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...

Preprint: SARS-CoV-2 infects the entire genital tract

“A robust signal was seen in the male genital tract (MGT) of all three animals studied. Infection of the MGT was validated by immunofluorescence imaging of infected cells in the testicular and penile tissue and severe pathology was observed in the testes of one animal at 2-weeks post-infection.”...More...

Omicron specific booster no better than standard Moderna booster when tested on macaque monkeys

“Omicron boost may not provide greater immunity or protection compared to a boost with the current mRNA-1273 vaccine”

A study in monkeys showed an omicron-specific booster was not significantly different from Moderna’s conventional booster....More...