December 3, 2021

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Autumn predictions and BBC checked

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US cases and deaths

US hospital patients

Covid vaccine booster doses available for all adults

California, Colorado, New Mexico

Over 18s, six months after second dose

UK, Zoe graphics link

Live Zoe data

UK Official data

UK, next?

Prof Neil Ferguson, Imperial College London

Catastrophic winter wave unlikely in UK

UK, quite a different situation from other European nations (Germany, Netherlands, France)

High Covid numbers in summer, population immune boost

30,000 to 50,000 a day, for the last four months

I think it is unlikely we will get anything close to what we had last year, that catastrophic winter wave

Several weeks of declining cases, a hint of an uptick in the last few days


Cases, + 39,256

Deaths, + 1,241

One week after 80 region, 1 week workplace shutdown

Fact checking the BBC

Covid: Pfizer says antiviral pill 89% effective in high-risk cases

It comes a day after the UK medicines regulator approved a similar treatment from Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD).

Pfizer says it stopped trials early as the initial results were so positive.

The combination treatment, which is still experimental because trials haven’t finished

UK, 250,000 courses of Paxlovid (combo with ritonavir)

480,000 courses of molnupiravir pill

Paxlovid works slightly differently to the Merck pill

which introduces errors into the genetic code of the virus

Full trial data has not yet been published by either company

Pfizer, chairman and chief executive Albert Bourla

the potential to save patients’ lives, reduce the severity of Covid-19 infections, and eliminate up to nine out of 10 hospitalisations

There have been successes, notably in HIV, but reports concluded one antiviral for flu ended up being about as effective as paracetamol.

COVID News Source: Dr. John Campbell

World News

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