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Deaths could hit 6000 a day in the UK in January 2022 as Omicron spreads


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UK scientists: bring in curbs now or face up to 2m daily Covid infections as Omicron spreads

"Deaths could hit 6,000 a day and delaying restrictions until New Year will cut effectiveness, say Sage experts

The scale of the threat posed by the Omicron variant was laid bare by government scientists last night as they warned that there are now hundreds of thousands of infections every day. That daily number could reach between 600,000 and 2 million by the end of the month if new restrictions are not brought in immediately.

The government’s SPI-M-O group of scientists, which reports to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), also warned that, based on their modelling, hospitalisations could peak between 3,000 and 10,000 a day and deaths at between 600 and 6,000 a day.

Sage urged the government to reintroduce “more stringent measures … very soon”. The minutes of its meeting on Thursday stated: “The timing of such measures is crucial. Delaying until 2022 would greatly reduce the effectiveness of such interventions and make it less likely that these would prevent considerable pressure on health and care settings.”




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On 12/19/2021 at 1:55 PM, Sir.Sim said:

My anxiety after reading this 

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It’s an “up to” scenario though. Could very well be a SL going top 5 more likely than not top 3 kind of situation. :icant:

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