A prominent immunologist has revealed that Omicron is not the same disease we noticed last year and the high covid death rate in the United Kingdom is now history.
A government’s life science adviser and the Oxford University’s regius professor of medicine, Sir John Bell revealed that the number of hospital admission had risen in the past few weeks due to the accumulation of omicron. According to his study, the disease seems to be less serious and peoples spend less time in the hospital compared to Covid-19. He also said that many patients needed high flow oxygen and on average, the stay length was less than three days.
In the run-up to the New Year, many scientists have criticized the government's decision not to introduce any more covid restrictions in England. Ever since the epidemic began, some have described it as "the biggest difference between scientific advice and the law." They have dispatched concern that now Omicron may seem to be in control, but it is highly contagious, meaning that the number of hospitals and deaths could rise rapidly without interference.
Chris Hopson, chief executive of National Health Service providers, said it was not yet clear what would happen if the infection rate in the elderly began to rise. The absence of NHS staff due to the isolation of Omicron is also putting pressure on health services, with experts reckoning that up to 40% of London's staff could be unavailable in "the worst-case scenario".
Environment Secretary George Eustace said the government was keeping the admission rate to Covid Hospital under "very close review" after the government decided that there would be no new restriction before New Year Eve.
John Bell said that the dreadful scene we saw a year ago, where a lot of people are dying due to lack of care, so every citizen should be very careful about the Omicron variant because the previous stage may be repeated this time. He also revealed that during multiple waves of covid including Delta and Omicron, the prevalence and mortality of the disease have not changed much since the public was vaccinated.
An associate professor of cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, Simon Clark,warns that the latest data is incomplete after the announcement of the Government that they would no longer introduce the Covid restrictions this year.
The medicine specialist of the University of East Anglia Paul Hunter revealed Tuesday that people should be allowed to lead normal lives in the same way that they do in order to survive the common cold.