The Covid good news thread N/W

Peckham Lion

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The indian variant is not spreading as quick as it was supposed to, Professor Ferguson, the Imperial College London expert whose work led to the first lockdown in March 2020, told UKTN Radio 4’s Today program: ‘There is a silver lining in recent data which, although this variant still appears to have a significant growth advantage, the magnitude of this advantage appears to have diminished slightly with the most recent data. “But it will take us longer to be final on this.

“It’s much easier to manage 20 to 30 percent than it would be 50 percent or more.”Professor Ferguson said the variant has been introduced widely in the UK by people arriving from India. A significant number of these people lived in multigenerational households, and often in fairly disadvantaged areas with high housing density, making these communities more vulnerable to the virus.
 

Peckham Lion

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There is "increasing confidence" that Covid-19 vaccines are effective against all variants, including the Indian one, Boris Johnson has said. At Prime Minister's Questions, he said fresh data had been reviewed earlier on Wednesday.The spread of the Indian variant has cast doubt on plans to ease remaining restrictions in England next month.On Tuesday, the prime minister said there was "nothing conclusive" in current data that meant England "would have to deviate from the roadmap" out of lockdown. This means legal limits on social contact could still end on 21 June.
 

Peckham Lion

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Britain may be just weeks away from declaring “the*pandemic*is over”, a top scientist said today amid rising optimism about the*Indian variant*of the virus and the planned full reopening of the economy on June 21.

Professor Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, revealed that upcoming data is set to show that the*Covid*vaccines*are even more successful at keeping people out of*hospital*than they are at preventing transmission of the virus.

“What we’ve seen so far in the pandemic is that protection from vaccines against hospitalisation and death is much, much higher than the protection against mild infection, which is what these tests are detecting,” he said.

Researchers may be able to confirm the finding in “a few more weeks”, meaning that the coronavirus pandemic could be declared beaten.

If the current generation of vaccines are able to stop people going into hospital … then the pandemic is over, because we can live with the virus,” the biologist told the BBC’s Today programme.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/o...36859.html?amp
 

Kryan Bing

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When did Ulster say he's letting you out of his depravity dungeon?
He didn't say when...that's why I'm happy.
:rotfl:

You should try his depravity dungeon sometime. Peckham. It's fucking great...
I don't know where he gets his Doris' from...but I'm impressed. They will
do anything for a one of his 'Wall facemasks and a bottle of 'Carlow O-Hara’s Celtic Stout'.
:thumbup:
 

Peckham Lion

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There is some good news in the rising case numbers. We have been at this stage 3 release from lockdown for a few weeks now and the Delta variant has been about for a similar time. Plenty of time for the " nightmare scenario" of a third wave of vaccine busting variants to start hitting the vaccinated group.

The fact that there is the expected increase in cases but not an increase in hospitalisations and severe illness leading to deaths and those hospitalisations are by and large the young un vaccinated groups proves the vaccine is doing its job.