UK: Half a million people have sought Long Covid advice

Asthma and Lung UK said that over the last six months about half a million had visited its long COVID advice pages or called its helpline – and some sufferers are considering buying their own oxygen supplies....More...

UK: 1,880 cases of XE Covid recombinant sequenced

The UKHSA have released a new technical briefing outlining the SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating in Britain. The latest case count for the XE recombinant is 1,880 cases in the UK, with 1,569 of those cases in England....More...

UK: Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home

Public Health England, April 2020: “Some of these patients may have COVID-19, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic. All of these patients can be safely cared for in a care home if this guidance is followed.”...More...

UK: The deadly legacy of Britain’s Covid-19 “Freedom Day” – 2,646 deaths in one week

Nearly one year ago, on July 19th 2021, the UK announced its “Freedom Day” from Covid-19.  The deadly cost of that fateful decision is now becoming apparent…

On the 21st April 2021, the UK death rate was just 20 victims....More...

UK: Covid-19 deaths at highest level since March 2021

The UK is currently witnessing its biggest increase in deaths from Covid-19 in a year. Deaths have now surpassed the peak of first Omicron wave, and are currently at their highest level since March 2021....More...

BMJ: If we are no longer following the science, what are we following?

British ministers have now abandoned any pretence that they are “following the science” on Covid-19.

In their minutes from 10 February 2022, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) warned against removing access to free testing as it would make it harder for people to take precautionary measures and increase anxiety among those who are clinically vulnerable....More...

UK ONS: 2.7% of the British population reporting Long Covid symptoms

An estimated 1.7 million people living in private households in the UK (2.7% of the population) were experiencing self-reported long COVID as of 5 March 2022

The estimates presented in this analysis relate to self-reported long COVID, as experienced by study participants who responded to a representative survey, rather than clinically diagnosed ongoing symptomatic COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 syndrome in the full population....More...