Restaurants have been hit hard by coronavirus – so there’s no point in me being brutal. I’m going to carry on finding positives, and ignoring the mediocre
Bill Hanage"Covid-19 is not some mere blip. It’s not just a stretch of rough road before a return to the smooth. It is a once-in-a-century event akin to a world war, which changes things permanently"
These early estimates give an indication of the fatality ratio across the spectrum
of COVID-19 disease and show a strong age gradient in risk of death.
Bill HanageWe've known which age groups are most vulnerable since at least when this was published in March (earlier if you read the preprint) and subsequent work has been remarkably consistent with it. thelancet.com/journals/lanin… 8/n
Responses to the pandemic have often been framed in terms of striking a balance between protecting people’s health and protecting the economy. There is an assumption that countries face a trade-off between these two objectives. But is this...
The ∆382 variant of SARS-CoV-2 seems to be associated with a milder infection. The
observed clinical effects of deletions in ORF8 could have implications for the development
of treatments and vaccines.
Official figures show 4,422 people tested positive in past 24 hours, the highest daily total since 8 May
Bill Hanagewhile the actual numbers of cases are far larger than those that have been reported, this is most likely still earlier in the epidemic curve than the stage when action was taken in the spring. Not an excuse for delay. Action now will pay dividends