An infectious illnesses specialist has warned that inside “three to 6 months” the brand new and extra transmissible variant will “dominate” the world.
Dr Leong Hoe Nam, primarily based in Singapore mentioned that we’ll want vaccines to be shortly developed, however the time it takes for a vaccine to be made, then examined to then being rolled out will subsequently permit Omicron to construct up and dominate the world.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla mentioned new vaccines might be prepared in lower than 100 days, while the Moderna jab will take months to develop a vaccine which can particularly goal Omicron.
Dr Hoe Nam informed CNBC, “Frankly, Omicron will dominate and overwhelm the entire world in three to 6 months.
“We gained’t be capable to rush out the vaccines in time and by the point the vaccines come, virtually everybody shall be contaminated omicron given this extremely infectious and transmissibility.”
The Prime Minister mentioned, “We don’t but know the extent to which this new wave will wash up on our shores however historical past reveals that we can’t afford to be complacent.
“If we need to management the epidemic right here within the UK and if we need to keep away from new restrictions on our each day lives, we should all get vaccinated as quickly as we’re eligible.”