Boris Johnson Says at Least One Dead From Omicron Variant in U.K.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson says one person has died from the omicron variant of Covid-19 in the U.K., Bloomberg News reports.

The prime minister was speaking to reporters on a visit to a vaccination center.

“I think the idea that this is somehow a milder version of the virus, I think that’s something we need to set on one side and just recognize the sheer pace at which it accelerates through the population,” Johnson said. “So the best thing we can do is all get our boosters.”

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