West European summer Covid wave brewing *2 updates, 1 prediction*

A new western European summer Covid wave appears to be developing, with increases in cases in countries that also saw large waves in the summer of 2021....More...

European countries with compulsory vaccination – latest updates

An update on the various mandatory vaccination policies across Europe. European states have adopted different policies on compulsory vaccinations, some are far more extreme than others....More...

Europe: Another huge Covid wave is building right across the continent

Almost every country in Europe is now seeing a big increase in Covid cases. In many instances, the waves are already higher than the December 2021 wave....More...

BMJ: We must have raw data for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments now

“despite the global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and treatments, the anonymised participant level data underlying the trials for these new products remain inaccessible to doctors, researchers, and the public—and are likely to remain that way for years to come....More...

France: B.1.640 declared a VOI after more than 500 cases found

Sars-CoV-2 variant B.1.640 has been reclassified as a Variant of Interest in France after a new risk assessment showed there have been more than 500 cases on the French mainland, with cases also discovered in the UK and Germany....More...

Omicron “incubated in an immunocompromized person for months or serially passaged in a lab”

Some interesting developments on the possible origins of the new Omicron variant, B.1.1.529…

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