March 15 2021

Coronaviruses like Covid 19 seem to evolve more slowly, it’s quite a sluggish virus compared with the influenza virus which can mutate much more frequently. This is why we have to tweak the seasonal influenza virus vaccine every year to cover the new variants and mutations. On the other hand the measles vaccine has beenContinue reading “March 15 2021”

March 21 2021

“ Nobody is safe until we are all safe “. It is partial immunity that will drive mutations. There are large swathes of our global population that remain un-immunised. These could act as a reservoir where mutations can emerge and therefore cause previously immunised communities to become reinfected with a resistant mutation. We are seeingContinue reading “March 21 2021”

March 11 2021

Dr Melissa Heightman is a member of NHS England’s Long Covid task force. She commented to confirm some new evidence emerging that patients who are hospitalised with covid 19 and then recovered are more likely to avoid any of the Long Covid after effects. It seems up to 1/5th or 20% of patients may developContinue reading “March 11 2021”

March 9 2021

As people are now beginning to have their second Covid 19 immunisations, scientists have reminded us not to have a second dose of the same vaccine if you had a significant immediate reaction to the first one. If you had the typical reaction of fatigue, shivers, sore arm and muscle aches coming 12 hours orContinue reading “March 9 2021”