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Here is a fact check of today’s daily briefing. Is the government actually following the data, or even presenting the data accurately? TL;DR: The reality is in stark contrast to the rosy picture being presented by the government.
The government has finally designated B1617.2 (the “Indian variant”) a Variant of Concern (VOC). The release of the information that the risk to the public is “high” appears to have been delayed because of the elections.
New COVID variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global ‘maximum suppression’.5 min read
COVID-19 variants of concern have changed the game. We need to recognise and act on this to avoid future waves of infections, yet more lockdowns and restrictions, and avoidable illness and death.
Act quickly, act decisively, trust people, communicate clearly, tackle inequality and be prepared.
We look back at the week in Covid-19, at last week’s coronavirus situation in the UK, whether schools are seeing more infections, the new variants and the summer holidays, the growing risk of a third wave in the EU, why we need more than vaccines to be safe, and more...
The real concern is if two variants infect the same cell and swap genetic material.