Understanding the trade-off between factors affecting rate changes in the coronavirus data

February feels like an important month for Boris Johnson and his government. On 22nd of this month, England’s exit strategy from its third national lockdown will be presented to the public. This exit has only been made possible by the tremendous public efforts to bring coronavirus infections, hospitalisations and deaths down from their seemingly insurmountableContinue reading “Understanding the trade-off between factors affecting rate changes in the coronavirus data”

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Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 1st-7th February

Since entering our third national lockdown on 4th January, focus has rightly been on our vaccine roll-out and the potential effect it could have on transmission, hospitalisations and deaths. As the number of people vaccinated with their first dose increases, as does our opportunity to further accelerate the rate of decline in positive cases, peopleContinue reading “Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 1st-7th February”

Being patient is working, we’re on the right track

As we start to get this pandemic under control in England, there has been a shift in the narrative toward our lockdown exit strategy, with Boris Johnson and his government set to announce these very plans on February 22nd. However, we are already starting to see the rumblings of discontent within the ruling Conservative PartyContinue reading “Being patient is working, we’re on the right track”

Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 25th-31st January

Since entering our third national lockdown on 4th January, focus has rightly been on our vaccine roll-out and the potential effect it could have on transmission, hospitalisations and deaths. As the number of people vaccinated with their first dose increases, as does our opportunity to further accelerate the rate of decline in positive cases, peopleContinue reading “Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 25th-31st January”

How long might this lockdown last?

Even though England’s lockdown laws are set to end on March 31st, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said it is “too early” to know whether it will be possible to lift restrictions by the spring. However, when addressing MPs in the House of Commons, Health Minister Matt Hancock listed four measures that would need toContinue reading “How long might this lockdown last?”

Should the whole of England be put into Tier 4?

Boris Johnson placed London, the South East and the East of England into Tier 4 on Saturday evening due to the steepening rise of a new strain of coronavirus that is thought to be up to 70% more transmissible (increasing the R rate by as much as 0.4). The emergence and explosion of this newContinue reading “Should the whole of England be put into Tier 4?”