March 28 2022

For the first time for 20 days the number of Covid tests done in the previous week has dropped, this week’s total 5,023,854 is over 113,000 less than the week before. Of course, if you do less tests, you will get fewer positive results. In the last 7 days 587,721 have tested positive. That isContinue reading “March 28 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”

November 22 2021

One of the starkest warnings yet came over the weekend from a German Minister who declared Germans “Will be immunised, recovered or dead by the spring”. In the UK there are still 4 million adults who have had one but not had a second jab and a further 5 million who have not even hadContinue reading “November 22 2021”

September 29 2021

Inspired by reading my National Trust magazine for Autumn which has just arrived, I read that “Research has revealed that time outdoors boosts self esteem and encourages calmness.” So I was up and out early in the sun this morning to have some lungs full of fresh clean air and a large dose of theContinue reading “September 29 2021”

May 24 2021

England passed 60 million doses of Covid vaccine given over the weekend with 750,000 being done on Saturday and over 6 million in the last 7 days. Unfortunately, and as predicted, the number testing positive is consistently over 2,200 per day. Today’s figure was 2,439 which equates to a positive rate of 23.2 per 100kContinue reading “May 24 2021”

April 8 2021

Matt Hancock quite rightly has denied claims from UCL that the UK will reach herd immunity for Covid 19 on Monday as 75.4% of the population will have Covid antibodies through catching the disease or being immunised. Normally a figure of 95% is thought to be the level for herd immunity to develop. That certainlyContinue reading “April 8 2021”

March 24 2021

The daily statistics are probably the best indicators of our slow progress to survive and come through this pandemic. Only 839,954 covid tests were done in the last 24 hours, this is a bit lower than usual but still an incredible number. There is no indication as to the reason it’s lower than normal, itContinue reading “March 24 2021”

March 21 2021

For the third consecutive day a record has been set for the number of immunisations given in a day. Despite all the controversy and other issues, the Health Service is just getting on with getting maximum protection from vaccine while we can and before the shortages begin to bite. They are certainly doing their bitContinue reading “March 21 2021”

March 19 2021

The fiasco in Europe continues as the UK continues to progress well towards the end of this current peak, which will only end with a very high rate of immunisation. It is significant that the UK has now immunised half of their adult population whereas in the EU the average is only 10%. Let’s firstContinue reading “March 19 2021”