier, data analysis shows.

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