People trying to use the COVID-19 pass will soon need a booster shot, according to top executives in the UK.
Sajid Javid, the State’s Minister of Health, told Congress in a prepared statement that the emergence of Omicron virus variants was “insufficient in two jabs to prevent symptomatic infections.” Said.
Several small studies recently conducted on human samples suggest that people with a primary vaccination regimen have little or no protection against Omicron infection.
However, Javid argues that boosters can be protected from Omicron, citing an analysis by the UK Health and Security Agency that suggests that boosters are 70 percent more effective against symptomatic infections.
Other data have also shown that boosters can help restore some of the lost protection, but none of the papers have been peer-reviewed yet.
“Because of the threat of Omicron, we will move to Plan B in the UK at the will of Congress,” said Javid.
If approved by lawmakers, people should wear masks in public places indoors and work from home if possible.
On the other hand, you need a COVID pass to attend nightclubs and large events.
You can get the pass by taking a negative test within the last 48 hours. When a person completes self-isolation, they will be tested positive within the last 6 months and show innate immunity. Or “completely vaccinated”. This means taking the COVID-19 vaccine twice.
According to Javid, the latter requirement will change.
“Once every adult has a reasonable opportunity to get a booster jab, we will change this tax exemption to require a booster dose,” said Javid.
Congressmen will vote for Plan B on Tuesday.
Some people, including the British Conservative MP Marcus Fysh, have panned a new proposal.
“Caution: Vaccine passports don’t really work. They are psy-opps for people to get vaccinated. I’m all vaccinated. I just talk openly with people about its benefits and safety. So that’s a good thing, and let’s stop these ridiculous and dangerous games, “he says. I wrote on Twitter..
Javid said the pass is not a passport as it is available to unvaccinated people.
In his statement, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the country, thanks to Omicron, “two doses of the vaccine are not enough to provide the level of protection we all need.” It was done the next day.
Health officials and experts initially advertised that the vaccine was very effective against infectious diseases and severe illnesses, but evidence of rapid growth is that shots are on infectious diseases, especially Omicron mutants. On the other hand, it shows that it works poorly.
Although they are better tolerant of severe illness, research and actual data show a decline from the first few months.
Omicron is a variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the virus that causes COVID-19. The variant was first identified by South African scientists last month and dates back to at least October, according to genomic sequencing of positive tests in Africa.
Since then, people who have obtained COVID-19 from Omicron have been detected in dozens of countries, including the United Kingdom.
Health officials there identified more than 4,700 cases, including 10 in the United Kingdom who needed hospital care.
One of Omicron died, officials said Monday.
Most Omicron patients in developed countries are vaccinated. A few have received booster shots.
Authorities have not yet released vaccination status, age, or other details for the dead. However, most inpatients were vaccinated twice, officials said.
Simon Veazey contributed to this report.