Dr Andrew Lee
Total 8 Posts
This is still a new pandemic. It’s still not known conclusively how long COVID-19 immunity lasts and how strong it will be. A major concern is that a new #variant emerges that can evade the immunity provided by existing vaccines – what’s known as “vaccine escape”.
The UK government has announced a four stage plan for ending COVID-19 restrictions.
School closures might reduce overall community infections by a small amount and may be necessary when infection levels in the population are very high. But it is a false dichotomy to judge schools as either ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe’. The reality is more complicated.
With the promise of protection that vaccinations bring, the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions for the holidays seems an unnecessary risk to take right now. Christmas could end up being a superspreader event. It is much safer to stay home.
Why the virus just keeps spreading – and what to do about it.
Here is what you need to know about the UK’s new coronavirus rules – and what else might be needed.
The prime minister big new plan is a flawed policy in search of the science to back it up.