Just hours ago, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the Omicron wave has likely ended with hospital admissions stable and falling and already low ICU admissions also falling. England will there revert back to Plan A, which notably removes the use of vaccine passes, masks and work from home.
Though a major victory in the fight against unscientific and harmful measures, vaccine mandates are still scheduled for National Health Services (NHS) frontline workers starting April 1. Without 2 doses, suspensions and terminations will begin for more than 70,000 NHS workers, or 4.9% of all workers.
Despite UK cases tripling to a record 218,376 daily cases January 4, 2022, over the previous January 8, 2021, high of 67,794 cases and ICUs never seeing a rise with Omicron, Boris Johnson continued to credit vaccine boosters.
Read more here on Johnson’s announcement.