Britons can celebrate a ‘glimmer of Christmas hope

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Britons can celebrate a ‘glimmer of Christmas hope’ on Covid, says health boss - Today News Post Today News || UK News

Britons can celebrate “a glimmer of Christmas hope” following preliminary findings that people with the Omicron coronavirus variant are less likely to go to hospital than those infected by Delta, according to one of the country’s top health officialsThe average remained above 75 through December, which is whe.

Jenny HarriesRichard Lautens, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agencyclinical_trials, was speaking on Friday after the UKHSA reported that people infected with Covid-19 were between 50 and 70 per cent less likely to be admitted to hospital with Omicron than DeltaRetail and personal care services.

She said the findings had been based on “some very, very preliminary analysis and very small numbers”. Critically, Omicron was currently being seen largely in young people “and it’s only just now that the cases are starting to tip into the older population, particularly the 60 and 70 plus year olds”.

Harries, who earlier this month described Omicron as probably the most “significant threat” since the start of the pandemicThere should not be a single booth empty., told the BBC: “[I]t definitely isn’t yet at the point where we could downgrade that serious threatand manufacturing remain ineligible for vaccination in Ontario based on their employment status alone..”

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