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Now that science has defanged Covid, it’s time to get on with our lives | Devi Sridhar

As with any other ineradicable disease, prevention and treatment can be integrated into societyDelaying and preventing infection as much as possible through this pandemic was a worthwhile strategy. In early 2020, there were few treatments, limited testing and no vaccines. The costs of those lockdowns were big, but the effort to buy time paid off. In that time, science has transformed Covid from a deadly virus to a much less serious, nasty disease – one that is manageable at home, for the vast ma...
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Bill Gates says 'COVID can be treated more like seasonal flu' after Omicron surge peaks

Billionaire Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates attends the World Leaders' Summit "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment" session on day three of COP26 on November 02, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 is the 2021 climate summit in Glasgow.Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Billionaire philantrophist Bill Gates sees a potential end to the COVID-19 pandemic. With cases spiking due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the pandemic may be transitioning to an endemic. After Omicron ...
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Bill Gates says he didn't expect to be subject of misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Bill Gates at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 2, 2021Jeff J Mitchell/Pool/Getty Images Bill Gates was interviewed on Twitter about the pandemic. Gates said he had not expected to become the subject of COVID-19 misinformation. Conspiracy theories linking Gates to COVID-19 began to circulate early in the pandemic. Bill Gates did not expect the pandemic to turn him into the focal point of COVID-19 conspiracy theories.Gates was interviewed on Twitter by Devi Sridhar,...
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Omicron could become the dominant variant worldwide, experts say, but they still don't know how harmful it is

A women gets tested for COVID-19.Hauke-Christian Dittrich/picture alliance/Getty Images The Omicron variant could become dominant worldwide within weeks, one expert has said. Others, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, have been more cautious about making predictions with the information available.  Even if Omicron does become dominant, it's not clear yet if it's more harmful than Delta. Experts have said the new Omicron variant could soon become the most common COVID-19 variant worldwide — ...
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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...
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What the UK can learn from South Korea’s Covid response | Devi Sridhar

At the start of the pandemic, Seoul pursued a zero-Covid policy. How will this affect the west’s response to the next pandemic?’With winter approaching, it’s time to talk about the optimal Covid-19 strategy again – and for that, we need to look once more at what’s happening in South Korea.It has vaccinated 79.2% of its population with two doses, and, if it continues administering 220,000 doses a day, will have covered almost 90% of its population by the end of the year. Compare this to the UK, w...
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South Korea has probably the best Covid response in the world. What can the UK learn? | Devi Sridhar

At the start of the pandemic, Seoul pursued a zero Covid policy. The country has been reaping the benefits ever sinceWith winter approaching, it’s time to talk about the optimal Covid-19 strategy again – and for that, we need to look once more at what’s happening in South Korea.It has vaccinated 79.2% of its population with two doses, and, if it continues administering 220,000 doses a day, will have covered almost 90% of its population by the end of the year. Compare this to the UK, where 68.6% ...
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OUP celebrates their BMA 2021 Award winners

We are delighted to announce that the following OUP published titles have been presented with awards at this year’s British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. BMA Medical Book of the Year 2021 and the Public Health category winner Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects Authors: Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert“In this tour de force, Labonté and Ruckert provide a comprehensive and critical view on major issues in globalisation such as trade and investment libe...
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“There Is No Other Way Out of the Pandemic”: British Public Health Expert on the Need to Get Vaccinated

In many countries, the number of new COVID-19 infections is skyrocketing. Did governments move too quickly to loosen the lockdowns? And what is the role of the Delta variant? In interview, British researcher Devi Sridhar warns of the dangers of the new wave and argues that vaccination is our only way out.
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Coronavirus live news: Ireland eases restrictions; France adopts vaccine passports law

Restaurants, cafés and pubs in Ireland can resume indoor hospitality today; French parliament adopts law despite protestsEurope clamps down amid fears over rapid spread of Delta variantIndonesia loosens Covid restrictions despite record deathsHow England’s ‘pingdemic’ took a heavy toll on the ToriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.19pm BST With their adult populations largely vaccinated, the question for richer countries is over how much to protect children. England stands apart with its ...
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In rich countries, vaccines are making Covid-19 a manageable health issue | Devi Sridhar

For the UK and elsewhere the pandemic’s end is in sight, but less fortunate parts of the world urgently need helpWhen Covid-19 emerged in January 2020, governments across the world had limited strategies to deal with it. Without a vaccine or proven treatments for the disease, or even access to mass testing, the only choice political leaders faced was taking the least bad option available.There were four approaches that different governments took during the beginning of the pandemic. China, New Z...
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We flattened the curve. Now let's end the pandemic

Gregor Smith and Devi Sridhar write that countries worldwide should evaluate restriction ramifications to adopt judicious policies as the world attempts to thwart the pandemic once and for all.
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How the Covid pandemic could end – and what will make it happen faster | Devi Sridhar

Pandemics are global by definition. Only travel restrictions and equal vaccine access for all countries will end this crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMost people have already adjusted their expectations to a spring of disruption – but most are quietly hoping that by the summer, and into the autumn, life in the UK will have returned more or less to normal. Are they right to be confident? What can we do to avoid slipping back into a cycle of lockdowns? In short: h...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Devi Sridhar, Coronavirus, Kent Brazil


Here are five ways the government could have avoided 100,000 Covid deaths | Devi Sridhar

The UK needs to learn from the lessons of the past year and come up with a concrete plan to avert a disastrous third wave Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYesterday Britain passed a grim milestone. A further 1,631 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded, taking the official tally above 100,000, though data from the Office for National Statistics suggests the total number will now be nearer 120,000. In a Downing Street briefing, Boris Johnson has said his government did ever...
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The evidence is clear: if countries act together, they can suppress Covid | Prof Devi Sridhar

As England prepares to lock down again, it should look to the example set by east Asian and African nationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJust 10 days after calling a national lockdown “the height of absurdity”, the prime minister announced on Saturday evening a four-week national lockdown in England starting on Thursday 5 November and lasting until 2 December. In a reminder of March, people are being asked to “stay at home” unless for essential purposes, and to avoi...
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UK coronavirus live: England at limit of lockdown easing, says Whitty; official UK death toll passes 46,000 – as it happened

Follow rules to avoid second national lockdown, warns Boris Johnson. This live blog is now closed - please follow the global coronavirus live blog for latest updatesEnglish beaches packed despite social distancing pleaPutting brakes on easing English lockdown ‘may not be enough’Why has easing of the lockdown in England been delayed? 6.43pm BST That’s it from me on the UK side. Thank you for reading along today. If you would like to continue following the Guardian’s coverage of the coronaviru...
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What Europe Can Learn from Scotland in Fighting the Pandemic

Global health expert and government adviser Devi Sridhar explains Scotland's ambitious “zero COVID” strategy, which aims to completely eliminate the virus within the country’s borders. She argues that the plan should also be applied to the rest of Europe.
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Coronavirus live news: UK infection rate 'basically flat', says ONS head; South Africa cases top 350,000

UK’s head of Office for National Statistics calls for scaling up of testing; South Africa’s cases become fifth-highest worldwideFace masks mandatory in Melbourne; worldwide deaths pass 600,000Trump reportedly seeks to block testing funds as cases surgeBoris Johnson’s plan for ‘normality’ met with criticism See all our coronavirus coverage 9.53am BST Household transmission of Covid-19 was high if the patient was 10–19 years of age, according to a new South Korean study which is being flagged ...
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Nicola Sturgeon urged by adviser to consider English visitor quarantine for 'zero-Covid Scotland'

Nicola Sturgeon should examine introducing quarantine for English visitors to Scotland if the number of coronavirus cases south of the Border rises, one of her most trusted advisers has said. Prof Devi Sridhar, who has played a key role in helping Ms Sturgeon formulate her Covid-19 strategy, said Scotland was trying to eliminate the virus but England's strategy was to "reopen as soon as possible" despite having up to 6,000 new daily cases. She predicted Scotland could eliminate coronavirus b...
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Coronavirus: Expert says Scotland 'could be Covid-free by end of summer'

Prof Devi Sridhar says the country could eliminate the coronavirus if the decline in new cases continues.
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Coronavirus: Expert says Scotland 'could be Covid-free by end of summer'

Prof Devi Sridhar says the country could eliminate the coronavirus if the decline in new cases continues.
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Is the worst of the pandemic behind us? Here's what scientists know so far | Devi Sridhar

A second wave of coronavirus cases would be disastrous – but there are ways to prevent this happeningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOver the weekend, there were no new deaths from coronavirus in London, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Slowly, the number of hospitalisations and deaths is falling across the UK. Rather than celebrating these early signs that the worst of the pandemic could be behind us, however, some scientists are warning of a second wave of infections –...
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Is the worst of the pandemic behind us? Here's what scientists know | Devi Sridhar

A second wave of coronavirus cases would be disastrous – but there are ways to prevent this happeningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOver the weekend, there were no new deaths from coronavirus in London, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Slowly, the number of hospitalisations and deaths is falling across the UK. Rather than celebrating these early signs that the worst of the pandemic could be behind us, however, some scientists are warning of a second wave of infections –...
Tags: UK, Science, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Northern Ireland, London Scotland, Devi Sridhar, Coronavirus outbreak


'We need army of volunteers to track down virus'

Prof Devi Sridhar said the UK should emulate Germany's strategy of tracing and quarantining those in contact with the virus.
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Experts Warn Tokyo Olympics May Not Be Possible Without A Vaccine

TOKYO (AP) — The medical community in Japan is moving toward a consensus that holding next year’s Tokyo Olympics may hinge on finding a coronavirus vaccine. Japan Medical Association president Yoshitake Yokokura said in a video media conference on Tuesday that the Olympics were possible only if the infections were under control, not only in Japan, but globally. “In my view, it would be difficult to hold the Olympics unless effective vaccines are developed,” Yokokura said. He did not say wheth...
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Japanese Scientist Is ‘Very Pessimistic’ Olympics Will Happen Next Year

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the postponed Tokyo Olympics can open in 15 months. “To be honest with you, I don’t think the Olympics is likely to be held next year,” Kentaro Iwata, a professor of infectious disease at Kobe University, said Monday speaking in English on a teleconference. “Holding the Olympics needs two conditions; one, controlling COVID-19 in Japan, and controlling COVID-19 everywhere.” Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the Tokyo ...
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Super-Pandemics Last All Summer Long

The Atlantic’s Ed Yong has written his second long article about the Covid-19 pandemic about what happens next and what a roadmap to dealing with the next phase of the crisis might look like. As I wrote last month, the only viable endgame is to play whack-a-mole with the coronavirus, suppressing it until a vaccine can be produced. With luck, that will take 18 to 24 months. During that time, new outbreaks will probably arise. Much about that period is unclear, but the dozens of experts whom I ha...
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Trump’s Freeze On WHO Funding Sparks Global Condemnation

GENEVA (AP) — Nations around the world reacted with alarm Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization. Health experts warned the move could jeopardize global efforts to stop the coronavirus pandemic. At a briefing in Washington, Trump said he was instructing his administration to halt funding for the WHO pending a review of its role “in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” ...
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Time for Experts

In this novel crisis, we in media and online need to shift much of our attention away from trying to eradicate disinformation (and how’s that going?) to spend more of our time and resources once again finding and amplifying good information — authoritative information from experts. That is why I am maintaining and immersing myself in my COVID Twitter list of 500 epidemiologists, virologists, physicians, researchers, NGOs, and selected specialist journalists. I have been taking in their c...
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Under Trump, America is less prepared for a coronavirus outbreak

Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar write that the coronavirus threat could not come at a worse time for Americans, as President Trump has eliminated the position of Global Health Czar and repeatedly proposed cuts to important global health funding.
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