An epidemiologist’s perspective
There is no shortage of stuff in the media and it is hard to make sense of it all. Hope this helps!
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That vaccines can protect against Covid-19, in its severe forms, is well established from clinical trials. Questions remained as to whether (i) when applied to the wider population, these benefits would hold, (ii) vaccines could reduce transmission and asymptomatic infection and (iii) in the ‘real world’ these benefits would be achieved after allowing a return to […]
One of the tragic aspects of the news about the escalating pandemic in India is the relatively high proportion of children and young people, not just in the number of cases overall, but also – unexpectedly given Western experience – amongst those with serious infection. This raises the issue as to the possibility of children being […]
As vaccination progresses in most countries, there is still the concern that although the vaccines protect against severe infection, they are less successful in preventing transmission, especially with the so-called “variants of concern”. Yet experts are even this week arguing as to what is the most important route for catching the virus. Public confidence and adherence to […]
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