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Victoria Derbyshire’s brother caught Covid at a Christmas meal with friends despite being triple vaccinated.
The 53-year-old BBC presenter revealed on Twitter that 17 of the group’s 21 members, all vaccinated, have been infected with the virus and that her brother, 51-year-old Nick Derbyshire, is ‘feeling hard’ and isolated.
The journalist warned that she “shows how fast transmission can be with Omicron,” then added that the goal of her tweet was to raise awareness about the transmissibility of the disease.
It occurs as the mutant strain is emerging in Britain, with one expert warning today that it is “highly likely” that people will know someone infected with the variant unless they are “living the life of a hermit.”
Ms Derbyshire said: ‘My brother’s triple jab, the third was Pfizer 3-4 weeks ago.
“ He just has Covid and feels ‘badass’ and is isolating himself.
Ms Derbyshire added that the goal of her tweet was to raise awareness about the communicability of the disease.
“I went out to eat out with a lot of friends last Friday, all of them vaccinated, 17 out of 21 of them now tested positive.” [sic]
Derbyshire is a former top-class English cricketer who now runs an e-commerce company in London, although it is not yet known where the meal took place.
Mail Online has contacted him for comment.
His sister’s tweet has received hundreds of comments from his more than 150,000 followers.
One wrote: ‘If he feels hard about Covid after 3 strokes then he must be very glad he had them, otherwise he might be seeking hospitalization’, to which Ms Derbyshire replied: ‘Yes he is ‘.
Another agreed that the triple jab will likely minimize his symptoms, to which he added: “Yes, he will never be near a hospital, but it shows how fast transmission can be with Omicron.”
With cases of the variant doubling every three days in Britain, health chiefs are urging people to use testing and social distancing to avoid a spike in cases over Christmas.
Professor Riley told BBC Radio 4’s Today show: ‘Omicron is spreading so fast that, I think, unless you’re living the life
Eleanor Riley, a professor of immunology and infectious diseases, said on Saturday that Omicron is spreading so fast that it is “very likely” that people will know someone infected with the Covid-19 variant unless they are “living the life of a hermit. “.
The University of Edinburgh academic also warned that ‘a lot of people’ could end up in hospital even if the coronavirus mutation proves to cause milder symptoms than the Delta variant.
Professor Riley told BBC Radio 4’s Today show: ‘Omicron is spreading so fast that, I think, unless you’re living the life of a hermit, you’re very likely to find it in the next few weeks.
“I don’t think anyone should go around thinking that they won’t get it, I think the situation has changed.”
She added: ‘There is a big’ yes ‘about this,’ is it milder? ‘. I think it is very dangerous to compare data from South Africa, say, with the UK.
“ Even if it is milder and therefore a smaller proportion of infected people end up in the hospital, given that many people are going to encounter this virus, even a small proportion of many people is many people in the hospital ” ‘. .
The highly transmissible mutant strain is likely to make up the majority of Covid cases in Britain over the next two weeks, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said in a report yesterday, and could reach a million infections. at the end of this month.
It is a leaked advice from the agency, sent to Health Secretary Sajid Javid, calling for “strict national measures” to be adopted before December 18.
In a document marked ‘official, sensitive’, sent from UKHSA to Mr Javid, seen by The Guardian, the body warns: ‘The key point is that under a variety of plausible scenarios, strict action is needed on December 18, 2021 or earlier if doubling times remain at 2.5 days.
“Even if doubling times increase to around 5 days, more stringent action is likely still needed in December.”
He adds: “The rapid spread of Omicron means that action to limit pressures on the healthcare system may have to come sooner than intuition suggests.”
Hospitalizations and deaths in the capital are flat, but both measures
London also appears to be doing poorly this time, with Omicron believed to be to blame for government data showing the capital has the fastest growing Covid outbreak in England.
In all 32 districts of the city, cases are increasing and Omicron has been found in every corner of the city.
Hospitalizations and deaths in the capital are flat, but both measures are delayed by several weeks due to the time it can take for a person who has contracted the virus to become seriously ill.
The capital’s public health chiefs say they are taking the new threat “extremely seriously” and that it could take over the city in as little as two weeks.
Scotland is Omicron’s other hotspot, with concerns that a ‘tsunami’ of cases will lead Nicola Sturgeon to introduce stricter self-isolation rules.
Announcing Friday that entire families will now have to self-isolate if a member of their household tests positive for the virus, he said the variant could become dominant within days.
Speaking after the Cobra briefing yesterday, Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said: ‘The meeting that I have just chaired with the prime ministers of all decentralized administrations was presented with very challenging new information.
“We know that we have the highest number of Covid infections in the UK on record today since 9th January. We know that the Omicron variant doubles every two to three days in England, and possibly even faster in Scotland.
“We know that 30 per cent of the cases reported in London are the Omicron variant and, of course, we only identified Omicron in this country a fortnight ago.”
Meanwhile, the total of Omicron cases in Britain increased by 54 percent in one day with another 448 confirmed.
The official figure went from 1,200, but health chiefs admit that the real figure will be up to 20 times higher, and surveillance data suggests that it already represents at least 10 percent of new cases, the equivalent of 4,000 people per day. .
Victoria Derbyshire Quick and Facts
- BBC presenter Ms Derbyshire, 53, revealed the news of her brother on Twitter
- She said he ‘feels rough’ and is in isolation following a meal with pals last Friday
- She said the booster jab three to four weeks ago was minimising his symptoms
- Presenter added that ‘it shows how rapid transmission can be with Omicron’