UK ZOE app reports the highest UK Covid daily case rate ever recorded

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.

UK ZOE Covid App website


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


Winter is here. Three European nations see their highest ever Covid case rates



October 19th – 23rd could be crucial in determining how bad Covid-19 will be this winter

BMJ: One in seven children may still have Long Covid symptoms 15 weeks after infection

Up to one in seven (14%) children and young people who caught SARS-CoV-2 may have symptoms linked to the virus 15 weeks later, suggest preliminary findings from the world’s largest study on long Covid in children, led by UCL and Public Health England researchers.

For the study, published on the preprint site Research Square and funded by the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), researchers surveyed 3,065 11- to 17-year-olds in England who had positive results in a PCR test between January and March as well as a matched control group of 3,739 11- to 17-year-olds who tested negative over the same period.

They found that, when surveyed at an average of 15 weeks after their test, 14% more young people in the test positive group had three or more symptoms of ill health, including unusual tiredness and headaches, than those in the test negative group, while 7% (one in 14) more had five or more symptoms.

The researchers said the data suggested that, over seven months between last September and March, at least 4,000 and possibly 32,000 teenagers of the total population of 11- to 17-year-olds who tested positive in England may have had multiple (three or more) symptoms tied to Covid-19 infection after 15 weeks.

UCL article

Preprint: Long COVID – the physical and mental health of children and non-hospitalised young people 3 months after SARS-CoV-2 infection; a national matched cohort study (The CLoCk) Study.




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UK ONS: one in sixty people infected with Covid, worst infection rate since January 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.


And finally, a Twitter thread that might go some way towards explaining these extraordinary UK numbers:

Based on preprint: Detailed reconstruction of the Iranian COVID-19 epidemic reveals high attack rates of SARS-CoV-2 in several provinces

Israel: 150 children treated for long Covid in one clinic, hundreds more on waiting list

“What’s interesting, is that in some of the children, it really appears as a direct continuation of severe illness but in very many of the children, there is a severe illness, followed by a lull of several months and only then do the symptoms of long COVID begin,” says Ashkenazi-Hoffnung.

There are “a few children here who, a year after the illness, haven’t recovered, and they have symptoms that are affecting their day-to-day functioning. There are cases in which it lasts for more than a year.” article


UK: start to pandemic “worst public health failure ever” – a failure that is still ongoing


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UK: start to pandemic “worst public health failure ever” – a failure that is still ongoing

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.

BBC report

Full Parliamentary report here


Coronaheadsup Twitter feed, 15th March 2020 – the UK promotes herd immunity and our prediction of the outcome of the policy

Coronaheadsup Twitter feed, 15th March 2020 – the UK promotes herd immunity and ignores warnings from Italian doctors about the severity of the coronavirus


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.

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.


Sars-CoV-2 – checkmate to the virus in four moves

Scotland: 78% of Covid deaths, 64% of hospitalizations and 50% of new cases are fully vaccinated

The Covid-19 situation in Scotland seems to have deteriorated alarmingly since we last checked. For the most recent period reported, 78% of Covid-19 deaths were fully vaccinated, 64% of hospitalizations were fully vaccinated and 50% of new infections were fully vaccinated.

The information below comed from Public Health Scotland, and can be downloaded here.  The key charts from the report are reproduced below. We have excluded the partially vaccinated from the results for clarity.


Covid-19 deaths in Scotland – 78% are fully vaccinated:


Covid-19 hospitalizations in Scotland – 64% are fully vaccinated:


New Covid-19 cases in Scotland – 50% are fully vaccinated:


Underlying data from Public Health Scotland










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Iceland: 61% vaccine breakthrough rate – 4,810 infections of which 2,940 are fully vaccinated

An update on the Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough rate in Iceland, which was at 70% of infections in early August. It has fallen slightly to 61% since then, but that still represents an astonishingly high risk for the fully vaccinated to contract the disease.

The new vaccine breakthrough rate for infections will certainly be distorted by the high incidence of Covid-19 infections in children who are not yet vaccinated and who represent an increasing percentage of infections across the globe.


Vaccine Breakthrough data from the official Iceland Covid-19 Dashboard

CSV Datafile download



Iceland is still seeing around 200 new Covid-19 cases a week.


August 3rd 2021:

Iceland: 70% vaccine breakthrough – 1,565 infections of which 1,091 are fully vaccinated

Covid-19 pandemic used to test propaganda techniques on Canadians

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.”

Ottawa Citizen report


UK: Covid case rate in Kettering for 10-14 year olds is now 6,200 per 100K

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.



This catastrophe was easily foreseeable from the beginning of the pandemic, as we pointed out in June 2020:


Multi-organ damage in low-risk individuals with long Covid

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. report

Medrxiv Preprint: Multi-organ impairment in low-risk individuals with long COVID 




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Italy: Two children die shortly after 2nd Pfizer vaccination

Giulia Lucenti died aged 16, the day after the vaccine. “Giulia dreamed to be able to work abroad in the field of robotics. “The memories of mum Oxana and dad Lorenzo dissolve in the excruciating pain of having lost their only daughter at only 16 years old,“ sixteen hours after the second vaccine dose” specifies the mother. 

Majda El Azrak, 14-year-old girl, went into a coma two days after receiving the second dose of Pfizer vaccine: the young woman died after 26 days.  The first dose of the vaccine Pfizer on July 22, the second on August 17. The following day, August 18, severe headache and swelling in one eye that made it necessary to be hospitalized, on August 19, at the Tricase hospital in Bari. A few hours later the clinical picture worsened up to in a state of coma, which lasted 26 days at the “Giovanni XXIII” hospital. She died like that Majda El Azrak, a young Ruffanese girl of Moroccan origins.

Reports from Italy24 news: Guilia Lucenti, Majda El Azrak


Italy: ALL workers must have a Covid vaccination or negative test


CDC: Masks in schools help prevent Covid-19 outbreaks and spread

Covid-19 outbreaks are far more likely in schools that don’t require students and staff to wear masks, new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. Two studies released Friday support the agency’s recommendation for universal indoor masking in schools.

One study in Arizona showed schools with no masking requirement were about 3.5 times more likely to have a Covid-19 outbreak than schools that had a universal masking requirement.

A second study showed counties across the US where schools required mask use also had less transmission of the virus in the community in general.

CNN Report







Israel: 56% of new Covid cases are in schoolchildren

“The majority of new Covid cases each day are among school-age children, most of whom are not vaccinated against COVID-19. As of 23rd September 2021, 36,822 of the active COVID cases were among school-age children, making up more than 56% of all current cases. Another 90,000 students were in mandatory quarantine after exposure to a COVID patient.”

Times of Israel report


Preprint: Children with long Covid show a similar brain hypometabolic pattern as that found in adult long Covid patients



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Preprint: Children with long Covid show a similar brain hypometabolic pattern as that found in adult long Covid patients

Despite lower initial severity at the acute stage of the infection, paediatric patients demonstrated on average 5 months later a similar brain hypometabolic pattern as that found in adult long COVID patients, involving bilateral medial temporal lobes, brainstem and cerebellum, and also the right olfactory gyrus after small volume correction.

Preprint: Similar patterns of [18F]-FDG brain PET hypometabolism in paediatric and adult patients with long COVID: a paediatric case series


Malaysia: surge in Covid cases and deaths involving children reported