Why COVID Testing Remains Key to Beating the Virus

WHO’s special envoy on COVID-19, Dr. David Nabarro, has made an appeal for people to remember that the virus is “still nasty” – and that without mass testing in place it is difficult to monitor “where the virus is”, and as a result,  COVID testing remains key to beating the virus. This comes after the government […]

COVID Hospital Admissions Rising Around the Country as Omicron BA.2 Takes Hold

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Pressure is being piled onto the NHS with rising hospital admissions around the country thanks to the Omicron BA.2 variant of the COVID-19 virus, with Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty believing that this trend will continue into April. In his speech at the annual conference of the Local Government Association and the Association of […]

Living With COVID-19 – A Virus That’s Going Nowhere Fast

Plenty of change can happen in a year, but when it comes to COVID-19, it’s difficult to envision a world where it doesn’t feature in some capacity, even decades down the line. This article published by Bloomberg almost exactly a year ago touches on the notion that the highly contagious COVID virus will be around […]

Should We Be Concerned About Deltacron? – Testing Remains Key

In recent weeks there have been more and more articles emerging around a new variant that’s a recombinant of both Delta and Omicron, aptly named Deltacron.Many of these articles share comments from WHO representatives, and reference a WHO briefing around Deltacron. In this briefing WHO’s Technical Lead on COVID-19 Dr Maria Van Kerkhove addressed the […]

Working Safely During Coronavirus – Government Guidance (Updated 24th Feb)

Today the UK government have reduced COVID restrictions around isolation for those that test positive, and as a result have published updated guidance on working safely during Coronavirus and what you need to consider as an employer when bringing staff back into the workplace, in order to protect your team and customers.  The 5 main […]

Pushing Employers to Pick Up the Slack – The End of COVID Restrictions

Yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister outlining the end of COVID isolation measures in two weeks’ time (24th February) has drawn criticism from leading health scientists who claim that it puts public health at risk, particularly the elderly and clinically vulnerable, and will likely lead to a greater number of ‘Long COVID’ cases. The Scientific […]

The Rising Risk of COVID Reinfection – What the Numbers Mean

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic the daily reporting dashboard which records positive COVID cases in the UK has also included reinfections as part of the data, and it offers some food for thought. Monday’s figure of 92,368 cases far exceeded Sunday’s 52,295 positive cases – the lowest figure since before […]