The UK Covid App ZOE is reporting 76,402 daily Covid cases today, a figure that is higher than the previously reported official peak of 68,192 daily Covid cases on the 8th January 2021.
The previously reported highest official figure for daily cases was 68,192, on January 8th 2021. The UK Covid-19 vaccine rollout, which has vaccinated 85% of the eligible population, had barely begun at that point. Note: The chart below is tracking the official UK government figures rather than the ZOE app figures.
The ZOE app is also reporting 1,002,466 symptomatic Covid cases in Britain, not far off the previous peak figure of 1,060,343 on January 11th 2021.
The official UK government dashboard figure is showing just under 50,000 daily cases, but all of the indicators are pointing in the wrong direction.
Britain is about to head into a winter Covid wave with more cases than ever before. Deaths from Covid are rising, and millions of children have been deliberately infected with Covid-19 after being sent to school where all mitigations were removed. There is presumably a plan here, but we are at a complete loss as to what the plan is, and the UK government aren’t telling.
Update 19th October 2021 – daily cases are still spiralling:
Update 20th October 2021 – daily cases are still spiralling:
Update 21st October 2021 – daily cases are still spiralling:
Update 22nd October 2021 – daily cases are still spiralling – that’s a near 10% rise in FOUR DAYS:
With 223 deaths recorded in Britain on the 19th October 2021, it’s incredibly irresponsible for the UK government to allow Covid cases to rise this far.
223 deaths were recorded in a single day in Britain on 19th October 2021
The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England increased to around 1 in 60 people in the week ending Oct 9 2021, Britain’s Office for National Statistics said on Friday, reaching its highest level since January 2021. The ONS said that prevalence of infections had risen for its third straight week, having been at 1 in 70 people in the previous week.
The UK government Covid dashboard is showing all red:
The UK ZOE Covid app confirms that the infection figures are the highest since January – just as the vaccines were starting to be rolled out.
The UK government Covid dashboard shows that nearly 80% of the eligible population have been fully vaccinated:
UK infections in children have spiralled out of control following the removal of all mitigations in schools. It’s a deliberate and disastrous policy of mass infection of kids that will blight an entire future generation.
Today marks a milestone of sorts: the number of children under 14 who've tested positive for Covid in England just passed one million (1,003,787 to be precise). 🧵 pic.twitter.com/C58QwpvJrk
— Colin Davis (@ProfColinDavis) October 15, 2021
Latest ONS infection survey has just been released.
Cases continuing to go up in Wales & England. 1 in 60 now infected in England.
*8%* of secondary school age and *3%* of primary school age kids are infected.
When are we going to say *enough is enough* and protect kids? pic.twitter.com/FDqZ1D3k6w
— Prof. Christina Pagel (@chrischirp) October 15, 2021
And finally, a Twitter thread that might go some way towards explaining these extraordinary UK numbers:
Let's bust some myths 🧵
1. Herd immunity is coming soon
This is Iran. There are 3 shades of green on this map. Starting at medium green, each person living in this province has been infected on average more than once. https://t.co/5gy485mZRB pic.twitter.com/A2LUpFjQY3
— Nancy Delagrave – COVID-STOP (@RougeMatisse) October 15, 2021
The UK government approach – backed by its scientists – was to try to manage the situation and in effect achieve herd immunity by infection, it said. This led to a delay in introducing the first lockdown, costing lives.
Coronaheadsup Twitter feed, 15th March 2020 – the UK promotes herd immunity and our prediction of the outcome of the policy
— Corona Heads Up (@CoronaHeadsUp) March 15, 2020
Coronaheadsup Twitter feed, 15th March 2020 – the UK promotes herd immunity and ignores warnings from Italian doctors about the severity of the coronavirus
Boris Johnson, Matt Hancock, Patrick Vallance, Chris Whitty.
— Corona Heads Up (@CoronaHeadsUp) March 15, 2020
Coronaheadsup Twitter feed, March 13th 2020 – warning of a catastrophe in UK schools if they are left open. This is another lesson still not learned. Millions of British schoolchildren have been infected by Covid-19 in UK schools in 2021, with no mitigations allowed.
In an ongoing attempt to impose herd immunity, defenceless British kids are being told to fight a BSL4 pathogen in classrooms with no protection, mitigations, bubbles or vaccines. It’s homicidal insanity, and by far the biggest scandal of this pandemic.
UK: Mass gatherings WILL be banned from next weekend in dramatic government U-turn.
Now close the schools. Creating "Herd Immunity" is NOT a defence in a court of law for crimes against humanity.https://t.co/NgthAGUY8S
— Corona Heads Up (@CoronaHeadsUp) March 13, 2020
What we don’t want or need is another government apology or a public inquiry in a year’s time after millions more lives have been wrecked by this virus. We need preventative action, and we need it NOW.
The ZOE Covid-19 app is showing another huge rise in symptomatic coronavirus cases across the UK, and the pandemic record peak set in January 2021 may soon be broken if the rise isn’t checked. The official UK government figures for Covid-19 are not reflecting the rise that the ZOE app is seeing.
The UK government is pivoting away from free Covid testing, presumably to reduce the official count even further. All of this is happening with the winter Covid surge about to start in Britain, with a peak estimated to be in about ten weeks time, just before Christmas 2021
The ZOE app is now showing over 70,000 new Covid cases in Britain every day
Official UK government figures are showing less than half the number of infections that the ZOE Covid app is picking up
All of this, of course, with the backdrop of Britain having vaccinated nearly 85% of its population. Across the four UK countries, 92.7% to 94.1% had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 81.7% to 86.7% were fully vaccinated.
The UK could set a new pandemic record for symptomatic cases in the coming days.
The UK government and its advisors have been asleep at the wheel for the entire pandemic. As tens of thousands of British kids become infected in schools across the country, there is no sign that they are preparing to wake from their slumber anytime soon. By the time they do, the damage, the irreversible damage, will have already been done.
Canadian military leaders saw the pandemic as a unique opportunity to test out propaganda techniques on an unsuspecting public, a newly released Canadian Forces report concludes. The federal government never asked for the so-called information operations campaign, nor did cabinet authorize the initiative developed during the COVID-19 pandemic by the Canadian Joint Operations Command, then headed by Lt.-Gen. Mike Rouleau.
But military commanders believed they didn’t need to get approval from higher authorities to develop and proceed with their plan, retired Maj.-Gen. Daniel Gosselin, who was brought in to investigate the scheme, concluded in his report.
The propaganda plan was developed and put in place in April 2020 even though the Canadian Forces had already acknowledged that “information operations and targeting policies and doctrines are aimed at adversaries and have a limited application in a domestic concept.”
According to ZOE COVID Study incidence figures, in total there are currently 58,126 new daily symptomatic cases of COVID in the UK on average, based on PCR and LFT test data from up to five days ago. An increase of 22% from 45,081 new daily cases last week.
The Covid case in Kettering for 10-14 year old schoolkids is now over 6,200 per 100k. That’s 1 in 16 children testing positive in the last week.
It’s another glaring indictment of the UK government’s complete lack of care for its own population, and its children in particular.
How high can the Covid rate get in Kettering? It's now over 6200 per 100k for 10-14 year olds. That's 1 in 16 children testing positive in the last week. (Growth is clearly slowing, thankfully). pic.twitter.com/napsY6AU58
— Colin Davis (@ProfColinDavis) September 29, 2021
This catastrophe was easily foreseeable from the beginning of the pandemic, as we pointed out in June 2020:
Hundreds of British school children could die of #COVID19 if the UK government gets it wrong on school reopenings. There could be an Aberfan type disaster in every community in Britain.
This is not a risk we needs to take. Broadcast lessons until a #coronavirus vaccine is ready
— Corona Heads Up (@CoronaHeadsUp) June 11, 2020
Young, low risk patients with ongoing symptoms of Covid-19 had signs of damage to multiple organs four months after initially being infected, a preprint study has suggested.
Initial data from 201 patients suggest that almost 70% had impairments in one or more organs four months after their initial symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Medrxiv Preprint: Multi-organ impairment in low-risk individuals with long COVID
The latest UK PHE Technical Briefing 23 has just been published covering the period up to 12th September 2021. It shows that the vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta infections in the UK continues to increase. The vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta infections is now 27%, having increased by another 4% in just two weeks.
Technical Briefing 23, 1st February 2021 to 12th September 2021.
27% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant
|Technical Briefing 23|
|1st February 2021 - 12th September 2021||Total cases||Cases in last 28 days||Unvaccinated||Vaccinated with 2 doses|
|Delta cases||593,572||155,252||257,357||157,400||27%||vaccine breakthrough|
|Percentage||0.28%||1.02%||265%||greater chance of dying|
Technical Briefing 22, 1st February 2021 to 29th August 2021.
23% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant
|Technical Briefing 22|
|1st February 2021 - 29th August 2021||Total cases||Cases in last 28 days||Unvaccinated||Vaccinated with 2 doses|
|Delta cases||492,528||144,067||219,716||113,823||23%||vaccine breakthrough|
|Percentage||0.24%||0.96%||293%||greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated|
Technical Briefing 21, 1st February 2021 to 15th August 2021.
19% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant
|1st February 2021 - 15th August 2021||Total cases||Cases in last 28 days||Unvaccinated||Vaccinated with 2 doses|
|Delta cases||386,735||127,091||183,133||73,372||19%||vaccine breakthrough|
|Percentage||0.21%||0.93%||335%||greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated|
Technical Briefing 20, 1st February 2021 to 2nd August 2021
16% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant
|1st February 2021 - 2nd August 2021||Total cases||Cases in last 28 days||Unvaccinated||Vaccinated with 2 doses|
|Delta cases||300,010||98,722||151,054||47,008||16%||vaccine breakthrough|
|Percentage||0.17%||0.86%||411%||greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated|
Technical Briefing 19, 1st February 2021 to 19th July 2021
13% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant
|1st February 2021 - 19th July 2021||Total cases||Cases in last 28 days||Unvaccinated||Vaccinated with 2 doses|
|Delta cases||229,218||105,298||121,402||28,773||13%||vaccine breakthrough|
|Percentage||0.14%||0.78%||473%||greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated|
Technical Briefing 18, 1st February 2021 to 21st June [sic] 2021
9% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant
|1st February 2021 - *21st June 2021||Total cases||Cases in last 28 days||Unvaccinated||Vaccinated with 2 doses|
|Delta cases||123,620||63,707||71,932||10,834||9%||vaccine breakthrough|
|Percentage||0.13%||1.09%||752%||greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated|
Technical Briefing 17, 1st February 2021 to 21st June 2021
8% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant
|1st February 2021 - 21st June 2021||Total cases||Cases in last 28 days||Unvaccinated||Vaccinated with 2 doses|
|Delta cases||92,029||79,336||53,822||7,235||8%||vaccine breakthrough|
|Percentage||0.08%||0.69%||745%||greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated|
Technical Briefing 16, 1st February 2021 to 14th June
7% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant
|1st February 2021 - 14th June 2021||Total cases||Cases in last 28 days||Unvaccinated||Vaccinated with 2 doses|
|Delta cases||60,624||53,177||35,521||4,087||7%||vaccine breakthrough|
|Percentage||0.10%||0.64%||565%||greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated|
Technical Briefing 15, 1st February 2021 to 7th June 2021
5% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant
|1st February 2021 - 7th June 2021||Total cases||Cases in last 28 days||Unvaccinated||Vaccinated with 2 doses|
|Delta cases||33,206||28,738||19,573||1,785||5%||vaccine breakthrough|
|Percentage||0.12%||0.67%||472%||greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated|
Technical Briefing 14, 1st February 2021 to 31st May 2021
3% vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta variant
|1st February 2021 - 31st May 2021||Total cases||Cases in last 28 days||Unvaccinated||Vaccinated with 2 doses|
|Delta cases||9,427||7,744||5,172||267||3%||vaccine breakthrough|
|Percentage||0.21%||0.75%||252%||greater chance of dying if fully vaccinated|
The UK has announced its plans to keep Covid-19 at bay this coming winter.
Here is Plan A (it’s basically the status quo):
* Building our defences through pharmaceutical interventions: vaccines, antivirals and disease modifying therapeutics.
* Identifying and isolating positive cases to limit transmission: Test, Trace and Isolate.
* Supporting the NHS and social care: managing pressures and recovering services.
* Advising people on how to protect themselves and others: clear guidance and communications.
* Pursuing an international approach: helping to vaccinate the world and managing risks at the border.
If Plan A doesn’t work, there is a Plan B:
* Communicating clearly and urgently to the public that the level of risk has increased, and with it the need to behave more cautiously.
* Introducing mandatory vaccine-only COVID-status certification in certain settings.
* Legally mandating face coverings in certain settings.
* You may be asked to work from home
And if Plan B doesn’t keep the dragons at bay, there’s always Plan C. It’s not explicitly mentioned, but it’s another lockdown.
Well, it’s not quite what we had in mind, it’s detention material at best, but, let’s move on shall we?
The UK announced its plan to deal with Covid this coming winter in a marathon one hour press conference in Downing Street this afternoon. The main image pretty much sums it up. Despite 65% of the UK population having been vaccinated, the current Covid situation is far worse than at the same point last year.
At 24:25 in the conference:
Oh, and the vaccines have been so successful you will need to have a third dose to top up that incredible success.
65% of the population have been vaccinated in the UK:
Whilst the Downing Street press conference was being held, today’s UK Covid figures were released. Another 185 people have died and more than 1,000 have gone into hospital since yesterday.
UK SAGE: Between 2,000 and 7,000 people a day could be hospitalised with Covid in England next month (The Guardian)
SAGE DOCUMENT: SPI-M-O: Consensus statement on COVID-19, 8 September 2021
The UK health secretary Sajid Javid has said plans for Covid-19 vaccine passports to gain access to nightclubs and other crowded venues in England “will not be going ahead”.
He told BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show: “I’ve never liked the idea of saying to people you must show your papers or something to do what is just an everyday activity, but we were right to properly look at it. We’ve looked at it properly and whilst we should keep it in reserve as a potential option, I’m pleased to say that we will not be going ahead with plans for vaccine passports.”
The real reason that vaccine passports are not going ahead though, is made clear in the post below.
Public Health England have recently released vaccine breakthrough data for England that shows that the majority of people now becoming infected with Sars-CoV-2 are fully or partially vaccinated, and that the majority of hospitalizations and deaths from Sars-CoV-2 are also fully vaccinated.
Under those circumstances, it would make no sense, politically, legally or medically, to try to segregate the unvaccinated from the vaccinated, and it would present a tangible risk to public order to try to enforce such measures. Any such scheme would almost certainly be struck out by the courts.
** Just in case anyone thinks this is good news, well, it’s really not. We were never in favour of vaccine passports, we never thought that the vaccines would work, but Britain is now in a very precarious position with schools having just reopened and with workers encouraged to head back to the office.
The UK now has around 40,000 new Covid cases, almost 1,000 are being hospitalized and there more than 140 deaths from Covid every day.
Britain is going into winter with waning vaccines, a creaking health service, and with almost all mitigations including masks and social distancing abandoned. Britain is about to find out just how ugly Covid-19 can get. It’s March 2020 all over again. **
Below are the WEEKLY new case numbers for the UK – nearly 40,000 a day
Below are the WEEKLY new hospitalization figures for the UK – nearly 1,000 a day
Below are the WEEKLY new Covid-19 death figures for the UK – more than 140 a day
ITV journalist Robert Peston is getting a roasting on social media today for pointing out the fully vaccinated over-40’s are far more likely to become infected with Covid-19 than unvaccinated over-40’s .
Peston posted the chart below from the latest Public Health England Covid-19 vaccine surveillance report for Week 36. It clearly shows that those aged over 40 who have had both vaccine jabs are far more likely to become infected than those that are unvaccinated.
Official information about vaccine breakthroughs has been available from around the globe for months Robert. Why hasn’t any of the mainstream media looked at it? Are there any investigative journalists left, or are amateur internet investigators supposed to do the hard work whilst paid journalists simply reprint government press releases that are emailed to them without checking the facts first?
Public Health England have finally released some detailed vaccine breakthrough data for England this week. The data covers the period 9th August to 5th September 2021, some 8 months after the vaccination campaigns first began.
Rather than putting our own interpretation on the figures, we’ll simply republish the charts and let you decide whether they reflect your understanding of what was on offer when the vaccines were first approved and rolled out.
Firstly, cases by vaccination status:
Secondly, hospitalizations by vaccination status:
And lastly, deaths by vaccination status:
The full Public Health England report is here: “COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report Week 36“
28th May 2021: UK Health Secretary says vaccines are “severing the link between cases and hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus“.