British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ended his self-isolation two weeks after coming into contact with a Conservative MP who later tested positive for the CCP virus.
In a video posted on Twitter on Nov. 16, Johnson said he felt “great,” was “fit as a butcher’s dog” and “bursting with antibodies,” but would “follow the rules” and self-isolate for 14 days.
He said an end goal date was in sight following the “fantastic news that the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been highly effective in clinical trials.”
“That idea of an end goal date is important, because at last if the promise of the vaccines is fulfilled we do have something … our businesses can begin to plan,” he said.
He added that with hard work, the hope is to “inoculate the vast majority of the people who need the most protection by Easter."
"That will make a very substantial change to where we are at the moment,” he said.
The UK has secured 100 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine candidate and a further 255 million doses of a combination of other vaccine candidates including those from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, which have also reportedly performed well in phase 3 clinical trials.