Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London has said that he 80% sure that Brits will be able to enjoy summer.
Professor Ferguson who was dubbed “Professor lockdown” was part of the team that urged the Prime Minister to place England into it’s first lockdown almost a year ago.
He told The Observer newspaper that he is certain summer will happen, but also thinks there could be “a 20% chance things could go wrong.”
He told the newspaper, “It is highly likely that we will have driven Covid down to very low levels of case numbers and we can begin enjoying summer.
“We will still need to monitor things very carefully, and there has yet to be a proper discussion about what we do in autumn.
“Certainly, I think it is highly likely we will have to roll out a booster vaccine to protect against possible new variants.
“So, while I am optimistic overall, I still think there is a 20% chance things could go wrong, with the possible appearance of dangerous new variants which undermine immunity given by vaccines.”
As a result of the successful vaccine roll out he predicts that most restrictions will be lifted by June as cases are falling.