Delta Variant

Total 6 Posts

On the Imperial College study on Omicron severity.

6 min read
All suggest that the observed reduction in severity is very likely due to the fact that a much larger proportion of omicron cases are people with prior infection.

Will Omicron be more contagious than Delta? A virus evolution expert explains what researchers know and what they don’t.

5 min read
It’s too early to say whether the newly identified Omicron variant is going to overtake Delta. But particular mutations in the new strain have researchers deeply concerned.

How Omicron was found and what we know so far.

7 min read
There’s a new COVID lineage called B.1.1.529. The World Health Organization called it Omicron as it declared it a “variant of concern” because it has a genetic profile very different from other circulating variants.

Omicron variant – Signs so far suggest the potential threat is high.

7 min read
Given the potential threat of Omicron, it makes sense to assume a worst-case scenario and plan for this, rather than respond too late.

Covid in the UK is the worst it has ever been. What’s the government doing?

5 min read
The latest REACT-1 study shows what many experts and health professionals feared would happen in the UK without mitigations: a higher number of infections in households with children is driving the rise of infection in the 65+ age group. Analysis of the REACT-1 study results by Dr Deepti Gurdasani.

How long do COVID vaccines take to start working?

5 min read
The infection of people who have received a first vaccine dose isn’t completely surprising and highlights the fact you need two doses for optimal protection against COVID-19.
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