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Covid-19 news: UK R number below 1.0 for the first time since August

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Newest coronavirus information as of 5 pm on 27 November

The UK’s R quantity is between 0.9 and 1.0 in line with the latest estimate

The latest estimate of the UK’s R number – the typical variety of individuals every particular person with coronavirus infects – has fallen to between 0.9 and 1.0 for the first time since mid-August. “It’s more and more clear that the stricter measures carried out in current weeks are having an influence,” mentioned Liam Smeeth on the London College of Hygiene and Tropical Drugs in a statement. “A interval of tiered measures in December is warranted now to assist enable some social mixing at Christmas that’s so necessary to many. I believe an extra circuit breaker in January or probably February might be wanted as a result of Christmas will place such upward stress on transmission charges,” mentioned Smeeth. 

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His feedback are echoed in paperwork from the federal government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) dated 5 November however released today. “Many celebrations contain households and households travelling throughout the nation or internationally. If there may be regional variation in prevalence, then this has the potential to seed an infection from areas of excessive prevalence to low,” SAGE warned. 

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The SAGE report added that elevated transmission from a brief interval of relaxations, similar to these anticipated underneath the UK Christmas plan, might probably be compensated for by “implementing sufficiently restrictive measures of ample period earlier than and/or after the occasion”. It mentioned preliminary modelling means that for every day that measures are relaxed, 5 days of stringent measures can be required to maintain the epidemic in examine. Nevertheless, it added: “Given the potential for elevated inter-generational mixing and the publicity of extra weak individuals, compensating earlier than the elevated interval is drastically preferable. A interval of excessive transmission throughout December will deliver ahead any rise in an infection throughout January.”

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Coronavirus cases and hospitalisations in the US continued to surge over the Thanksgiving vacation. There have been 110,611 new circumstances recorded within the US on Thursday and 1232 new deaths. On the identical day 90,481 individuals had been hospitalised with covid-19, in line with the COVID Monitoring Venture.

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In Denmark, there are issues that farmed mink infected with the coronavirus might have escaped and could spread the virus to wild animals. Sten Mortensen, veterinary analysis supervisor on the Danish Veterinary and Meals Administration, instructed the Guardian that just a few thousand mink escape from farms yearly and that there’s a threat 5 per cent of those who escaped this 12 months had been contaminated with covid-19.

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26 November

Most of England to be put underneath the 2 strictest ranges of restrictions subsequent week

UK well being minister Matt Hancock revealed which parts of England will be under which tier of restrictions after the nationwide lockdown ends on 2 December. The hardest measures might be utilized to the components of the nation the place circumstances and stress on the NHS are highest, Hancock instructed parliament at this time. Particularly, the federal government will use 5 standards to determine the tier for every space, which might be reviewed each 14 days. These embrace case charges throughout all age teams, case charges in individuals over 60, the speed at which circumstances are rising or falling, the take a look at positivity fee and the estimated stress on the NHS in a specific space. “The present epidemiological proof and scientific recommendation reveals that we should make the tiers more durable than they had been earlier than to guard the NHS via the winter months and avert one other nationwide lockdown,” Hancock added. 

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Below the new rules, about 55 million individuals will stay banned from assembly these from different households indoors –  underneath tier two and tier three guidelines. Roughly 23 million individuals might be underneath the very best stage of restrictions – tier three – together with the cities of Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester. This implies they may solely be allowed to satisfy individuals from different households in sure outside public areas, similar to parks, with a most group measurement of six. Solely the Isle of Wight, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are underneath tier one guidelines, which means that individuals might be allowed to combine with individuals from different households indoors in teams of not more than six. Gyms and hairdressers might be allowed to open throughout England. 

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The Africa Centres for Illness Management and Prevention, an African Union company, mentioned that mass vaccination towards the coronavirus is unlikely to start in countries in Africa till midway via subsequent 12 months. “We’re very involved as a continent that we are going to not have entry to vaccines in a well timed style,” mentioned the company’s director John Nkengasong at a information convention. “It won’t be, for my part, as much as [the] center of subsequent 12 months earlier than we really begin to get vaccination into Africa,” he mentioned. The US, Germany and the UK have plans to begin rolling out vaccines as early as next month. Nkengasong mentioned there may even be key logistical issues to beat in lots of African international locations, significantly these with scorching climates and challenges with supplying electrical energy, since most vaccines must be saved cool.

The covid-19 pandemic might set back gains in gender equality, in line with a report by UN Girls. With extra individuals around the globe staying at residence on account of lockdowns and different restrictions, the necessity for family chores has elevated, says the report. However evaluation of information from 38 international locations means that, whereas all individuals have elevated their unpaid workloads, “girls are nonetheless doing the lion’s share”. The report additionally discovered that ladies are taking up a larger depth of care-related duties in comparison with males. “Every thing we labored for, that has taken 25 years, could possibly be misplaced in a 12 months,” UN Girls deputy govt director Anita Bhatia instructed the BBC.

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Germany will extend its partial lockdown till a minimum of 20 December and can restrict non-public gatherings to a most of 5 individuals from as much as two totally different households. German chancellor Angela Merkel mentioned the aim is to push the variety of new coronavirus circumstances in every area of the nation under 50 per 100,000 individuals per week. As of today, solely two of the nation’s 16 federal states have case charges under this stage. “We have now to proceed to pursue this aim,” Merkel instructed journalists in Berlin at this time.

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25 November

Authorities science advisers warn UK Christmas plan more likely to result in rise in circumstances

Scientists advising the UK authorities warned that its plan to relax restrictions throughout Christmas is more likely to lead to an increase in coronavirus circumstances, hospitalisations and deaths. “It’s more likely to result in a 3rd wave of an infection, with hospitals being overrun, and extra pointless deaths,” Andrew Hayward at College School London, a member of the federal government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), instructed the BBC’s Newsnight programme. Graham Medley on the London College of Hygiene and Tropical Drugs, additionally a member of SAGE, instructed the Guardian that the comfort of guidelines might result in additional lockdown measures being wanted within the new 12 months. “I believe it’s inevitable that if lots of people do take that threat, even when it’s a small threat, then we find yourself with lots of people in hospital and probably having to take measures in January to lock down once more,” mentioned Medley.

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Below the federal government’s new guidance, individuals throughout the UK might be allowed to assemble in three-household teams of limitless measurement for a five-day interval round Christmas. “All of the governments agreed that we must always stability the necessity to shield public well being with additionally permitting individuals to be with their family members,” said cupboard workplace minister, Michael Gove.

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Senior US well being adviser Anthony Fauci urged individuals within the nation to avoid gathering for Thanksgiving, in keeping with US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention recommendation. “Preserve the gatherings, the indoor gatherings, as small as you probably can. Everyone knows how troublesome that’s, as a result of that is such a gorgeous, conventional vacation. However by making that sacrifice, you’re going to stop individuals from getting contaminated,” he instructed ABC’s Good Morning America programme at this time. “A sacrifice now might save lives and sickness and make the longer term a lot brighter as we get via this,” mentioned Fauci. “We’re going to get via this. Vaccines are on the horizon,” he added.

A study that analysed coronavirus genome sequences from 46,723 individuals with coronavirus around the globe discovered that not one of the mutations recognized are inflicting the virus to unfold extra shortly. The researchers found 12,706 positions within the genome with mutations. “Fortuitously, we discovered that none of those mutations are making covid-19 unfold extra quickly, however we have to stay vigilant and proceed monitoring new mutations, significantly as vaccines get rolled out,” Lucy van Dorp at College School London, one of many lead researchers on the examine, mentioned in a statement. The examine is printed within the journal Nature Communications.

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The worldwide covid-19 demise toll has handed 1.41 million. The variety of confirmed circumstances is greater than 59.9 million, in line with Johns Hopkins University, although the true variety of circumstances might be a lot increased.

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24 November

Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine candidate is 95 per cent efficient, says Russia 

The Russian authorities says preliminary outcomes from trials of its coronavirus vaccine candidate Sputnik V have proven it to be more than 95 per cent effective after two doses. This is a rise from the 92 per cent effectiveness reported for the Sputnik V vaccine earlier this month. The most recent outcomes are based mostly on a trial in about 19,000 volunteers. Sputnik V is predicated on related viral vector know-how to that used within the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine candidate, which early outcomes point out could also be as much as 90 per cent efficient. However a full comparability between the 2 vaccines will solely be doable when all the information is launched, mentioned Ian Jones on the College of Studying, UK, in a statement

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Every dose of the vaccine would cost less than $10, in line with the Russian Direct Funding Fund (RDIF). “It’s greater than twice as low-cost as different vaccines which have the identical efficacy ranges,” the top of RDIF, Kirill Dmitriev, instructed a briefing. 

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UK well being minister Matt Hancock mentioned it’s doable some social distancing measures could remain in place as vaccines are rolled out, till it’s decided how efficient they’re at stopping coronavirus transmission along with stopping symptomatic covid-19. Hancock was talking throughout a joint session of the UK well being and science committees at this time. He additionally mentioned the NHS ought to routinely take a look at individuals for sicknesses similar to flu after the coronavirus pandemic, and that he thinks the UK’s tradition of “soldiering on” and going to work whereas unwell ought to finish.

The UK authorities introduced it’ll introduce a new “test and release” system in England on 15 December, which is able to enable passengers arriving from sure high-risk international locations to finish their quarantine early in the event that they take a look at adverse for the coronavirus after 5 days of quarantine. Passengers might be required to ebook their assessments with a supplier from a authorities authorised listing and to pay for their very own assessments. The brand new system “will give passengers the boldness to ebook worldwide journeys within the data that they’ll return residence and isolate for a shorter interval if they’ve obtained a adverse take a look at”, the federal government mentioned in a press release.

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A Microsoft Excel error that resulted in 15,841 circumstances not being instantly referred to the contact tracing system in England between 25 September and a couple of October might have been linked to 125,000 subsequent circumstances and 1500 deaths, in line with modelling by researchers on the College of Warwick, UK. 

There have been 2466 deaths involving covid-19 in England and Wales within the week as much as 13 November, accounting for 20.1 per cent of all deaths that week in England and Wales, in line with the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. This is a rise from the earlier week, throughout which 1937 individuals died from covid-19.

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The worldwide covid-19 demise toll has handed 1.40 million. The variety of confirmed circumstances is greater than 59.4 million, in line with Johns Hopkins University, although the true variety of circumstances might be a lot increased.

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23 November

Oxford vaccine researcher says UK is on observe to vaccinate high-risk teams  in December

Individuals in high-risk teams within the UK might be able to get a coronavirus vaccine by December, with doses for the broader public being made accessible by subsequent spring, mentioned Adrian Hill on the College of Oxford at this time. Hill is the top of the institute behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine candidate, which may be up to 90 per cent effective in line with preliminary outcomes printed at this time. “I believe we’re on observe for the timeline […] to begin getting this vaccine rolled out from December,” mentioned Hill. “Hopefully there might be a vaccine accessible for all adults, however that’s more likely to be springtime moderately than in January.” Along with the UK, governments within the US and Germany are additionally preparing to start vaccinating some people in December. 

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The UK has pre-ordered 100 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate, in addition to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine candidate and 5 million doses of Moderna’s candidate. “The majority of the vaccine rollout programme might be in January, February, March. And we hope someday after Easter issues will be capable to begin to get again to regular,” UK well being minister Matt Hancock said at this time. It isn’t but clear how lengthy any immunity generated by coronavirus vaccines may final.  

COVAX – a world coronavirus vaccine allocation coalition with the World Well being Group – has been working to discourage governments from hoarding vaccines and make sure the most weak teams in every nation are vaccinated first. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is already a part of COVAX, which goals to distribute about 2 billion doses to 92 low- and middle-income international locations at a most worth of $3 per dose. In a statement at this time, AstraZeneca mentioned it’ll search an emergency use itemizing from the WHO to speed up entry to its vaccine candidate in low-income international locations. 

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UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced more details about England’s deliberate return to a three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions, after the nationwide lockdown ends on 2 December. Parliament will vote on the plan later this week. Below the brand new system, extra areas might be positioned within the increased tiers in comparison with earlier than the present nationwide lockdown. On Thursday, the federal government will verify which areas will fall underneath which tiers. This might be based mostly on evaluation of circumstances amongst all age teams, significantly these above 60, in addition to the speed at which circumstances are rising and falling and the present and projected stress on the NHS within the area, Johnson instructed parliament at this time, which is in keeping with recommendation from the federal government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies. Johnson additionally revealed plans for a programme of mass testing, just like that which befell as a part of a pilot in Liverpool, to be rolled out in all tier-three areas in England after the lockdown ends. Johnson mentioned speedy coronavirus assessments are already being deployed within the NHS and in care houses, with the aim of permitting each care residence resident to have two guests who could be examined twice every week by the tip of the 12 months. 

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Covid-19 hospitalisations continue to surge in the US, with a brand new document of 83,870 individuals hospitalised with the illness within the nation on Sunday. There have been reports of crowding in US airports forward of Thanksgiving this week, regardless of the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention lately warning towards journey for the nationwide vacation. Senior US well being adviser Anthony Fauci warned yesterday that spikes in circumstances wouldn’t turn out to be evident till weeks after Thanksgiving. He instructed CBS this might create a “very troublesome” state of affairs as winter approaches.

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The worldwide covid-19 demise toll has handed 1.39 million. The variety of confirmed circumstances is greater than 58.8 million, in line with Johns Hopkins University, although the true variety of circumstances might be a lot increased.

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20 November

NHS England’s draft plan goals for widespread vaccination of adults by begin of April

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A draft of NHS England’s plan for the roll-out of a coronavirus vaccine goals for widespread vaccination of all keen adults in England by early April, if ample doses and different essential provides can be found. Below NHS England’s draft covid-19 vaccine deployment programme, which was outlined in a leaked doc dated 13 November seen by HSJ, most doses of the potential vaccine can be administered between early January and mid-March, at a fee of between 4 and 5 million every week. The vaccinations would happen at hundreds of “neighborhood mass vaccination websites” organized by native GPs, with extra “giant scale mass vaccination centres” in stadiums and convention centres. Precedence might be given to healthcare staff and care residence residents who would begin to be vaccinated in early December, adopted by individuals aged 80 and above, these of their seventies and people of their late sixties. Adults underneath 50 might begin getting vaccines late January, with the bulk vaccinated in March. The draft plan depends on greater than 7 million doses of a vaccine being accessible in December. The doc doesn’t point out which vaccine might be used, and it’s not recognized what number of doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines might be accessible by then. The doc additionally consists of little or no element about how the NHS will surmount the numerous logistical issues with delivering vaccines that require strict temperature-controlled provide chains.

US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer and German firm BioNTech mentioned they utilized to the US Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) at this time for emergency use authorisation for his or her coronavirus vaccine candidate within the US. This week, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was discovered to be 95 per cent efficient in part III scientific trials. The UK authorities has pre-ordered 40 million doses of the Pfizer vaccines, and lately secured an preliminary settlement with US pharmaceutical firm Moderna for 5 million doses of their vaccine candidate, which preliminary outcomes point out is sort of 95 per cent efficient. 

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Coronavirus infections in England may be levelling off, in line with the newest outcomes of a random swab testing survey by the Office for National Statistics. Estimated each day new infections in England decreased barely to 38,900 new circumstances per day throughout the week ending 14 November, in comparison with 47,700 throughout the earlier week. “These numbers can be the primary the place we’d hope to see the nationwide lockdown starting to influence,” mentioned James Naismith on the College of Oxford in a statement. “We all know that social restrictions are the best approach to deliver down the variety of new infections.”

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The World Well being Group has suggested that Ebola therapy remdesivir should not be used in people hospitalised with covid-19. The FDA authorised remdesivir to be used in individuals over 12 who’re hospitalised with covid-19 final month. “The trials reported thus far have proven no influence of remdesivir on survival,” mentioned Martin Landray on the College of Oxford in a statement. “It is a drug that needs to be given by intravenous infusion for five to 10 days and prices round £2000 per course. So remdesivir shouldn’t be low-cost, it’s not handy, and it has no influence on the mortality among the many individuals at highest threat.”

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The US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention advised people in the US not to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving vacation.

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The worldwide covid-19 demise toll has handed 1.36 million. The variety of confirmed circumstances is greater than 57.1 million, in line with Johns Hopkins University, although the true variety of circumstances might be a lot increased.

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19 November

‘Substantial dangers’ with socialising over Christmas, warns UK science adviser

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Individuals mixing from totally different households throughout the Christmas interval poses “substantial dangers”, significantly for older people who find themselves extra weak to extreme covid-19, a scientist advising the UK authorities has warned. Socialising throughout the holidays is more likely to lead to elevated contact between youthful generations “with excessive incidence of an infection”, and older individuals, mentioned Andrew Hayward at College School London, who’s a member of the federal government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies. “My private view is we’re placing far an excessive amount of emphasis on having a near-normal Christmas,” Hayward instructed BBC Radio 4. “We all know respiratory infections peak in January so throwing gas on the fireplace over Christmas can solely contribute to this.” England entered a four-week nationwide lockdown on 8 November, which is because of finish on 2 December. Subsequent week, the UK authorities is anticipated to set out proposals for relieving restrictions in December.

The town of Hull presently has the highest infection rate in England at 751 per 100,000 individuals, in comparison with 274 per 100,000 throughout England as an entire. Native MPs have requested the UK authorities for assist, together with assist from the army to hold out mass testing within the metropolis. Final week, the army was deployed to assist the NHS with mass testing in Liverpool. The federal government mentioned its coronavirus activity power would talk about response measures with leaders in Hull. 

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Preliminary outcomes counsel an arthritis drug may improve outcomes in extreme covid-19. The findings, which haven’t but been printed or peer-reviewed, point out that critically unwell covid-19 sufferers handled with Roche’s anti-inflammation drug Actemra usually tend to survive after being admitted to hospital for covid-19. The drug, additionally referred to as tocilizumab, is one in all a number of being evaluated as a part of the REMAP-CAP trial, led within the UK by researchers at Imperial School London and the Intensive Care Nationwide Audit & Analysis Centre. Different research have proven blended outcomes on the effectiveness of tocilizumab in covid-19 sufferers, mentioned Athimalaipet Ramanan on the College of Bristol in a statement

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The Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine candidate is protected and induces an immune response in people in their 60s and 70s, in line with outcomes from a part II trial printed within the Lancet. The outcomes are based mostly on a examine in 560 volunteers. The findings are important, as a result of the chance of extreme covid-19 will increase with age. Knowledge from on-going part III trials will reveal whether or not the vaccine candidate can stop individuals from changing into unwell with covid-19.

The variety of covid-19 sufferers in US hospitals has doubled in the past month, with new document each day numbers of hospitalisations reported every single day this week. Virtually 77,000 individuals had been hospitalised with the covid-19 within the US as of Tuesday and more than 250,000 people have died from the illness within the nation because the begin of its epidemic.

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The worldwide covid-19 demise toll has handed 1.35 million. The variety of confirmed circumstances is greater than 56.4 million, in line with Johns Hopkins University, although the true variety of circumstances might be a lot increased.

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