Covid-19 news: UK will see large wave of omicron, scientist says

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Visitors queue for Covid-19 vaccinations at a National Health Service (NHS) walk-in vaccine center at Romford, U.K., on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned the U.K. is facing a "tidal wave" of omicron infections and set an end-of-year deadline for the countrys booster vaccination program. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Visitors queue for covid-19 vaccinations at a walk-in vaccine center in Romford, UK

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Latest coronavirus news as of 1pm on 13 December

All adults in England will be offered a booster dose of a covid-19 vaccine but it may not be enough to stop the spread of omicron, warn scientists

England’s vaccination programme will be accelerated to offer all over-18s in the country a booster dose from this week, in light of soaring cases of the omicron variant. 

Prime minister Boris Johnson declared an “omicron emergency” yesterday in a televised briefing. The UK government plans to deliver one million booster jabs a day this month 156,000 more…

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