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...

UK: It’s the largest Covid wave EVER *8 UPDATES*

Nearly two hundred and seventy thousand symptomatic cases recorded in a single day in Britain.

The ZOE Covid app is showing extraordinary infection figures for the UK....More...

UK wakes up to a new Covid wave amid Russian-style news blackouts

Just two and half weeks since Boris Johnson announced to the UK Houses of Parliament that Britain would be dropping almost all Covid restrictions, the virus has bounced back, and the UK is facing yet another fresh wave of disease and death....More...

Hong Kong: Omicron BA.2 with S:I1221T mutation designated BA.2.2

The dominant BA.2 lineage in Hong Kong with the spike mutation at I1221T has been designated BA.2.2.

The BA.2 lineage has been split at a point that makes it easier to separate the Hong Kong variant from a BA.2 variant circulating in the UK that has a similar mutation....More...

Hong Kong: Omicron BA.2 with S:I1221T mutation at 100% of recent sequences *6 UPDATES*

A catchup post looking at the BA.2 variant with mutation S:I1221T. The combination is found in  most of the recent BA.2 sequences from Hong Kong, so the mutation may be significant....More...