Everyone, including the UK Government and the media, seems to be saying the Delta variant of SARS CoV2 is “more transmissible” than the original SARS CoV2 and it is starting to irritate me. Why? Well I object to them using the term “transmissible”? Am I pedantic or are they wrong? Let’s see….
The 19th of July 2021 is looming on the horizon; so-called “Freedom Day”! I’m not so sure about that (see last weeks blog), but another story that has been on my mind recently is about whether we will be having extra doses of Covid-19 vaccines this year.
The bubble has popped and politicians are throwing celebratory confetti everywhere, am I missing something here…?
So yesterday the UK Prime Minister and new Health Secretary announced that they plan to go ahead with opening up the UK on the 19th July. Hooray! The pandemic is over!!
Really? Is it? Or is this all going to go horribly wrong…?
What has been said?
So, yesterday the UK Government made the announcement that they are going ahead with their plans to relax the mandatory Covid-19 rules across the country. Clearly Boris didn’t read my earlier blog about R numbers suggesting that a “one-size-fits-all” approach is a bad idea… oh well.
As of the 19th July it will no longer be a legal requirement to:
“I have a patient in his 40s who has been coughing for several weeks and is starting to get fed up. The cough is keeping him, and his wife, awake, so he’s taken to sleeping in the spare room in order to give her some respite but it’s not ideal. I’ve done a chest x-ray and it looks okay, and he’s not really coughing anything up in order to send to it to the lab for culture. What antibiotics do you think I should give?” said the GP.
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