Covid-19 New Variant

Total 17 Posts

Will the government act quickly enough to protect the most vulnerable from the third wave of COVID-19?

3 min read
The populations most at risk of severe COVID-19, older and vaccinated early, may need to receive a booster jab earlier than expected because their protection is waning significantly against vaccine-resistant Delta variant.

How the UK ignored evidence that the virus is airborne.

5 min read
Look back in anger – and forward with better policies. It is high time the UK Government introduced measures to acknowledge the evidence on the airborne nature of the coronavirus to prevent a catastrophic third wave.

The Westminster shaped sieve.

6 min read
The big problem that the Scottish Government faces is that it has to fight the coronavirus with one hand tied behind its back. A surge in infections in England will indeed have an inevitable knock-on effect in Scotland.

B16172: All you need to know about this SARS-CoV-2 variant.

4 min read
A viral immunologist answers key questions about the Indian variant, B16172.

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.

Official reports on coronavirus variants should be published daily.

2 min read
Sign this petition on the importance of having timely, accurate, detailed, daily data about the occurrence of variants in the UK.

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.
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