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11/30/2021, 2:39 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Johnson: UK will throw everything at new strain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Tuesday that his government will "throw everything" to curb the further spread of COVID-19 and its new variant Omicron.

Johnson urged the public to apply for receiving a vaccine against the virus to prevent getting infected with the disease. He expressed his belief that it is "overwhelmingly likely" the existing jabs will provide "a lot of protection" against Omicron, although Moderna Inc. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Stephane Bancel estimated differently, adding that the latter is "not necessarily saying the vaccines are ineffective against serious illness or death."

Johnson also stated he does not believe it necessary to tighten the currently active measures of protection against the virus but still called for the people to remain "cautious and sensible."

Baha Breaking the News (BBN) / JR