on Experts suggest that gathering together to watch football matches may be a potential reason why women are nearly a third less likely to contract the coronavirus than they are.
Interim survey results from June 24 to July 5 Imperial College London And Ipsos Mori show that since the last React-1 study (conducted from May 20 to June), the number of infections has increased fourfold.
Data show that 1 in 170 people is infected, and the time has doubled recently to 6 days.
The researchers said that this round was the first time that there was a significant difference between the number of men and women who tested positive for the virus.
professor Paul Elliott The director of the React project at the Imperial School of Public Health said: “We noticed in this round that the prevalence of men is higher than that of women-men are about 0.7% and women are about 0.5%.
“So once we adjust for other variables, the chance of women testing positive in our study will decrease by 30%.”
When asked why this is the case, Steven Riley, professor of infectious disease dynamics at Imperial College London, said that fluctuations in transmission may be caused by changes in social integration.
He added: “And there is a lot of evidence that internal mixing is more likely to cause transmission than external mixing.
“If I had to speculate on the impact of the euro, I would first consider the possible impact-much more extensive than when we were near London-I would consider the possibility of people mixing internally more frequently than they would otherwise.
“So my first thought was not about the stadium and its surroundings immediately, but about the more general behavior of the crowd, but we did not directly illustrate the results of this in this study.”
Professor Riley further said: “Different things may affect it. I think the social level of men and women may be responsible.
“Then due to the choice of timing, watching a football match may cause men to have more social activities than usual.”
The study also found that the infection rate of children under the age of 65 with dual vaccination was three times lower than that of unvaccinated children under 65, proving the impact of vaccination
With the relaxation of restrictions, the number of cases is expected to continue to increase, and people are urged to remain cautious and fulfill their personal responsibilities.
Latest data shows infection United Kingdom Since the last React-1 report, it has quadrupled from 0.15% to 0.59%.
The prevalence has increased exponentially, and the average doubling time between rounds 12 and 13 is 15 days.
However, the data shows that only in the first half of the 13th round, there is a doubling time of 6.1 days, and the corresponding R value is 1.87.
Although the prevalence has increased in all age groups under 75, the highest prevalence rates are 1.33% for 13 to 17 years and 1.40% for 18 to 24 years.
The data shows that infections have increased in all regions-London had the largest increase, with its prevalence increasing from 0.13% in the 12th round to 1.08% in the 13th round, an increase of more than eight times.
However, among the vaccinated population, the prevalence rate increased slightly, from 0.06% in the population 65 and older who reported two doses in the 12th round to 0.24% in the same group in the 13th round.
Sanitation Committee Sajid Javid Said: “As we start society and learn to live with Covid-19, we will inevitably see a significant increase in cases in the coming weeks.
“But today’s research results show that the infection rate for people who received two doses of the vaccine is three times lower.
“Getting a second life-saving injection is more important than ever, so that we can continue to weaken the link between cases, hospitalizations and deaths and build a wall against the virus.
“When we move from regulations to guidance and return to our daily lives, meeting relatives and returning to work, it is vital that people maintain a good sense of personal responsibility for the health of themselves and those around them.”
Professor Elliott said: “Despite the successful launch of the vaccination program, we are still seeing a rapid increase in the number of infections, especially among young people.
“However, it is encouraging that people who have received both vaccines have a lower infection rate.
“Therefore, it is vital that as many people as possible get the two vaccines when they are offered.”