COVID-19 omicron waves peak in the UK: study

According to British scientists, the Omicron wave of COVID-19 has peaked in the UK and cases are beginning to decline in all age groups and almost every region of the country.

Tim SpectorData from King’s College London, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Principal Scientist in the ZOE COVID Study app, show that the Omicron wave peaked and all early data on hospitalization, death, and severity of the Omicron variant were “positive.” “I can see it,” he said.

He said the symptoms of COVID-19 are now “more common than colds and flu for the first time this winter and are indistinguishable.”

According to data from the ZOE COVID study, 52.5% of people experiencing new cold-like symptoms may have symptomatic COVID-19, an increase from 51.3% last week.

According to ZOE data, there are currently an average of 183,364 new daily symptomatic cases of COVID-19 in the UK, a clear 12% reduction from 208,471 reported last week.

Among those who have been vaccinated at least twice, there are now 83,699 new daily symptomatic cases, an 11 percent reduction from the 93,540 new daily cases reported last week.

Studies show that cases are declining in all regions except the northeast, where the increase has already slowed and should begin to decline soon.

New daily symptomatic cases are also declining in all age groups, with low levels of cases over 75 years of age.

Specter said this was a “sign of security” that the more vulnerable group had escaped from the worst Omicron waves.

He said he did not expect these rates to drop to zero, but Omicron believes that “probably until the end of spring, the population will continue to circulate at a manageable level.”

Some scientists have already predicted that COVID-19 will soon become endemic.

Professor David Hayman of the London School of Economics and Tropical Medicine said on January 11 that the UK has high herd immunity and is probably “the closest country to a pandemic-free country.” I did. I’m out of the pandemic and have an endemic illness. “

Clive Dix, a former chairman of the UK Vaccine Task Force, said he would end mass vaccination against COVID-19 over the weekend and that the UK needs to focus on managing it as an endemic disease like influenza.

Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, also said on December 28 that COVID-19 would be “another cause of the common cold.”

Alexander Chan


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