“Looking at Omigran, we know it spreads very fast. We are currently admitted to 104 hospitals. [de pessoas] With Omicron, we had 12 deaths. But there is a time delay based on the data, so we do not really know the severity, ”Rob told the Times Radio.
“The only thing we know is that there is more than 70% effective protection for those who receive the booster vaccine,” he added, adding that the acceleration of the government-determined booster vaccination campaign was justified.
Half of people over the age of 12 have received the third dose of the Govt-19 vaccine in the UK, which has seen a sharp rise in the number of cases (reported 82,886 on Sunday) due to the Omigron variant.
It is one of the most infected countries in Europe with more than 147,000 deaths.
Faced with this situation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced new control measures, including the use of masks in closed public spaces other than bars and restaurants, and the introduction of health passes to enter clubs, concerts and large events.
But a significant number of Conservative MPs oppose the new measures because they restrict individual freedom, Foreign Secretary for European Relations David Frost resigned on Saturday.
British scientists have backed the need for additional measures to slow the proliferation of cases that place a heavy burden on health services, and are already suffering from the lack of isolated police, fire and health professionals.
But some ministers prefer to wait for more information before introducing additional restrictions, with a third of them opposed, including Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, The Times reported.
Despite the situation, Dominic Robb said, “Because of the size of the vaccine, the general status of the vaccine, but especially the impact of the campaign, the country is expected to have a better Christmas than last year. [vacinas de] Reinforcement “.
On Sunday, however, Health Minister Sajid Javed did not rule out the introduction of new rules until Christmas, explaining that “nothing is guaranteed in this epidemic.”
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