Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Total 25 Posts
What is the government’s strategy regarding Covid-19 vaccines? Is it the right one? What do the experts think about it?

Herd immunity: Can the UK get there?

5 min read
The vaccination levels needed to cross the line of herd immunity might not be achievable at all, even in the long term. Having driven the numbers down, the government will need to continue to keep a combination of control measures in place.

Covid-19 – Variants, vaccines and potential futures.

9 min read
I have been looking at data on sequenced variants. I have also been thinking about our vaccination programme and India. The Indian variant needs to trigger surge testing in England.

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.

Vaccine nationalism will block our path out of the pandemic – so how do we resist our tribal instinct?

5 min read
Governments are naturally under pressure to focus on national rollouts. But the truth is none of us is safe until we are all safe. We might prefer our own tribe but, to the virus, the world’s population is one big tribe.

Is the vaccine rollout protecting teachers and parents?

6 min read
Fact-checking Children’s Minister Vicky Ford’s claim that it is not reckless to reopen all UK schools in the same week because parents and teachers are now more protected against Covid-19 thanks to the rollout of the vaccination programme.

Can vaccinated people still spread the coronavirus?

5 min read
You’ve been vaccinated; can you now safely see your friends and family? New research hints that vaccinated people may be less likely to transmit the coronavirus, but they are not 100% in the clear.

Second phase of vaccine rollout: Has the government chosen simplicity and speed over ethics?

6 min read
The JCVI issued on Friday its interim advice on Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme rollout, advising the government to continue the vaccination in order of age, instead of prioritising professions that have greater risk of exposure to the virus. What do experts think about the advice?
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