Boris Johnson Covid announcement: Omicron 90% milder for those with vaccine booster as cases fall for third day

Boris Johnson Covid announcement: Omicron 90% milder for those with vaccine booster as cases fall for third day

SAJID Javid has revealed today that Omicron is up to 90 PER CENT milder for boosted Brits, and cases have dropped for a third day in a row.

The Health Secretary said the NHS faces a “rocky” few weeks but remained encouraged by the latest data emerging about the variant.

A killer combination of boosters and groundbreaking antiviral drugs have put the country on a much better footing to fight Covid, he said.

Covid cases have today fallen for the third day in a row, as 178,250 more infections have been reported.

It comes as fresh data revealed that the crucial coronavirus R rate could be as high as 1.6 in some parts of England.

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