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Omicron could cause up to 75,000 deaths in UK by April end, study warns

IndiaTimes Monday, 13 December 2021
Omicron can cause 25,000 to 75,000 related deaths in the UK by April next year, if additional measures are not taken, a modelling study said. The study suggests that Omicron has the potential to cause a wave of transmission in England that could lead to higher levels of cases and hospitalisations than those seen during January 2021. Researchers used the latest experimental data on the antibody-evading characteristics of Omicron to explore plausible scenarios for the immune escape of the variant.
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