January 24, 2022

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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

The Military News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbnTGxiSt1U Stunning footage recorded by the Mexican military shows the moment an Narco jet escapes an Mexican military helicopter in Jalisco, Mexico. The plane is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRll8oJz7sU Today’s look Around the Air Force highlights Air and Space Force leaders meeting with Congress to discuss the negative impacts of not approving a...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeepWR8QLu4 NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (January 18, 2022) Sailors train at Surface Combat Systems Training Command (SCSTC), Detachment Southeast, Littoral Training Facility. All Sailors and...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtxb9fOCLn4 Next Generation Squad Weapon: The U.S. Army’s New Super Rifle This is the next-generation squad weapon for the U.S. Army's new super rifle. This...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQQcGw87ABw Video from about 2015 shows Ukrainian paramilitary instructors shooting live ammunition at their students to prepare them for a possible Russian invasion that could...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGtqT2wPlMA PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 17, 2022) The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) conducts flight operations while transiting the Philippine Sea, Jan. 17,...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWftQDB-bOM The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American carrier-capable supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the United States...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR9LJkQD3RQ PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 11, 2022) F-35B Lightning II aircraft attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122 conduct flight operations for the first time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7R_7f8AOP8 Can the C-17 and C-130 Aircraft Land on an Aircraft Carrier? In this video, I'm going to show you how a C-17 and a...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irKv0zlnoE4 Helmet cam footage from a Colombian Jungle Commandos insertion covered by mingun fire of a Black Hawk helicopter back in 2021 appeared online. There...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm5ANUGzq4I This week’s Around the Air Force highlights the new MyEval platform that’s replacing the existing VPC platform, the NATO Air Policing mission in the...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8IPeMt9SwM B-roll of flight deck operations in the Mediterranean Sea aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), between Jan. 3 - 7, 2022. The Harry...