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Expert’s urgent warning to all those infected with Omicron Covid variant over Christmas

Millions of people across the UK caught Coronavirus over the festive period, largely due to the rapid spread of its latest strain, Omicron. In fact, more than four million people in England... Read more »
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COVID news latest – live updates: New variant could prolong current wave, experts warn – as UK reports highest daily deaths for 11 months | UK News

The BA.2 variant is currently deemed a variant under investigation (VUI) by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), following the discovery that it has similar properties to the original Omicron strain of... Read more »
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Covid news latest: New BA.2 variant ‘under investigation’ as ministers ‘consider delaying’ NHS vaccine mandate

Welsh First Minister says UK Government has ‘abandoned science’ in new Covid rules Health authorities are investigating BA.2, a lineage of the Omicron variant, after it was found to have caused hundreds... Read more »

Omicron infections may have plateaued in London, Neil Ferguson says | Omicron variant

Prof Neil Ferguson, the scientist who helped shape Britain’s coronavirus lockdown strategy, said he was “cautiously optimistic” that Omicron infections had plateaued in London and could reduce in the next week. Ferguson,... Read more »

Omicron takes over in London with variant accounting for more than 50% of Covid cases

O micron infections have become the dominant variant in London having sky-rocketed in recent days. The mutation now accounts for more than 50 per cent of cases in the capital, according to... Read more »
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Amid Variant Fears, U.K. Discovers Limits to Its Virus Strategy

LONDON — At almost every step of the pandemic, Britain has been a coronavirus renegade. It locked down later than its European neighbors in March 2020, rolled out vaccines faster than almost... Read more »

Covid news: Omicron variant ‘milder’ but UK ‘not out of danger zone’

Covid Around The World: How Omicron Is Impacting The Holidays Omicron is less likely than the Delta variant to lead to severe disease and hospitalisation, two new studies have suggested. Research from... Read more »
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Omicron: What do COVID hospitalisation figures in London tell us about how severe the new variant is? | UK News

Omicron cases are surging in the UK and as the variant has taken hold for more than a week we can start to see the effect it’s having on hospitalisations for the... Read more »

Seven dead with Omicron Covid variant as people in hospital with new strain soars to 85

The UK Health and Security Agency confirmed seven people have died while infected with the Omicron variant. The number of people hospitalised by the rapidly spreading strain has risen from 65 to... Read more »
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COVID-19: Omicron overtakes Delta as dominant coronavirus variant in London as cases surge across UK | UK News

Omicron has now overtaken Delta as the dominant variant in London – and other regions are just a few days behind on the growth curve, new data suggests. The figures, released by... Read more »