The British are also facing a major coronavirus expansion now that the omikron variant is dominant there. Experts warn that by the end of the year there could be up to two million infections a day. The death toll could peak at 6000 people per day.
It is the SAGE group whispering to the government what to do during this Corona crisis. In other words, The British GEMS. These experts are of the opinion that things are very bleak with the Omicron and that is why new measures must be taken. “The timing is crucial, if we wait until next year, the pressure on the health care system will only increase.” Just as in the Netherlands – where a new ban has been imposed – according to experts, measures are needed to limit contacts. “Large gatherings are a big risk.”
With this caveat, experts also add some ominous calculations. With these measures, the number of new infections will be limited from 200,000 to 1 million per day, the number of hospitalizations will be between 1,500 and 5,000, and the number of deaths between 200 and 2,000. Without measures, we will get a multiple of these numbers, with the death toll that could be It rises to 6000 per day.