London | British Health Minister Sajid Javed said on Saturday that despite the rise in omicran cases, the new sanctions would only interfere in England as a “last resort” and we hoped to learn to “live” with the coronavirus.
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The United Kingdom is one of the countries most affected by the pandemic, which has killed more than 148,600 people, setting pollution records every day (more than 189,000 in 24 hours on Friday).
Although officials currently insist that the Omicron variant causes less severe forms than the Delta, hospitalization is also on the rise.
“I named him [de personnes] It is stable in intensive care units and does not currently follow the trajectory we saw last year during this period during the Alpha Wave, ”Sajid Javid said in a column. Daily Mail.
Thanks to the massive vaccine booster campaign, the government decided not to impose further holiday sanctions on England as the country was “in a very strong position”, he continued in Wales and Northern Ireland, unlike Scotland.
“Restrictions on our freedom should only interfere as a last resort,” Mr Javid added in the tabloid. Emphasizing the “immense health, social and economic cost of detention,” he felt he needed to provide himself with ways to “live with the virus” through vaccination, a arsenal of treatments and massive screening.
The minister, however, acknowledged that the health service would be “inevitably” under pressure in the coming weeks due to the “sharp increase” in hospitals.
Newspaper Daily Telegraph However, it suggested on Saturday that the government extend the recommendation to Telework, which has been in effect since mid-December, in January.
For the New Year, Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had achieved the official goal of providing a booster dose to all adults by the end of December, although more than 70% of people in England accepted it.
According to a study published by the British Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) on Friday, patients infected with Omicron who received the vaccine booster had an 81% lower risk of being hospitalized than those who were not vaccinated.
The Public Health Service (NHS), which has seen an increase in hospital admissions, has announced it is setting up temporary structures to open hundreds of beds to prepare for the “worst scenario”.