British government Warns: ‘British Strand of covid could be 30% more deadly’

By Theodore Shoebat

Yet more reason to block immigration from Europe. As we read in 124NEWS:

The new strain of coronavirus identified in Britain could be not only more transmissible but also more deadly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.

“It also now appears that there is some evidence that the new variant… may be associated with a higher degree of mortality,” he said at a Downing Street news conference.

Chief government scientist Patrick Vallance said the new variant could be around 30 percent more deadly, although he stressed that only sparse data was available.

He said that for a 60-year-old man, around 10 in 1,000 would be expected to die after catching the original strain, a probability that rises to “13 or 14” for the new strain.

“You will see that across the different age groups as well, a similar sort of relative increase in the risk,” he added.

Britain is in the grip of its third and worst wave of the virus, reporting record daily death tolls that have pushed the total figure close to 100,000.