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Lockdown has been back a week, it only has another week for the peak before it declines.

It might not even make it to 500,000 per day at this rate.

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4 minutes ago, ouija ouija said:

Omicron wave appears milder, but concern remains.

Omicron appears to be around 4-times more transmissible than Delta.

The ICU's may or may not be at breaking point, but the wards will be full, and staff absences will compound the problem.

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119,789 new cases and 147 new deaths

Coronavirus Cases: 11,767,262

Deaths: 147,720

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

The government has ruled out announcing new restrictions for England before Christmas, but the other UK nations have already announced the reintroduction of limits on society amid fears of Omicron.

Here's how the restrictions compare across the four nations of the UK.

https://www.itv.com/news/2021-12-17/how-do-covid-rules-compare-across-the-uk

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On 12/22/2021 at 3:59 PM, acute said:

but the wards will be full, and staff absences will compound the problem.

Speaking from experience, I can tell you that staff absences ALWAYS compound the problems.  What indicators make you believe the wards will be full?  Is that just an assumption due to the enhanced transmissibility of Omicron?  I haven't seen any information about that other than estimates and those seem to be based only on transmissibility.  One does not necessarily cause the other.  This iteration so far, about 6-7 weeks in, has been VERY mild, thank God.

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I based my prediction on the high transmissibility of Omicron, the reduced potency of the variant, and the fact that a positive test of a staff member will cause their absence.

 

When Covid started, the government set up "Nightingale Hospitals" and other hubs around the UK, which have since closed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_hospitals_in_the_United_Kingdom

 

Today, they announced that new Covid hubs are being set up, because of the huge numbers of new infections.

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-new-nightingale-surge-hubs-to-be-set-up-amid-growing-omicron-wave-12505948

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I can see the government reacting in an excess of caution, just in case.  I just wonder how far into the spread of Omicron they will continue the restrictions IF hospitalizations and severe disease aren't being seen on a wide scale.  Last year, early in the onset of the pandemic, we sent two navy hospital ships to NYC and helped fund field hospitals in Central Park and in other states that were being hardest hit.  Most of these extra sites weren't used and later were disassembled.  Back then, there really WERE instances of bodies being stacked up but they were in cold storage trailers, unlike the handful of dead we saw outside of a hospital in LA recently.  I'm still hoping that Omicron provides widespread immunity to the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike and that this allows us to put this scourge behind us.

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24 minutes ago, and then said:

I can see the government reacting in an excess of caution, just in case.

Yep!  It's better to be ahead of it, than behind it.  :tu:

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Bookmaker Ladbrokes claimed £102m from the furlough scheme, despite rapid growth in online betting making up for all losses from the closure of stores.

Accounts published on Thursday show that Ladbrokes claimed £57.5m in 2020, and the BBC understands it claimed a further £44m this year.

Since the pandemic began parent company Entain has actually increased revenues, driven by strong online growth.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59900249

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UK tops 150,000 coronavirus-related deaths since start of pandemic after recorded 313 in last 24 hours

https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-uk-tops-150-000-coronavirus-related-deaths-since-start-of-pandemic-after-recorded-313-in-last-24-hours-12511664

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146,390 new cases and 313 new deaths

Coronavirus Cases: 14,333,794

Deaths: 150,057

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

How many people in the UK have been given a booster so far?

On Friday, January 7, 207,801 people received a booster or third dose, bringing the total to 35,273,945 people. A total of 61.3% of the UK population aged 12 and over have received their booster jab.

A third dose is different from a booster jab - a third dose is an additional dose to extend the duration of protection from previous doses, given to people who have a severely weakened immune system.

How many people have had one or two doses of the vaccine?

Government data up to the end of Friday, January 7 shows the number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of the Covid vaccine is 51,919,815 - a rise of 22,526 on the previous day. A total of 90.3% of the UK population aged 12 and over have received their first dose.

The number of people who have had two doses of the Covid vaccine stands at 47,632,483 - an increase of 32,455 from the previous day's total. A total of 82.8% of the UK population aged 12 and over have received their second dose.

https://www.itv.com/news/2021-01-06/latest-vaccine-news-follow-the-uk-rollout-of-the-coronavirus-jab-with-our-daily-tracker

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81,713 new cases and 287 new deaths

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

There is growing confidence that Omicron could be hurtling the UK into the pandemic endgame.

But what comes next? There will be no snap of the fingers to make the virus disappear. Instead, the new buzzword we'll have to get used to is "endemic" - which means that Covid is, without doubt, here to stay.

So, is a new Covid-era truly imminent and what will that actually mean for our lives?

"We're almost there, it is now the beginning of the end, at least in the UK," Prof Julian Hiscox, chairman in infection and global health at the University of Liverpool, tells me. "I think life in 2022 will be almost back to before the pandemic."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59970281

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107,364 new cases and 330 new deaths

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

With Plan B Covid measures coming to an end before February, far fewer restrictions remain in England.

Boris Johnson confirmed the requirement to wear a face covering and work from home guidance has been dropped, among other changes to Covid rules.

So, what restrictions remain in England?

https://www.itv.com/news/2022-01-20/what-covid-restrictions-will-be-left-in-england-after-plan-b-is-dropped

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94,326 new cases and 439 new deaths

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

The requirement for all NHS workers to be jabbed against Covid-19 is being “kept under review,” the health secretary has said, as the deadline fast approaches for unvaccinated staff.

Sajid Javid said it was “right” to reflect on coronavirus policies when asked by MPs about mandatory vaccines for NHS workers in England, amid fierce calls for the policy to be scrapped as 77,000 face losing their jobs.

https://www.itv.com/news/2022-01-25/mandatory-covid-jabs-for-nhs-workers-to-be-kept-under-review-as-deadline-looms

 

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84,053 new cases and 254 new deaths

Coronavirus Cases: 17,689,885

Deaths: 157,984

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

How many people in the UK have been given a booster so far?

On Wednesday, February 2, 39,037, people received a booster or third dose, bringing the total to 37,419,104 people.

A total of 65.1% of the UK population aged 12 and over have now received their booster jab.

https://www.itv.com/news/2021-01-06/latest-vaccine-news-follow-the-uk-rollout-of-the-coronavirus-jab-with-our-daily-tracker

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39,656 new cases and 164 new deaths

Coronavirus Cases: 18,734,683

Deaths: 160,979

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

The provision of universal free tests in England is soon ending, after Boris Johnson announced his plan for living with Covid, as the pandemic reaches endemic levels.

From April 1, those not classed as vulnerable will have to pay for a lateral flow test as free universal symptomatic and asymptomatic testing will end for the general public in England.

ITV News

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UK Govt Surveillance Report 

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The trend continues to climb in the vaccinated

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