UK: active Covid-19 cases are still rising sharply according to Zoe app

The UK government have been trumpeting lower daily Covid-19 infection numbers on their dedicated coronavirus portal (below) for a week, but the UK Covid-19 app Zoe is showing that the number of active cases is still rising sharply. The number of patients being admitted to hospitals for Covid-19 is still above 800 a day, and deaths are nearly 100 a day.

 

Zoe App Website

UK Government Coronavirus website

 

England: Care home Covid-19 deaths double in a fortnight

Please check your care home lockdown plans now, this could escalate quite quickly.

 

Portugal: 75% of Covid-19 deaths are now in the over-70s

Portugal: coronavirus infection rates rising fastest amongst the 80+ age group

Kirsty Allsopp: We have to learn to live with Covid

Learn to live with Covid?

We’ll be adding more reasons why it’s impossible to learn to live with Covid here as more and more people become fascinated by this glib solution to a raging pandemic.

#learntolivewithcovidindeed

 

Covid-19 Map courtesy of JHU

 

UK Health Minister accuses 150,000 dead Britons of “cowering” from coronavirus

An utterly contemptible message from UK’s Health Minister today, dismissing as cowards the 150,000 people who have lost their lives to Covid-19 in Britain and taunting tens of millions who were ORDERED TO STAY AT HOME by HIS GOVERNMENT.

Loose talk costs lives, and this crass comment will certainly cost many more lives to the virus in future.

 

 

We have to learn to live with Covid.

 

 

We have to learn to live with Covid.

“Learning to live with Covid” will be coming to your country soon. Be prepared.

 

Boris Johnson tells Britons to “learn to live with Covid

 

UK: Third Covid-19 wave is the worst yet

UK: Third Covid-19 wave is the worst yet

The peak of the second Alpha wave was the 9th January 2021. Interactive maps produced by the UK government show infections in the third Delta wave are clearly worse than the peak of the second wave despite the “wall of protection” supposedly offered by the vaccines.

The official Covid-19 figures, the hospitalizations and the deaths have yet to catch up with what is happening on the ground.

 

UK: ONS estimates over 800,000 had Covid-19 this week

UK: ONS estimates over 800,000 had Covid-19 this week

The latest ONS survey of UK Covid-19 infection has confirmed our suspicion that the Covid-19 epidemic has spiralled out of control in Britain, with more than 800,000 estimated to have been infected in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland last week.

England: 741,700estimated 
Scotland: 65,100
Wales: 14,400
Northern Ireland: 10,900
Total: 832,100

ONS Covid-19 survey

 

UK: No wonder the app is pinging – around 1 million people currently have Covid-19 in Britain

UK: world-beaters in Covid-19 infection rates and hospitalisations

Yet more pictures that say a thousand words about the UK’s abysmal response to Covid-19. This is not government in any recognizable sense, this is cold, calculated, mass murder through neglect.

 

 

UK: No wonder the app is pinging – around 1 million people currently have Covid-19 in Britain

UK: No wonder the app is pinging – around 1 million people currently have Covid-19 in Britain

The ZOE UK Covid-19 app is showing that nearly ¾ of a million people currently have symptomatic Covid-19. Around 30% of Covid-19 cases tend to be asymptomatic, which means the total number of people with the virus in Britain could be around 1 million at present. No wonder the app is pinging!

Zoe Covid App website

On the 22nd July 2021, the UK Zoe Covid-19 app is showing new daily cases in Britain at more than 60,000 a day, whereas the official UK.gov website is showing new daily cases at less than 40,000…..

 

UK.gov coronavirus website

 

 

UK: Covid-19 study shows 40% vaccine breakthrough after changing its methodology

The UK Zoe Covid-19 study has changed its methodology for counting new Covid-19 cases and vaccine breakthroughs, possibly following the reaction to this article last week which showed vaccine breakthroughs in the UK at nearly 50%.

The new Zoe methodology shows that vaccine breakthroughs are now at 40% of new Covid-19 cases – see the chart at the top of this post. The chart also shows that there are now more Covid-19 cases in the fully vaccinated than in the partially vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the Zoe study have said that they will stop counting new unvaccinated Covid-19 cases soon as “the numbers of unvaccinated people of all age groups are so low“.

“As you see in the graph below, when we overlay our previous estimate (red line) and new adjusted estimate (orange line) in a single graph, we can see our updated methods align more closely to trends observed in government confirmed cases (blue line)”

JoinZoe UK Covid-19 Study

 

Embarrassing.

 

CDC: The Covid-19 report that changed the CDC’s view on facemasks

Israel: School capsules to return, “not to follow the dangerous path of Britain”

The Israeli Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Nachman Ash, does not rule out return to school capsules or bubbles.  Nachman Ash told Ynet that “we are preparing for a situation where there will be no choice but to reduce the size of the classrooms in red areas.” That the number of patients will rise sharply, not to follow the dangerous path of Britain.

On the preparations for the start of the school year, Prof. Ash said: “We are working very closely with the Ministry of Education to formulate a plan that includes both tests and a plan to prepare for situations where there are more infections and there are more contagious areas.”  With the professional factors, and we are moving forward to agree on the matter” When asked if it was for example capsules in a red area, he answered in the affirmative.

Israel is also considering introducing a new quarantine system for inbound travellers and has banned fully vaccinated tourists from entry.

Ynet.co.il report (in Hebrew)

 

Israel: Pfizer vaccine effectiveness waning

 

Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay

UK: nearly 100 covid deaths, 750 hospitalizations, outbreak looking as bad as January 2021

The coronavirus outbreak in the UK is worsening with deaths almost doubling to 100 a day and hospitalizations increasing to 750 a day on 20th July 2021.

The UK “Freedom Day”, when all Covid restrictions were lifted, came into force on 19th July 2021.

 

 

The images below show the outbreak in January 2021, the peak of the last wave.

 

 

And, despite a massive vaccination campaign which has seen most British adults vaccinated, this is the most recent outbreak map for 15th July 2021:

 

 

UK: with 2 million Long Covid cases and 20,000 new coronavirus infections every day, is this really the right time to lift restrictions?

UK: London sees a large rise in coronavirus cases as Freedom Day looms

 

UK: with 2 million Long Covid cases and 20,000 new coronavirus infections every day, is this really the right time to lift restrictions?

 

UK: 60% of UK Covid-19 hospital cases are double vaccinated

USA: State Department and CDC advise against travel to the UK due to high Covid-19 levels

The US State Department and the CDC have both warned against travel to the UK because of high Covid-19 levels. 

 

US State Department warning:

 

US CDC warning:

 

UK: Despite vaccinations, one in six council areas in England now recording highest Covid numbers since last summer – another #Borishambles

 

 

UK: 60% of UK Covid-19 hospital cases are double vaccinated

Sir Patrick Vallance has said in the latest 10 Downing Street press conference that 60% of people hospitalized with Covid-19 have had two vaccine jabs.

In the video below, at 18 minutes:

Q: Out of all the daily announced Covid cases what percentage of these have had none, one or both of their vaccination injections?

Patrick Vallance: Well, in terms of the number of people in hospital, who have been double vaccinated, we know it’s around 60% of the people being admitted to hospital with Covid have been double vaccinated, and that is not surprising, because the vaccines are not 100% effective, they’re very, very effective, but not 100%, and as a higher proportion of the population is double vaccinated, it’s inevitable that those 10% of that very large number remain at risk and therefore will be amongst the people who both catch the infection and end up in hospital.

 

UPDATE: Patrick Vallance has since issued a statement saying that his remarks at the press conference were incorrect. Apparently only 40% of Covid-19 hospital cases are vaccine breakthroughs at the moment! 

** BREAKING NEWS  **

Israel: Pfizer vaccine effectiveness waning

 

Last week, the UK vaccine breakthrough figure was 47% and that included people with just one vaccine jab:

UK: vaccine breakthroughs now nearly HALF of all new Covid-19 cases