Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 8th-14th March

This piece is part of a series of weekly blog posts that aim to summarise England’s progress throughout lockdown, showing (1) how far we have come; and (2) how far we could go if we maintain our current rates of decline. It provides an updated summary detailing the weekly change in: Positive cases (by specimenContinue reading “Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 8th-14th March”

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Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 22nd-28th February

This piece is part of a series of weekly blog posts that aim to summarise England’s progress throughout lockdown, showing (1) how far we have come; and (2) how far we could go if we maintain our current rates of decline. It provides an updated summary detailing the weekly change in: Positive cases (by specimenContinue reading “Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 22nd-28th February”

Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 15th-21st February

This piece is part of a series of weekly blog posts that aim to summarise England’s progress throughout lockdown, showing (1) how far we have come; and (2) how far we could go if we maintain our current rates of decline. It provides an updated summary detailing the weekly change in: Positive cases (by specimenContinue reading “Weekly Update of England’s Coronavirus Figures: 15th-21st February”

Understanding the role of seasonality in England’s lockdown exit strategy

Even though the impact of vaccinations on transmission, serious illness and death has rightfully grabbed the headlines, there is another element central to England’s lockdown exit strategy. You often hear people talk about it and it does have significance for resource allocation and setting for public health policy, but it remains a poorly understood concept.Continue reading “Understanding the role of seasonality in England’s lockdown exit strategy”

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?”