UK: The deadly legacy of Britain’s Covid-19 “Freedom Day” – 2,646 deaths in one week

Nearly one year ago, on July 19th 2021, the UK announced its “Freedom Day” from Covid-19.  The deadly cost of that fateful decision is now becoming apparent…

On the 21st April 2021, the UK death rate was just 20 victims....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...

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...

Canada: Ontario Risk Assessment for BA.2 to April 5, 2022

“Close monitoring of epidemiological trends since March 21, 2022 (date of mask mandate removal) suggests a corresponding temporal association with a subsequent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases, percent positivity, and hospitalizations.”...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...