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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Is smoked salmon dangerous to eat?

Earlier this week the UK issued a safety alert about the presence in smoked salmon of the bacteria, Listeria.  This alert was precipitated by reports of 14 cases of Listeria gut infection in the past 2 years, with 8 since the start of 2022; 3 of those infected had died.  These cases had in common that they […]

The new booster vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer: what are the facts?

The UK, US, Canada and other countries have announced a programme of a 4th vaccine dose, with the possibility of using the new vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer, designed to increase protection against the Omicron variant. Studies published last week have evaluated whether these new vaccines offer any additional benefit The existing vaccines Why haven’t […]

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 […]

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