Total 19 Posts
Where is the next COVID variant, pi?5 min read
After a year of omicron variants, will we ever see a new variant of concern? A virologist explains why omicron is continuing to dominate.
Omicron: Viral load can be at its highest at day five so cutting isolation period doesn’t make sense.5 min read
Are economic drivers the reason for the reduced isolation period in the UK? What evidence is the government using on which this reduction is based?
What are the symptoms of omicron?5 min read
Omicron is continuing the trend set by delta, causing symptoms that resemble the common cold, suggesting that the current government’s guidance for PCR testing (based on only three symptoms) is woefully outdated.
How to make sense of the UK’s new testing rules.5 min read
Understanding the difference between COVID tests can help explain why the rules keep changing.
Why transmission among the triple-vaxxed shouldn’t alarm you.5 min read
Why breakthrough infections in people who have had three jabs shouldn’t alarm you. And why vaccination and protective measures, such as more face mask use, greater testing, and better ventilation, all have an important part to play.
The NHS and social care are beyond full stretch.6 min read
Drawing on the latest performance, COVID data, and recent intelligence fed to him by trust leaders, Chris Hopson, CEO of NHS Providers, explains where the NHS is up to and why the government must be ready to introduce new restrictions at pace if they’re needed.
Far too early to say we don’t need to worry about omicron and hospitalisations.5 min read
According to Chris Hopson, CEO of NHS Providers, if the current trajectory in COVID staff absences is maintained, pressure will grow significantly and even relatively small numbers of extra COVID cases will bring big difficulties to the NHS.