February 16 2022

The number of tests being done have dropped significantly this week with only just over 880,000 on each of the last two days. The drop may be due to the fact people are on half term holiday and therefore not testing. It is equally possible that people have got fed up with testing and haveContinue reading “February 16 2022”

February 11 2022

Following my last report, I was asked to expand on the science behind hand washing. The story begins with a Hungarian obstetrician giving a lecture to the Vienna Medical Society. On the 15th May his message was very simple….. Wash your hands “ Dr Ignaz Semmelweis was the senior obstetrician at the famous Vienna GeneralContinue reading “February 11 2022”

February 1 2022

Last night’s data was not published until nearly 11pm and today’s has been delayed an hour. Boris may get it, but I cannot see any substantive changes in the data and there are no unexpected differences. Today it is reported that 1,217, 971 tests were completed yesterday, of which 112,468 were positive. It is onlyContinue reading “February 1 2022”

Jan 14 2022

Did the leading tennis player in the world really expect that Australian officials would accept a name like Novak without checking his vaccine status. His poor parents must be wishing he had been given another name. Today’s figures continue to be encouraging. There were 1.57 million tests yesterday and 1.4 million today. These figures areContinue reading “Jan 14 2022”

January 12 2022

I am pleased that today’s figures confirm the optimism of a couple of days ago was justified. We need a few more days data to be sure that the return to school has not caused a rise in cases. The number of tests done today is still a very significant 1.41 million but, is actuallyContinue reading “January 12 2022”

January 10 2022

There is potentially good news tonight. The reported figures are encouraging and, although early days, are suggesting we are at the peak of this surge of the pandemic. The figures are static or beginning to drop across the board. Today we have recorded 1.65 million tests being done. This is a rise of 2.3 millionContinue reading “January 10 2022”