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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

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What Is The Risk Of A Covid Spike Over The Jubilee Bank Holiday?

Celebrations for the Queen's Jubilee during the extended bank holiday weekend are expected to cause an uptick in Covid casesCovid cases have now fallen to the lowest rates we’ve seen for almost a year – but could these numbers be about to change over the extended Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend?Here’s what the experts think.Why do cases seem to have fallen so much?Reported infections on May 12 were at 7,611 […]

today31 May 2022 4


5 Types Of Omicron Are Now Here. This Is What We Know About Them

Covid still rages on, don't forget.No matter how ‘normal’ things might feel sometimes, Covid – and the pandemic – still rages on.And actually, the strains of coronavirus are evolving like never before. We even have five different types of Omicron making the rounds now.Experts have said some of the newer strains, which are increasing in case numbers, need our close attention. Two extra Omicron strains – BA.4 and BA.5 – have now […]

today23 May 2022 1


Omicron Less Likely To Trigger Long Covid Than Delta, Data Suggests

Your chances of getting long Covid could be linked to which variant you had.The Omicron variant is less likely to trigger long Covid among double-vaccinated people, according to new data.Omicron caused widespread alarm when it first emerged towards the end of 2021, and pushed the government to roll out the booster vaccine programme quickly.The highly-transmissible variant swept through the UK at speed and quickly became the dominant strain. But, it […]

today6 May 2022