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Total 19 Posts

COVID-19 vaccines are coming – How will we know they work and are safe?

6 min read
The results of the Pfizer vaccine trial are highly promising. But the road to eradicating the coronavirus is likely to be long and difficult.

On lockdowns, mitigation, and herd immunity strategies.

6 min read
Professor Christina Pagel’s very informative, factual, and well-reasoned take-down of Lord Jonathan Sumption’s Guardian opinion article on lockdowns, infection rates, herd immunity, protecting the NHS and the economy.

Coronavirus: There is light at the end of the tunnel.

4 min read
A sobering piece by Dr Dominic Pimenta presenting the facts about coronavirus and explaining how fundamental it was to act early on a new lockdown. An absolute must-read for everyone. [Spoiler: Contains no fear-mongering, no drama, no anxiety!]

UK government’s tiered COVID-19 alert systems are all flawed, warns disaster expert.

5 min read
Other countries have developed and used alert level systems effectively in the management of COVID-19. So why is the UK struggling?

COVID-19 will probably become endemic – Here’s what that means.

5 min read
Even if some places reach herd immunity, the virus is unlikely to disappear.

Coronavirus: Are cases in England really slowing?

5 min read
The latest REACT study provides some reassurance, but there is significant uncertainty in the numbers.

Coronavirus: What will happen if we can’t produce a vaccine?

4 min read
Natural herd immunity is a myth. It is not something that can be achieved by natural infection. Without a vaccine, the virus could become endemic, permanently present in the population.
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