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”

December 29 2021

The daily data is normally published at 4 pm. Unfortunately, at this point in time it is still unavailable. It probably one of the most important sets of data as it has been very sparse over the 4 day Bank Holiday. Whilst I wait here are some statistics from another source, mostly the UK HealthContinue reading “December 29 2021”

27 December 2021

I trust everyone has survived their Christmas activities and that those of you who were unwell are beginning to feel a little better. When Christmas day falls on a Saturday we have the luxury of two extra Bank Holidays before work returns to nearer normal. Judging by the traffic on the motorways today many moreContinue reading “27 December 2021”

December 24 2021

First, I want to wish everyone the happiest possible Christmas the Covid pandemic can allow. Many of you reading this work for the NHS or the other Emergency Services so it may be business as usual. For some of us this Christmas may be easier than the last. Sadly, for many that is not true.Continue reading “December 24 2021”

December 22 2021

Despite today having the highest ever number of positive tests in this Covid outbreak, and being in excess of 100,000 for the first time, the glimmer of hope I referred to last time is actually now much brighter. The number of people becoming seriously ill and dying is not rising at all now, in factContinue reading “December 22 2021”