Covid -19: making sense with Silman

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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Omicron BA.5 is causing a lot of trouble: here’s why it is set to continue!

Covid-19 infections are on the increase, many people are now getting their second or third Covid infection but now with Omicron BA.5* as the main culprit.  Why is this happening, and why is there so little apparent protection through immunity either from previous infections and or from the vaccines?  *In this blog I mainly focus on […]

Monkeypox: why the sudden concern?

The media have been full of headlines about a tiny number of cases of the viral disease monkeypox.  What do we know about it, why has there been a recent surge and, given the experience with Covid-19, should we be getting concerned? What is monkeypox infection like? Monkeypox is a viral infection that causes flu-like symptoms […]

New Omicron variants coming our way soon: how protected are we?

As the original Omicron variant continues to mutate, its greater ability to transmit has been offset in terms of the public health risk by (i) the milder illness it causes and (ii) the protection against severe disease from both natural infection and the current vaccine regimes.  However, should we now be worried about the new variants […]

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