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Expert warns that ‘Omicron will dominate and overwhelm the whole world in three to six months’

by LLB political Reporter
3rd Dec 21 10:09 am

An infectious diseases specialist has warned that within “three to six months” the new and more transmissible variant will “dominate” the world.

Dr Leong Hoe Nam, based in Singapore said that we will need vaccines to be quickly developed, but the time it takes for a vaccine to be made, then tested to then being rolled out will therefore allow Omicron to build up and dominate the world.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said new vaccines could be ready in less than 100 days, whilst the Moderna jab will take months to develop a vaccine which will specifically target Omicron.

Dr Hoe Nam told CNBC, “Frankly, Omicron will dominate and overwhelm the whole world in three to six months.

“We won’t be able to rush out the vaccines in time and by the time the vaccines come, practically everyone will be infected omicron given this highly infectious and transmissibility.”

The Prime Minister said, “We don’t yet know the extent to which this new wave will wash up on our shores but history shows that we cannot afford to be complacent.

“If we want to control the epidemic here in the UK and if we want to avoid new restrictions on our daily lives, we must all get vaccinated as soon as we are eligible.”

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