Early in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the UK along with many other countries around the world tried to minimise the spread of new variants of the virus by limiting travel across borders. The then health secretary.
Unfortunately there is also every reason to expect continued attempts to fan the flames of hysteria rather than increase hospital capacity. Out of respect for our elders and those who are grieving lost loved ones, we have a duty to resist panic and hysteria.
For reader’s of last week’s HART bulletin article describing the media’s role in promulgating government propaganda, the ‘Omicron escalation’ over the weekend will come as no great surprise.
15 July 2021 – Several media outlets in the UK have simultaneously released a story alleging that unvaccinated people are risking their own health and will become potential factories of coronavirus variants.,
27 May 2021 – The news this week reports a ‘surge’ of cases and hospitalisations of the Indian Variant (B1.617.2) in the Greater Manchester area. Indeed the Indian government is distinctly unimpressed with this nomenclature and does not concur that this variant belongs to them.
20 May 2021 – News this week has focused on the rise in the Indian variant. The proportion of sequenced samples that are from the Indian variant has indeed increased and is now approximately 30% of those sequenced.
By Dr Gerry Quinn Post-doctoral Researcher in Microbiology and Immunology Mutant variants, emerging overseas or domestically, are an inevitable biological reality once a virus is in the population. On 9 February 2021, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that travellers from ‘hotspot countries’ will be expected to pay £1,750 to stay in one of 16 hotels […]
By Dr Ros Jones Retired Consultant Paediatrician Known potential, late-onset effects from vaccines that have not yet been ruled out could take months or years to become apparent. The development of new vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 to the point of temporary approval1 has been the main tool promoted by the Government in the management of COVID-19.2 […]