THE Christmas covid surge is worse than any spike seen during the first wave of the virus, a SAGE expert has warned.
Speaking of the astonishing 744 covid deaths yesterday, Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust and Government’s SAGE advisory body member, tweeted “Heartbreaking & tragic. Situation worse than ‘Wave 1”.
He pointed out that with medical treatment massively improving and mortality rates now much lower among those hospitalised with covid, a death toll of 744 really shows how out of control the virus currently is.
His comments come as analysis of another mutant strain found in the UK – this time from South Africa – showed it to be even easier to transmit that the current mutant strain surging in south east England.
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