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Almost all Britons are PROTECTED against Covid because 97% have antibodies to fight the virus

NEARLY all Britons are now protected against Covid with a record 97.5% having antibodies against the virus.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the proportion of people with immunity has reached the peak of the pandemic.

The Office for National Statistics estimates six in 10 adults in the UK have had three stabbings

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The Office for National Statistics estimates six in 10 adults in the UK have had three stabbingsCredit: LNP

They estimate that in the UK, 97.5% of adults have Covid-killing antibodies from being stabbed or infected with the virus.

In Wales it was 96.8%, in Scotland 97.7% and in Northern Ireland 97.4%.

The figures are calculated using blood tests up to December 23.

The NHS’s bumper-boosting drug rollout and high case rates throughout the summer and autumn mean most people in the UK are now vaccinated or infected.

And these antibodies – which seek out and destroy the virus if it enters the body – are helping to prevent the Omicron crisis.

They don’t prevent infection but do prevent most people from getting very sick or dying.

Office for National Statistics figures show antibody levels are at all-time highs across the UK

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Office for National Statistics figures show antibody levels are at all-time highs across the UK

Professor David Heymann, a virologist at the London School of Hygiene, said its huge level of protection meant the UK would be the first to beat Covid.

He told Chatham House this week: “The UK, is the closest to any country that has come out of the pandemic – if it hasn’t – and having the disease is like four. other coronaviruses”.

He said the UK’s high level of protection was due to previous stab wounds and infections.

Professor Heymann added: “That antibody is blocking the virus. And it now behaves more like an endemic coronavirus than a pandemic.

“Population immunity appears to be keeping the virus and its variants from causing serious illness or death in countries with high population immunity.”

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