U.Ok. Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend Prime Ministers Questions at the Houses of Parliament on July 7, 2021 in London, England.
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LONDON — U.Ok. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday that at least one patient contaminated with the brand new omicron variant of Covid-19 has died within the nation.
“Sadly yes, omicron is producing hospitalizations and sadly at least one patient has been confirmed to have died with omicron,” Johnson instructed reporters on a go to to a vaccination clinic close to Paddington, London, according to Sky News.
“So I think the idea that this is somehow a milder version of the virus, I think that’s something we need to set on one side and just recognize the sheer pace at which it accelerates through the population. So the best thing we can do is all get our boosters.” he mentioned.
Earlier on Monday, U.Ok. Health Secretary Sajid Javid told the BBC that 10 folks had been at present in hospital after being contaminated with the omicron variant. Javid mentioned omicron was spreading at a “phenomenal rate” and circumstances had been doubling each few days.
It comes after a examine introduced by the University of Oxford on Monday discovered that two doses of both the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine had been considerably much less efficient at fending off omicron in comparison with earlier variants of the coronavirus.
Scientists had been, nonetheless, optimistic that booster photographs would enhance immunity in opposition to the brand new, extremely transmissible variant.
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