The Office for National Statistics shows that stocks of paracetamol and ibuprofen are low due to people self-medicating at home in the fight against Omicron.
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Stocks of over-the-counter medicines such as paracetamol and ibuprofen have declined due to the purchase of Omicron variant.
Both painkillers are missing from store shelves across the country, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Statistics show that 30% of stores have very limited supplies of paracetamol as people try to fight the virus at home.
Professor Richard Wilding said: “People have amps, which probably means there will be an increase in the number of people taking this product and then you have the common cold, flu and Covid.
“Supply needs to actually catch up and work with this … the new normality for supply chains is unfortunately an awful lot of volatility and challenges with this.
“Such products are more likely to be disrupted.”
The shortage of drugs was also pronounced in the time before Christmas, with the ONS showing that it was also in short supply between 17 and 25 December.
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Stocks across the country fell 25 percent on availability, they reported Telegraph.
Michelle Riddalls, head of the Consumer Health Association, UK Owners Association (PAGB), added: “Any gaps on the shelves of over-the-counter medicines are likely to be local, uncommon and filled in a relatively short time.”
It comes when the latest figures show that the number of Covid cases in the UK has increased by 109,133 in the last 24 hours, down 39% in the last week.
A further 335 deaths were also recorded.
Last Thursday, Examples of covids increased by 179,756 with a further 231 deaths.
Yesterday, the number of cases increased by 129,587 – the latest figures come in when a doctor on the front line says it looks “increasingly likely” that the state will be able to beat Omicron variant.
Dr Richard Cree, an intensive care consultant at James Cook University Hospital, who wrote about his work during the pandemic, said: “The number of people admitted to the hospital after the infection remains high.
“But the number of people accepted has not risen as high as I feared it could, and may even begin to decline.”