Interview on UK

Interview on the latest UK numbers on LBC. The point is that the rate of increase is decreasing, if we carry on decreasing the rate of increase, soon we will have no increase in new…

Long term COVID

One in 20 people likely to suffer from ‘Long COVID’, but who are they? https://covid.joinzoe.com/post/long-covid https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/08/long-haulers-covid-19-recognition-support-groups-symptoms/615382/ Symptoms were not serious enough to land them in hospital yet have persisted for many weeks or months Hospitalised…

Convalescent Plasma, Poor results

Convalescent plasma in the management of moderate covid-19 in adults in India: open label phase II multicentre randomised controlled trial (PLACID Trial) (BMJ, 12th October) https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m3939 India, 39 public and private hospitals 464 adults admitted…

Viral exposure guidelines, US and UK

US https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_casesinlast7days Cases, + 414, 106 (7 days) = 8,249,011 Deaths, 220,362 Dr. Jay Butler, (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) distressing trend increasing in nearly 75 percent of the country This past week, we've…

First viral human challenge study

Deliberately infecting volunteers with COVID. Closely followed by the laters thinking on herd immunity https://www.gov.uk/government/news/expert-partnership-to-explore-and-establish-human-challenge-studies-of-covid-19-in-the-uk A vaccine candidate that has proven to be safe in initial trials Carefully selected healthy adult volunteers, 90 people,18 - 30…

US, UK and viral survival on skin

Survival of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus on the human skin: Importance of hand hygiene in COVID-19 (Clinical Infectious Diseases, 3rh October, Accepted manuscript) https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa1517/5917611 What is the stability of SARS-CoV-2 on the human skin? We…