Almost half of UK adults back lockdown for unvaccinated, poll finds

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Nearly half of UK adults began a national lockdown in December for those who have not had at least two COVID-19 vaccinations, polling shows.

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According to data collected by Savanta Comres, 45 per cent of adults support the introduction of selective lockdown, while 32 per cent oppose the measure.

Opposition to the lockdown for unvaccinated people is highest among people aged 18-34 (39 per cent) and, surprisingly, those who have not yet been vaccinated (67 per cent).


Support is highest among those over 55 (55 percent) and conservative voters (52 percent).

Many are in favor of the government reducing the waiting time between the second dose of the vaccine and the third ‘booster’ jab, which is backed by 46 per cent of the population. One in six opposed the suggestion.

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Commenting on the findings, Savanta Comres Director of Political Research, Chris Hopkins, said: “Despite the UK government’s insistence that it wants to avoid further COVID restrictions at all costs, news from across Europe that some people have See it as drastic measures to encourage. With the onset of winter, the uptake of the vaccine will certainly be a distinct possibility in the minds of many.

“And, as Britons have consistently been in favor of tighter restrictions and measures to encourage vaccination in our polling for the past 18 months, it is little surprise to see such a significant proportion favor an unaffiliated-only lockdown. “

It comes after protests and violence across Europe over tightened coronavirus restrictions to contain the latest wave of infections.

Austria was the first country to take the drastic step of introducing a complete national lockdown from Monday.

Demonstrations took place over the weekend in several countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Crotia, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland, raising public anger over COVID-19 measures such as partial lockdowns, unvaccinated and mandatory jabs. ,

Europe has again become the epicenter of the pandemic, accounting for half of global cases and deaths, with many countries experiencing record numbers of daily infections in recent weeks.

The World Health Organization said it was “very concerned” about the spread of Covid-19 on the continent and warned that 500,000 more deaths could be recorded by March unless immediate action is taken.


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