It’s been revealed that the early indications are that Omicron covid variant seems to be more transmissible than the Delta one. This is what the UK prime minister said.
According to the latest reports, he was giving an account of the meeting, and the prime minister’s official spokesman said:
“The prime minister said it was too early to draw conclusions on the characteristics of Omicron but early indications were that it is more transmissible than Delta.”
It’s also worth noting the fact that the spokesman said there was no debate around the cabinet table on whether to introduce ‘Plan B’ of the government’s plans to control the virus this winter.
“As of Monday, 336 cases of Omicron have been identified in the UK – 261 in England, 71 in Scotland and four in Wales,” The Guardian notes.
The health secretary, Sajid Javid, told MPs on Monday that cases of Omicron in people without any travel history have been confirmed in the UK – in other words, this means that it is now being transmitted within the community.
Experts address the next pandemic
The other day, we were addressing the fact that the next pandemic after covid 19 could be even more lethal than covid 19, according to what one of the AstraZeneca vaccine creators said.
On the other hand, it’s also important that the lessons learned from the outbreak “must not be squandered and the world should ensure it is prepared for the next viral onslaught”, one of the creators of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine said.
Gilbert, a professor of vaccinology at the University of Oxford, said the world should make sure it is better prepared for the next virus.
“The advances we have made, and the knowledge we have gained, must not be lost,” she said.