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”

December 20 2021

It feels as though there is a strong atmosphere of uncertainty around at the moment. We all prefer to know what’s happening when faced with adversity. Christmas is less than a week away, we do not know whether our family party could be disrupted by political action. We are hearing dire warnings from the scientists.Continue reading “December 20 2021”

December 17 2021

Covid records continue to tumble and will go on doing so for a while. Well over 1.5 million tests were done on the last two days, which has resulted in 93,045 positive results today. This means the positive rate has also risen with 535 per 100,000 of the population testing positive. London has been relativelyContinue reading “December 17 2021”