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Why Are Covid Infections Rising In All Four UK Nations Again?

Covid infections have increased across the UK, as have hospitalisations according to new figures.It’s thought that most of these infections stem from the Omicron variants, BA.4 and BA.5, which are likely to be the most dominant strains in the UK at the moment.How much have rates increased by?The Office for National Statistics estimates that 1.4 million people in private households had Covid last week, which is a 43% increase from […]

today17 June 2022 2


Sorry, Omicron Probably Doesn’t Protect You Against Reinfection

Having Omicron doesn’t protect people against reinfection, a new study from Imperial College has found – which explains why cases are still so high.Earlier in the pandemic, scientists published heartening research that found that people infected with Covid-19 were protected from getting the virus again for at least six months. But Omicron raised questions about Covid reinfection – such as whether you can be infected with a new form of the virus […]

today15 June 2022


So, Is Catching Covid Just An Inevitable Part Of Holidaying Now?

.Go on holiday, come back with souvenirs, a sun tan and Covid.That seems to be part and parcel of a trip abroad at the moment,  judging by the many posts on social media (and the trend of absence in our own office). If fact, Covid-19 infections in the UK have risen for the first time in two months, according to figures released on Friday from the Office for National Statistics. It comes […]

today13 June 2022


Covid Infections Increase For First Time In Two Months – ONS

A hand holding a lateral flow test that shows a positive result.Covid-19 infections in the UK have risen for the first time in two months, according to new figures. The jump is thought to have been caused by increases in cases compatible with the original Omicron variant BA.1 and the newer variants BA.4 and BA.5, according to the Office for National Statistics.A total of 989,800 people in private households are estimated […]

today10 June 2022


Tories Accused Of Squandering ‘Astronomical’ Amounts Of Taxpayer Money

The numbers come as people struggle with the mounting cost of living crisis in the UK.The Tory government has been accused of “astronomical” waste as it emerged that £15bn worth of taxpayers’ money has been lost on faulty PPE and servicing government debt.The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) is under fire after it was revealed that £4bn worth of unusable personal protective equipment (PPE) left over from the […]

today10 June 2022 1


Long Covid Is Impacting 2 Million Brits. Are You One Of Them?

Two million people in the UK are suffering from long Covid, according to the ONS.As many as two million people in the UK may be suffering from long Covid, according to new Office for National Statistics data.Of those two million, 1.4 million people say they have had symptoms for at least 12 weeks, whilst 826,000 have been suffering for at least a year.1.4 million people who have long Covid said […]

today8 June 2022


25 Tweets About Explaining Our Coughs In An Age Of Covid

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, a cough was just a cough. Now, it’s a source of panic, dread and frantic looks from strangers – even glares. Of course, it’s important to take a test if you suspect you might have Covid or start showing symptoms. But people also cough for a variety of reasons – allergies, asthma, the common cold or even just inhaling something you shouldn’t have. The same goes for […]

today8 June 2022


This Covid Graph Shows Your Chances Of Reinfection Within Nine Months

Here's how long your immunity after a Covid infection lastsYou can catch Covid multiple times – but according to a helpful graph shared on Instagram, reinfection usually only occurs after a certain number of months.Author Emily Oster, economics professor from Brown University, posted this useful graphic on her Instagram account, suggesting most people have 0% chance of reinfection the first three months after infection.View this post on InstagramA post shared by Emily Oster […]

today1 June 2022 2


Not Got Your Booster Jab Yet? Here’s Why You Definitely Should

Remember these cards?Remember when Covid-19 vaccine cards were all the rage on Instagram and other social media platforms?Smug with inoculation, people couldn’t help but show off the fact they’d been vaxxed and boosted.However, that trend has long declined - most of us have been double jabbed by now. But many haven’t received a subsequent booster. And new research shows a couple of jabs is better than just the original two. You might […]

today1 June 2022 1