UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Parliament on July 7, 2021 in London, England.
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LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday that at least one patient infected with the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 has died in the country.
“Unfortunately, yes, Omicron leads to hospital admissions and unfortunately at least one patient has been confirmed to have died with Omicron,” Johnson told reporters during a visit to a vaccination clinic near Paddington, London. according to Sky News.
“So I think the idea that this is kind of a milder version of the virus is something that we need to put aside and just see the sheer pace at which it is accelerating through the population. So the best we can do , is “everyone gets our boosters.” he said.
British Health Minister Sajid Javid said earlier on Monday said the BBC that currently 10 people were hospitalized after being infected with the Omicron variant. Javid said Omicron was spreading at a “phenomenal rate” and cases doubling every few days.
It comes after studying announced the University of Oxford on Monday found that two cans of either the OxfordAstraZeneca or Pfizer–BioNTech The Covid-19 vaccine was significantly less effective in fighting off Omicron when compared to previous variants of the coronavirus.
However, the scientists were optimistic that booster vaccinations would improve immunity to the new, highly transmissible variant.
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