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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First data from Pfizer vaccine. The Indian Variant (now referred to as ‘Delta’) is recognised as being highly transmissible and, as a consequence, it is now the predominant variant in the UK and elsewhere. The question in many people’s minds is whether, despite the rising number of cases, those who have been fully vaccinated will still […]
Amongst the unsung research heroes for tackling this pandemic have been waste water engineers and geographers. Examining sewage for traces of the virus has been a truly worldwide effort that is now a key component for managing the pandemic. In this post I address the background and the questions raised by this development. How is sewage testing […]
Hitting the headlines this week is news about yet another mutant strain, particularly newsworthy because of the accelerating tragedy of the pandemic in India. This variant is now present in 40 countries. What do we know about this strain, its impact and in particular any possibility that the success of the vaccines could be imperilled? Is […]
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