France: Persistent Alpha variant infection in immunosuppressed patient in 2022

“We describe persistent circulation of SARS-CoV-2 Alpha variant in an immunosuppressed patient in France during February 2022. The virus had a new pattern of mutation accumulation....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: 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...

EMA: “Too early to consider using a fourth dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines”

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and EMA’s COVID-19 task force (ETF) have concluded that it is too early to consider using a fourth dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer’s Comirnaty and Moderna’s Spikevax) in the general population....More...

Sweden: Bombshell report demolishes Covid-19 pandemic response *4 UPDATES*

Sweden’s response to the Covid pandemic has received devastating criticism in a new report published in March 2022.

Key quotes:

“Many elderly people were administered morphine instead of oxygen despite available supplies, effectively ending their lives.”...More...

Preprint: Beta-amyloid deposits found in brains of young Covid patients

This report describes a relatively young (< 60 y/o) COVID patient without known clinical evidence of dementia who at autopsy had large numbers of thioflavin-negative, immunoreactive β-amyloid deposits in her neocortex....More...