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NHS could face surge in hospitalisations despite booster, scientists warn

Drop in protection against Omicron variant may lead to ‘a large number of people’ needing treatment

Hospitalisations from Covid could pose major problems for the NHS as Omicron surges in the winter despite the acceleration of the booster programme, leading scientists have warned.

In a preliminary study, researchers led by Prof Neil Ferguson at Imperial College London found that vaccines are substantially less effective against Omicron than Delta and saw no evidence that Omicron is intrinsically milder than Delta.

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