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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Persistent high case numbers in the UK but does the Government’s ‘carry on as normal’ approach make sense?

New cases of Covid-19 are now around  50,000 per day, with deaths and hospitalisations seemingly rising.  Yet the government response is to focus on the successful roll out of their vaccine programme, and not to be unduly concerned. This ‘passive’ response is being widely criticised in the media and by some experts.  In this post I consider how far […]

Can a booster following Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines stop transmission?

The UK, following other countries, is now giving a 3rd dose of vaccine.  Whilst the Pfizer, AstraZeneca  and other vaccines protect against severe infection, they only are able to reduce, but not eliminate, transmission.  Despite the success of the vaccine roll out, increasing numbers of fully (ie double) vaccinated people are becoming infected with the Delta variant. What was […]

CoVid-19: natural occurrence or lab leak?

Three days ago, National Geographic website ran a story about the origins of the CoVid-19 pandemic, following on a US National Intelligence Council investigation published 2 weeks ago.  21 months into the global pandemic, it is still appropriate to address this question – and to me the answer is as elusive – and as fascinating – […]

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