Coronavirus UK: Indoor mixing could be reintroduced sooner, SAGE suggests

Covid vaccines being used in Britain are working ‘spectacularly well’ at slashing hospital admissions in Scotland and preventing even mild infections among health workers in England, the first real-world data revealed today.  Public Health England and top researchers in Scotland have published two separate papers linking up coronavirus data with vaccinations, revealing that jabs are … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Indoor mixing could be reintroduced sooner, SAGE suggests

Covid vaccines being used in Britain are working ‘spectacularly well’ at slashing hospital admissions in Scotland and preventing even mild infections among health workers in England, the first real-world data revealed today.  Public Health England and top researchers in Scotland have published two separate papers linking up coronavirus data with vaccinations, revealing that jabs are … Read more

Daily Covid deaths to be slashed by more than half to 200 by mid-March, SAGE predicts

Pressure is mounting on Boris Johnson to ease lockdown significantly in the coming weeks after the Government’s scientific advisers projected daily coronavirus deaths could be slashed to 200 in England by mid-March.  In a huge boost to Britain’s lockdown-ending ambitions, modelling by the SAGE subgroup SPI-M-O found the daily death target could be hit by … Read more

Daily Covid deaths to be slashed by more than half to 200 by mid-March, SAGE predicts

Pressure is mounting on Boris Johnson to ease lockdown significantly in the coming weeks after the Government’s scientific advisers projected daily coronavirus deaths could be slashed to 200 in England by mid-March.  In a huge boost to Britain’s lockdown-ending ambitions, modelling by the SAGE subgroup SPI-M-O found the daily death target could be hit by … Read more

Covid outbreaks have shrunk in all but TWO areas of England, Public Health England report reveals

Britain’s coronavirus outbreak has plummeted to its lowest levels since September — before the second wave spiralled out of control, official data revealed today.  Department of Health bosses recorded 12,057 new infections, marking a 10.6 per cent drop from last Thursday. Another 454 deaths were also announced, a 33 per cent fall on last week.  … Read more

Covid outbreaks have shrunk in all but TWO areas of England, Public Health England report reveals

Britain’s coronavirus outbreak has plummeted to its lowest levels since September — before the second wave spiralled out of control, official data revealed today.  Department of Health bosses recorded 12,057 new infections, marking a 10.6 per cent drop from last Thursday. Another 454 deaths were also announced, a 33 per cent fall on last week.  … Read more

Britain could ease lockdown SOONER if No10 was really following the data

Britain could ease lockdown sooner if No10 was really following the data, a top Sage expert claimed today. Professor Mark Woolhouse, an infectious diseases expert from Edinburgh University, told a parliamentary committee today that the data was pointing to an ‘earlier unlocking’. ‘I completely agree that we don’t want to be overly focused on dates, … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Study finds no evidence schools drive Covid outbreaks

There is no evidence having schools open drives the spread of coronavirus in the wider community in the UK, SAGE scientists have found. In a study of pupil and teacher absences caused by positive Covid tests, researchers said confirmed infections in schools did not lead to bigger outbreaks. Instead, they said there were small signs … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Study finds no evidence schools drive Covid outbreaks

There is no evidence that having schools open drives the spread of coronavirus in the wider community in the UK, SAGE scientists have found. In a study of pupil and teacher absences caused by positive Covid tests, researchers said confirmed infections in schools did not lead to bigger outbreaks. Instead, they said there were small … Read more

Four in 10 people in the UK have likely ‘ALREADY caught coronavirus or had a vaccine’

Up to four in 10 people in Britain have already got some level of immunity to Covid-19 from either catching the coronavirus or having a vaccine, SAGE experts predict. A paper presented to the Government’s top scientific advisers shows that infectious disease experts think the UK may be developing substantial protection from Covid.  SPI-M-O, a panel … Read more