WEEKLY UPDATE 5 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月5日

WEEKLY UPDATE 5 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月5日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: South African variant in South Birmingham Two cases of the South African variant of the Covid-19 virus have been detected in South Birmingham -the two households are part of the same extended family.  It is believed the SA variant has a higher transmission rate but there is currently no evidence that it is more dangerous than the original version.  Birmingham Director for Public Health Dr Justin Varney says: ‘Don’t panic, but don’t take risks’ http://bit.ly/3oSifaa II: Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine reduces transmission Research results indicate that the Oxford vaccine may reduce transmission of Covid-19, as well as treating disease.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55913913 The research has not been through peer review yet so official guidance remains to ‘treat everyone else as if they have the virus, and act as if you have…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 7 AUGUST 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年8月7日

WEEKLY UPDATE 7 AUGUST 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年8月7日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
Welcome! This week we are continuing our reporting of Covid-19 related latest news and stories.    It is the school summer holiday, there is a concern around children’s mental health and wellbeing. We’re sharing some resources & links to help parents and families.   We are also sharing some useful information taken from last night’s CCC-B Online Group Zoom session with Dr. Justin Varney, Director of Public Health for Birmingham City Council. Covid-19 statistics update: Of the deaths registered in Week 30, 217 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, the lowest number of deaths involving COVID-19 in the last 18 weeks, accounting for 2.4% of all deaths in England and Wales. As of 9am on 6 August, there have been 17,515,234 tests (either processed or sent out) in the UK. Of these,…
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