Covid-19: Where’s the herd immunity?

“Contrary to the myth that we are sliding into a comfortable evolutionary relationship with a common-cold-like, friendly virus, this is more like being trapped on a rollercoaster in a horror film.”...More...

Up to one hundred times more super-spreaders with Omicron

“A much larger proportion of individuals infected with the new variants are high, very high or super-emitters of airborne viruses: for the original wild type, one in 1,000 infected was a super-emitter; for Delta one in 30; and for Omicron one in 20 or one in 10, depending on the viral load estimate used....More...

Lancet: 18 million dead from the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic

Although reported COVID-19 deaths between Jan 1, 2020, and Dec 31, 2021, totalled 5·94 million worldwide, we estimate that 18·2 million people died worldwide because of the COVID-19 pandemic (as measured by excess mortality) over that period....More...

WHO: The end of the pandemic is plausible

The Covid-19 pandemic has entered a new phase with the Omicron variant, which could infect 60 percent of people in Europe by March, and could bring it to an end, the WHO Europe director said Sunday....More...

Is Omicron another Plague Island export?

Is Omicron another Plague Island export?  Both the Alpha and Delta variants were exported across the globe from the UK because of its laissez-faire attitude to border controls....More...