Covid not over and next pandemic could be more lethal, says Oxford jab creator

Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert says this will not be the last time a virus threatens our lives and our livelihoods

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The coronavirus pandemic that has so far killed more than 5 million people worldwide is far from over and the next one could be even more lethal, the creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has said.

As fears grow over the threat posed by the highly mutated Omicron variant, detected in more than 30 countries, Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert cautioned that while it was increasingly obvious that “this pandemic is not done with us”, the next one could be worse.

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