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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Booster Jabs for Covid-19: What we know and what we don’t?

Two weeks ago the committee advising the UK government on vaccine policy recommended a booster (3rd) dose of a Covid-19 vaccine from September this year with a roll out to protect the whole currently vaccinated population  By contrast, last week the similar committees advising the USA government stated there was no evidence to support a […]

Double vaccinated with Pfizer or AstraZeneca: but how protected am I against new variants?

The initial euphoria following the roll out of vaccines is currently tempered by concerns that their effectiveness is less certain against new variants of the virus.  We now have data from both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines but providing an answer to the question above is quite complex but hopefully this post will help! New variants for […]

Will my vaccine protect me against the Indian Variant?

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 […]

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