B117 Variant

Total 15 Posts

PM urges people to use “common sense and judgement”... This is an abdication of responsibility.

8 min read
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.

Indian variant spreading in the UK – Why the lack of transparency?

6 min read
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.

The week in Covid-19.

8 min read
We look back at last week’s coronavirus situation in the UK, the variants, the roadmap out of lockdown, the consequences of school reopening, and more...

Six lessons the UK should have learned, one year on from its first lockdown.

8 min read
Act quickly, act decisively, trust people, communicate clearly, tackle inequality and be prepared.

The week in Covid-19.

9 min read
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...

What happens when a person is simultaneously infected with two coronavirus variants?

4 min read
The real concern is if two variants infect the same cell and swap genetic material.
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