UK: start to pandemic “worst public health failure ever” – a failure that is still ongoing

“The UK’s failure to do more to stop Covid spreading early in the pandemic was one of the country’s worst public health failures, a report by MPs says.

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UK: Vaccine breakthrough rate for Delta infections is 27% in Technical Briefing 23

The latest UK PHE Technical Briefing 23 has just been published covering the period up to 12th September 2021....More...

UK: Despite a 65% vaccination rate, the Covid situation is far worse than September 2020

The UK announced its plan to deal with Covid this coming winter in a marathon one hour press conference in Downing Street this afternoon....More...

The real reason Britain rejected vaccine passports

The UK health secretary Sajid Javid has said plans for Covid-19 vaccine passports to gain access to nightclubs and other crowded venues in England “will not be going ahead”....More...

UK: Why are 50% of Covid deaths fully vaccinated?

We’ll let Meaghan Kall, an epidemiologist with Public Health England, explain why 50% of UK Covid deaths are fully vaccinated:

 

 

So, what you are saying, Meaghan, is that a disproportionate number of over-50s are dying of Covid this year because so many are vaccinated?...More...

UK: The Alpha variant rears its ugly head again

A big surprise in the latest UK sequencing figures show that the Alpha variant has made something of a comeback this week....More...

UK: 30% vaccine breakthrough rate reported by Covid App

According to ZOE COVID Study incidence figures, there are currently 51,961 new daily symptomatic cases of COVID in the UK on average, based on PCR and LFT test data from up to five days ago....More...