Omicron Variant

Total 17 Posts

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cold, suggesting that the current government’s guidance for PCR testing (based on only three symptoms) is woefully outdated.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.

Omicron is likely to hit deprived areas the hardest.

5 min read
The fact omicron can overcome the wall of protection built up in deprived areas through high levels of prior infection means there is a risk inequalities are going to be repeated in the coming weeks and months.

Omicron. The worst part of the pandemic before it ends in 2022. – Bill Gates.

2 min read
According to American super billionaire Bill Gates, the Omicron variant may mean the worst part of the pandemic, but he thinks that by taking the right steps – vaccination, mask-wearing, social distancing, the pandemic could be over in 2022.
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