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How bad will the Omicron Covid variant be in Britain? Three things will tell us | Devi Sridhar

A new variant identified in southern Africa is causing global panic – but its real impact will be shown by the data scientists are racing to establishProf Devi Sridhar is chair of global public health at the University of EdinburghCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOmicron, the name of the new Covid-19 variant that is sending worrying signals from southern Africa, sounds like something from Transformers. It has caused panic across the world, among governments, the public...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, Britain, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Devi Sridhar, Coronavirus, University of Edinburgh Continue, University of EdinburghCoronavirus


Covid live news: Austria reports first case of Omicron as new variant continues to spread

Mandatory mask-wearing in shops and transport reimposed in England; Anthony Fauci says new variant is probably already in the US; two cases confirmed in AustraliaJohnson ignored my plan to deal with new variants – ex-officialOmicron’s worst impact will be in nations with low vaccination ratesWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageChina could face more than 630,000 Covid-19 infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifting trav...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Austria, Anthony Fauci, Reuters, Peking University, Coronavirus, COVID, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention


Covid live news: Omicron cases continue to spread; China would face ‘colossal’ outbreak if rules eased

Mandatory mask-wearing in shops and transport reimposed in England; Anthony Fauci says new variant is probably already in the US; two cases confirmed in AustraliaJohnson ignored my plan to deal with new variants – ex-officialOmicron’s worst impact will be in nations with low vaccination ratesWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageChina could face more than 630,000 Covid-19 infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifting trav...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Anthony Fauci, Reuters, Peking University, Coronavirus, COVID, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention


Covid live news: UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron cases; China outbreak warning

Mandatory mask-wearing in shops and transport reimposed in England; Anthony Fauci says new variant is probably already in the US; Australia scrambles to prevent outbreakJohnson ignored my plan to deal with new variants – ex-officialOmicron’s worst impact will be in nations with low vaccination ratesWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageChina could face more than 630,000 Covid-19 infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifti...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Australia, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Italy, Anthony Fauci, Reuters, UK Germany, Peking University, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid live news: UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron cases; Israel bans all visitors

Mandatory mask-wearing in shops and transport reimposed in England; Anthony Fauci says new variant is probably already in the US; Australia scrambles to prevent outbreakJohnson ignored my plan to deal with new variants – ex-officialOmicron’s worst impact will be in nations with low vaccination ratesWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageAustralia’s federal health minister said he was meeting the prime minister, Scott Morrison, and the chief healt...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Australia, Israel, US, UK News, World news, US news, South Africa, Italy, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Anthony Fauci, UK Germany


A man on a lockdown stroll across English farmland discovered an 'extraordinary' Roman villa with epic Trojan War mosaic

Aerial view of the excavations of a large Roman mosaic in Rutland, England.Historic England Archive A man taking a lockdown walk on his father's farm stumbled across a rare Roman mosaic. The 828 square foot mosaic artwork depicts scenes from Homer's 'The Iliad,' the ancient Greek epic poem. Researchers said that the mosaic likely belonged to a wealthy Roman between the 3rd and 4th century AD. A Roman villa complex containing a rare mosaic depicting scenes from Homer's Ili...
Tags: UK, England, Science, International, Trends, Britain, News UK, Iliad, John Thomas, Leicestershire, Rutland, Achilles, Jim, University of Leicester, Irvine, Roman Empire


What do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?

UK places South Africa on red travel list over B.1.1.529 variant picked up by scientists in countrySouth Africa to be put on England’s travel red listSee all our coronavirus coverageWhat is the new variant and why is it a concern?Scientists have detected a new Covid-19 variant called B.1.1.529 and are working to understand its potential implications. About 50 confirmed cases have been identified in South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana.B.1.1.529 has a very unusual constellation of mutations, whic...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Science, Africa, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Botswana, Coronavirus, South Africa Hong Kong, countrySouth Africa


Action over variant shows government keen to avoid Christmas calamity of 2020

Analysis: variant provides test of whether relaxation of rules and booster push is effective policySouth Africa to be put on England’s travel red list Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast Christmas, as ministers rashly promised five days of festive family gatherings while a new variant gathered pace, Boris Johnson held out until the final hours until he bowed to the inevitable and cancelled Christmas.Despite rising cases in Europe and new restrictions on the continent...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, South Africa, Boris Johnson, Cabinet, Coronavirus


South Africa to be put on England’s travel red list over new Covid variant

Flights from six countries will be banned as officials review travel measures after scientists voice concern over variant Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFlights from southern Africa will be banned, with six countries placed under England’s red list travel restrictions, after scientists raised the alarm over what is feared to be the worst Covid-19 variant yet identified.Whitehall sources said the B.1.1.529 variant, which is feared to be more transmissible and has the ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, England, Science, Africa, Travel & leisure, Society, UK News, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Air transport, Transport, Health policy, Transport policy


South Africa to be put on England’s travel red list over latest Covid variant

Variant causing concern because of ‘extremely high’ number of mutations feared to be present across South AfricaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Africa will be placed under England’s red list travel restrictions after scientists raised the alarm over what is thought to be the worst Covid-19 variant ever identified.Hundreds of people who have recently returned from South Africa, where the B.1.1.529 variant was detected, are expected to be tracked down and offered ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, South Africa, Health policy, Coronavirus


New HIV jabs taken two months apart hailed as huge step forward

Safe injectable antiretroviral drugs, approved by health bodies, ‘could lift burden of daily oral therapy’Thousands of people living with HIV in Britain are to be freed from the burden of taking daily pills, after health chiefs gave the green light for a revolutionary treatment by injection every two months.Draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) recommends offering the antiretroviral drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine in England and Wales after trials pr...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Wales, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Doctors, Pharmaceuticals industry, Aids and HIV, Immunology, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


The Delta variant was detected on 99.7% of sequenced tests worldwide in the past 60 days

A man receives a COVID-19 nasal swab test at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.Mario Tama/Getty Images Of almost 800,000 sequences collected in the last 60 days, 99.7% were Delta, a WHO report said.  Delta is highly infectious and has mutations that help it avoid the immune response. It was first detected in India in October 2020 and has since spread to at least 166 countries. The Delta variant was detected on 99.7% of nearly 800,000 diagnostic tests sequ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, News, India, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Who, World Health Organization, South America, Scripps, Tom Bradley International Terminal, Soumya Swaminathan, Coronavirus


A scientist tracking the coronavirus predicts it will keep mutating to avoid the immune response — but at a slower rate than before

A nurse practitioner administers COVID-19 tests in the parking lot at Brockton High School in Brockton, MA under a tent during the coronavirus pandemic on Aug 13 2020David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The virus causing COVID-19 probably isn't finished mutating, a scientist tracking it said. Mutations might happen less often than before but could help the virus avoid the immune reponse, he said. The virus has been mutating at a slower rate since October 2020, Trevor Bedford, o...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, News, India, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Phe, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University College London, Variant, Bedford, Scripps Research Institute


On Covid, we need to be careful when we talk about numbers

A recent wave of mistakes shows how misinterpreting data risks misrepresenting the impact of the virusSince we have just had Maths Week in England, it seems appropriate to look at a wave of recent errors when communicating numbers.First, the statistics may be described wrongly. The chief executive of NHS England recently claimed: “We have had 14 times the number of people in hospital with Covid than we saw this time last year”, a claim repeated on Sky News and ITV. But there were fewer Covid-19 ...
Tags: England, Science, Mathematics, NHS england, Coronavirus


Covid cases in England may remain high for months, says expert

Natural peak would be more drawn-out than lockdown peak, and levels may rise after school half-termsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRates of infection, hospital admissions and deaths in the UK from Covid could remain high for many weeks or months even if a natural peak has been reached, a leading Covid expert has said, as data suggests the decline in cases may have stalled.According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics an estimated one in 60 p...
Tags: UK, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Office For National Statistics, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid live: ‘Plan B’ measures in England still possible, government advisor says; sharp rise in German infections

Sage advisor says ‘Plan B’ Covid measures still under consideration in England; Germany reports 23,543 new cases reported in past 24 hoursFor returned Australians, open borders bring new dilemmasNorthern Ireland health minister to sue Van Morrison over Covid remarksThose eligible for boosters to be invited a month earlier in EnglandExperts on their worst pandemic predictionsSee all our coronavirus coverageHere an update on the global pandemic situation from AFP:On Saturday, 6,306 new deaths and ...
Tags: England, Science, Germany, Russia, India, US, Merck, World news, Ukraine, Britain, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Van Morrison, Merck Co Inc, Coronavirus, Pfizer Inc Continue


Covid live news: ‘Get booster to save Christmas,’ UK health secretary urges; sharp rise in German infections

Three million more in England to be invited to get booster next week; Germany reports 23,543 new cases reported in past 24 hoursFor returned Australians, open borders bring new dilemmasThose eligible for boosters to be invited a month earlier in EnglandExperts on their worst pandemic predictionsRelief and reunions in sight as US finally lifts Covid travel restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chief executive of NHS Providers has described how he believes the Covid pandemic will soon be...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Germany, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, NHS Providers, Coronavirus, Times Radio, Chris Hopson


Covid live news: ‘Get booster to save Christmas,’ UK health secretary urges; Sydney social distancing curbs to ease

Three million more in England to be invited to get booster next week; relaxation in NSW will lift limits on house guests and outdoor gatheringsFor returned Australians, open borders bring new dilemmasThose eligible for boosters to be invited a month earlier in EnglandExperts on their worst pandemic predictionsRelief and reunions in sight as US finally lifts Covid travel restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverageThree million more people in England will be invited to have their coronavirus boos...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Sajid Javid, PA Media, Coronavirus


The 'Delta Plus' variant -AY.4.2- has been detected in New York and California, but experts say not to panic

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication and Trinity College shows a model of a betacoronavirus - the type linked to COVID-19. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS, File AY.4.2, a daughter of the Delta variant, has been detected in New York and California. Some evidence suggests AY.4.2 may be slightly more transmissible than Delta, but experts aren't sure yet. Studying Delta's mutations could be a step toward variant-specific treatments. A new version of the coronav...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, News, California, Cdc, US, San Francisco, Trends, United Kingdom, Delta, San Diego, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Erin Schumaker


Why pregnant women need clearer messaging on Covid vaccine safety

Analysis: early uncertainty around vaccination advice for expectant mothers has left them confused and hesitantPregnant women are being turned away from Covid vaccine clinics, experts warnCoronavirus – latest updatesIn the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, there was uncertainty around almost everything, from who was more adversely affected by Covid-19 to who should get vaccinated first – or at all.But as awareness about the illness and vaccine safety has grown, one group in particular re...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Women, Pregnancy, Society, UK News, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID


The psychology of masks: why have so many people stopped covering their faces?

In England, masks are expected and recommended in crowded and enclosed spaces – but not legally required. Many have abandoned them altogether. What would convince everyone to put them back on?Dave stopped wearing his face mask “the second I didn’t have to. I grudgingly wore it, because it was the right thing to do and because it was mandatory,” says the teacher from East Sussex. “But I felt, and still do, that the reason we were told to wear masks was to make scared people feel less scared.” He ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Politics, England, Science, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Hygiene, Holly, East Sussex, Office for National Statistics ONS, Chantelle, Coronavirus


Covid live: more than 325,000 in England get boosters in one day; Romania to tighten restrictions from Monday

Latest updates: NHS chief says Saturday was ‘biggest day yet for booster jabs’; tighter restrictions will come into effect to ease Romania’s struggling hospitalsRishi Sunak says Covid numbers don’t suggest action needed todayUK government paving way to bring in ‘plan B’ Covid rulesDarker skies and colder weather are perfect conditions for Covid to thriveRussia sees record deaths as country prepares for new curbsSee all our coronavirus coverageChina has given complete doses of Covid-19 vaccines t...
Tags: England, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Romania, Coronavirus, Mi Feng, October National Health Commission


Covid live: more than 325,000 in England get boosters in one day as UK chancellor rejects calls for immediate ‘plan B’

Latest updates: NHS chief says Saturday was ‘biggest day yet for Covid booster jabs’ as Rishi Sunak says Covid numbers don’t suggest action needed todayUK government paving way to bring in ‘plan B’ Covid rulesDarker skies and colder weather are perfect conditions for Covid to thriveRussia sees record deaths as country prepares for new curbsSee all our coronavirus coverageChina has given complete doses of Covid-19 vaccines to about 75.6% of its population as of 23 October, National Health Commiss...
Tags: UK, England, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus, COVID, Mi Feng, October National Health Commission


Coronavirus live: UK travel rules relaxed as arrivals can now use cheaper lateral flow tests

Latest updates: from today fully vaccinated travellers do not have to use more expensive PCR test on arrivalHi. Caroline Davies here in London. In the UK, as from 4am today, the coronavirus rules have been relaxed for travellers returning to England who are fully vaccinated in what has been hailed by the government as a “huge boost” for the travel industry.Just in time for half-term, fully vaccinated people arriving in England from a non-red list country can use a lateral flow test rather than t...
Tags: UK, England, Science, London, World news, Infectious Diseases, Caroline Davies, Coronavirus


I knew that was going to happen… The truth about premonitions

Uncanny and creepy, premonitions that turn out to be authentic can feel profound. But is there science to explain them?Around seven years ago, Garrett, was in a local Pizza Hut with his friends, having a day so ordinary that it is cumbersome to describe. He was 16 – or thereabouts – and had been told by teachers to go around nearby businesses and ask for gift vouchers that the school could use as prizes in a raffle. There were five other teenagers with Garrett, and they’d just finished speaking ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, England, Science, Life and style, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, Garrett


An amateur diver found a 3-foot sword off the Israeli coast - and filmed his discovery. It dates back to the Crusades.

A sword that likely belonged to a Crusader lays on the beach in Caesarea, Israel on October 16, 2021. Ronen Zvulun/Reuters A scuba diver found a 900-year-old sword and ancient anchors off Israel's Carmel coast last week. The iron sword is 3 feet long and weighs 11 pounds. It likely belonged to a knight from the Crusades. The diver was wearing a GoPro camera, and Israeli authorities released video of his discovery. Shlomi Katzin didn't expect anything out-of-the-ordinary during his...
Tags: England, Science, News, Israel, Jerusalem, Trends, Middle East, Archaeology, Richard, Mediterranean, Reuters, Treasure, Diver, Carmel, Constantinople, Ronen Zvulun


Why is it business as usual in England while Covid infections rise?

Analysis: a winter plan has been set out but implementing it could be hampered by political squeamishnessCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 20 months into the Covid pandemic and with a tough winter looming, the public could be excused for having a distinct sense of deja vu.Infection rates are rising sharply, scientists and senior NHS figures are sounding the alarm – but the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, was touring the broadcast studios on Wednesday morni...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, NHS, Sajid Javid, Kwasi Kwarteng, Coronavirus


Without Covid-19 jab, ‘reinfection may occur every 16 months’

Reports grow of repeat infection as experts warn prevalence among school pupils puts older people at riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Covid-19 infections surge in England, people are increasingly reporting catching Sars-CoV-2 for a second or even third time. New analysis has suggested that unvaccinated individuals should expect to be reinfected with Covid-19 every 16 months, on average. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology, Coronavirus, COVID


Fears grow in England over rise of new Covid Delta variant

UK Health Security Agency monitoring AY.4.2 as daily cases at highest level since late JulyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA newly detected coronavirus variant is on the rise in England, with the virus believed to be an offshoot of the Delta variant.According to a briefing from the UK Health Security Agency, released on Friday, “a Delta sublineage newly designated as AY.4.2 is noted to be expanding in England”, with the body adding that the variant is being monitored...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, UK Health Security Agency, Covid Delta


Offshoot of Covid Delta variant on the rise in England

UK Health Security Agency monitoring AY.4.2 as daily cases at highest level since late JulyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA newly detected coronavirus variant is on the rise in England, with the virus believed to be an offshoot of Delta.According to a briefing from the UK Health Security Agency, released on Friday, “a Delta sublineage newly designated as AY.4.2 is noted to be expanding in England”, with the body adding that the variant is being monitored and assesse...
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