UK PM Johnson says vaccines helping to break the COVID link to deaths

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People sit and talk to healthcare workers as they wait to receive the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination centre inside the Blackburn Cathedral, in Blackburn, Britain, January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

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LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - Vaccines are breaking the link between COVID-19 infections and deaths, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, cautioning that people should reconciled to the fact there would nevertheless be more deaths from COVID-19.

"We wanted a bit more time to see the evidence that our vaccines have helped to break the link between disease and death," Johnson said at a news conference.

"It has grown ever clearer that these vaccines are indeed successful with the majority of those admitted to hospital unvaccinated."

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Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Alistair Smout

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