North Korea: Omicron BA.2 entered the country on propaganda balloons

“The National Emergency Response Command, as the entry of the malicious virus has been confirmed, is alerting us to weather phenomena, including wind, and unusual objects flying from balloons in the demarcation line and border areas, thoroughly explaining the source, and reporting immediately upon discovery.”...More...

UK: Pandemic record Covid infection rates in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Data from the ZOE Covid-19 app today shows that there are pandemic record Covid incidence rates in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland....More...

Jenny Harris: Quite likely BA.5 hospitalizations will exceed those of BA.2

Dr Jenny Harris, of the UKHSA, has said in an interview today that it is quite likely that BA.5 hospitalizations will “peak over” those of the Omicron BA.2 wave, meaning that Britain could see the highest hospitalization figures for eighteen months....More...