The second in a mini-series of articles on ConHome this week about healthcare after Covid.
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Woolhouse adds that the “idea we can suddenly emerge in one great bound is a little over-optimistic.”
It gives us the best chance of avoiding a third wave, a fourth lockdown and of getting our lives back to normal as quickly as possible.
Our network provides an in-person first point of health contact for millions, and play a central role in the vaccination programme.
Dan Boucher: Labour’s stewardship of the NHS in Wales has been disastrous. Come May, it’s time for a Conservative administration.
Health is one of the most pressing issues to get right in the upcoming Welsh Parliament elections.
It has faired much better than the mother country. But far from delivering ‘Zero Covid’, the costs of international isolation are unsustainable.
Stephen O’Brien: The challenge of converting world-class research into British economic success. Here’s an example than works.
We should double down on Product Development Partnerships, which are alive and well in the field of public health.
The public elected a Conservative Government, but they didn’t get one.
The First Minister of Wales claims that ministers have done “the least they can get away with rather than the most that is needed”.
WATCH: ‘A lot of reason to be optimistic we’ll be in a much better place in two-to-four weeks’ time’, says Professor
“Three weeks after a first vaccine there’s 67% protection”, adds Tim Spector as he talks up the prospect of gradually easing restrictions.
Andrew Murrison: I voted for lockdown. But the choice between saving lives and losing freedom is hard.
The NHS tells us that each year 78,000 people die from smoking in the UK. But we don’t ban smoking.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester also calls for ‘greater flexibility’ to protect those exposed at work such as bus and taxi drivers.
WHO special envoy says it is “wonderful” that the UK’s “bravery” in spacing out vaccine doses “seems to be associated with even greater protection”.
WATCH: Professor urges people not to over-state the ‘reduced efficacy’ of Oxford jab against new strain
Sarah Gilbert, the lead researcher, says that “there is still protection against deaths, hospitalisations and severe disease” from the South African variant.
“If one particular community remains unvaccinated then the virus will seek them out and go through that community like wildfire”, says vaccines minister.