10-day mandatory Covid quarantine could be slashed in half if people are tested daily, SAGE says

Close contacts of Covid cases could be released from self-isolation five days early, under a scheme being drawn up by Government scientists.   Papers submitted to SAGE on March 3 suggest the 10-day mandatory quarantine period could be cut in half if people are tested daily with lateral flow kits. They would need to get a … Read more

10-day mandatory Covid quarantine could be slashed in half if people are tested daily, SAGE says

Close contacts of Covid cases could be released from self-isolation five days early, under a scheme being drawn up by Government scientists.   Papers submitted to SAGE on March 3 suggest the 10-day mandatory quarantine period could be cut in half if people are tested daily with lateral flow kits. They would need to get a … Read more

Lockdown easing could be SPED UP because vaccines ARE working, says SAGE scientist

Dr Mike Tildesley, from the University of Warwick team that correctly predicted the UK’s second wave, said he was ‘really pleasantly surprised’ that reopening schools did not cause a spike in infections Britain’s roadmap out of lockdown could be sped up because the coronavirus vaccines are working so well, according to one of the Government … Read more

Lockdown easing could be SPED UP because vaccines ARE working, says SAGE scientist

Dr Mike Tildesley, from the University of Warwick team that correctly predicted the UK’s second wave, said he was ‘really pleasantly surprised’ that reopening schools did not cause a spike in infections Britain’s roadmap out of lockdown could be sped up because the coronavirus vaccines are working so well, according to one of the Government … Read more

What’s the TRUTH about those SAGE models?

SAGE’s doomsday models which predicted more than a thousand coronavirus deaths at the peak of a third wave later in the year cherry-picked ‘very pessimistic assumptions’, scientists warned today. Independent experts told MailOnline the data used by the Government’s scientific advisers ‘didn’t match’ how well the vaccine rollout is going and played down how effective … Read more

What’s the TRUTH about those SAGE models?

SAGE’s doomsday models which predicted more than a thousand coronavirus deaths at the peak of a third wave later in the year cherry-picked ‘very pessimistic assumptions’, scientists warned today. Independent experts told MailOnline the data used by the Government’s scientific advisers ‘didn’t match’ how well the vaccine rollout is going and played down how effective … Read more

Third Covid wave ‘is likely to hit this summer’

Britain is ‘highly likely’ to suffer a third wave of Covid infections and deaths once all lockdown restrictions are lifted in the summer, Government scientists warned last night. In a gloomy set of scenarios, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) said that hospital admissions could once again hit the levels seen in January. The … Read more

Third Covid wave ‘is likely to hit this summer’

Britain is ‘highly likely’ to suffer a third wave of Covid infections and deaths once all lockdown restrictions are lifted in the summer, Government scientists warned last night. In a gloomy set of scenarios, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) said that hospital admissions could once again hit the levels seen in January. The … Read more

‘Prof Lockdown’ warns AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine is ‘vulnerable’ to South African variant

Professor Neil Ferguson warned the South African strain had taken root in Europe Professor Neil Ferguson today called for tighter border controls with Europe to keep out the dangerous South African of coronavirus amid fears it could undermine Britain’s vaccine roll-out. The SAGE adviser – dubbed ‘Professor Lockdown’ because his gloomy modelling of the first … Read more

‘Prof Lockdown’ warns AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine is ‘vulnerable’ to South African variant

Professor Neil Ferguson warned the South African strain had taken root in Europe Professor Neil Ferguson today called for tighter border controls with Europe to keep out the dangerous South African of coronavirus amid fears it could undermine Britain’s vaccine roll-out. The SAGE adviser – dubbed ‘Professor Lockdown’ because his gloomy modelling of the first … Read more