Until the 90% of Covid-19 patients in intensive care in the UK have not received a booster dose British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday, once again excluding any tightening of restrictions before the New Year.
“I’m sorry to say, but the vast majority of people who enter intensive care in our hospitals are those who did not receive a booster vaccine,” said the conservative leader on the sidelines of a visit to a vaccination center.
«I have spoken with doctors who affirm that until 90% of people in intensive care have not received a booster dose», He detailed, renewing his appeal to the population to receive an additional dose.
“If they are not vaccinated, they are, on average, eight times more likely to end up in the hospital,” Johnson said.
Faced with a blazing spread of the omicron variant, with a record of nearly 130,000 cases recorded in England and Wales on Tuesday, the UK launched a massive booster vaccination campaign, which has already enabled a supplemental dose to be administered to almost 57% of the population. population over 12 years old.
The goal is to offer a supplemental vaccine to the entire adult population before the end of the year.
Relying on the progression of vaccination, and despite increasing hospitalizations, Boris Johnson again on Wednesday excluded tightening the restrictions in force in England to slow the spread of the virus, unlike Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which closed the discos.
“The omicron variant continues to pose real problems, we see that the cases are increasing in hospitals, but it is clearly less virulent than the delta variant and we can continue as we do,” justified the leader. However, he called on the population to celebrate the New Year “wisely.”