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...

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...