COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Total 6 Posts

We shouldn’t be complacent to the potential threat of this, or subsequent COVID waves.

6 min read
Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 are behind an increasing wave of infections in the UK. The wall of immunity put up by vaccinations and previous infections is not as strong as it once was. So, what happens next?

COVID in children is not mild.

3 min read
Kim Wareham’s daughter is 10. After successfully protecting her against the virus for two years, omicron finally got her. Through her testimony, she wants people to know what her suffering has been like and that COVID-19 for children is not mild.

Research says Omicron lasts much longer on surfaces than other variants – but disinfecting still works.

5 min read
We can’t say whether longer Omicron survivability on surfaces relates to a greater risk of infection. But it is of public health significance to know that wiping down surfaces and hand sanitising with disinfectants are effective methods of killing live virus.

COVID numbers are spiking, yet still no public health messaging.

11 min read
The views of experts and health professionals on whether there is cause for concern as COVID case numbers are rising again, the risk of a new variant to show up, the situation in schools and long COVID.

Eight changes the world needs to make to live with COVID.

5 min read
There is no going back to a pre-pandemic normal – only forward to a new one. The world pre-2020 no longer exists.

Omicron – Your questions answered.

5 min read
An expert in global public health answers questions on the omicron variant.
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