16 votes

B.1.617 is quite concerning

@Deepti Gurdasani:
I'm still utterly stunned by yesterday's events - let me go over this in chronological order & why I'm shocked.- first, in the morning yesterday, we saw a 'leaked' report to FT which reported on @PHE_uk data that was not public at the time🧵

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  1. Bullmaestro
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    That's greatly concerning, and this tells me that the government are clearly trying to cover up scientific data to support their phased reopening strategy. I don't think we should lift all...

    That's greatly concerning, and this tells me that the government are clearly trying to cover up scientific data to support their phased reopening strategy.

    I don't think we should lift all restrictions on 21st June, especially with the B.1.617.2 variant running amok.

    8 votes
  2. DanBC
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    (Sorry for posting links to twitter, but it's a useful source of developing information) -So ~17% drop post-1st dose & 6% post-2nd dose for sympomatic disease (similar for both vaccines) no data...

    (Sorry for posting links to twitter, but it's a useful source of developing information)

    -So ~17% drop post-1st dose & 6% post-2nd dose for sympomatic disease (similar for both vaccines)

    • no data on efficacy for severe disease
      -clear evidence of escape- as B.1.617.2 overrepresented among vaccinees (post 1 or 2 doses)
      - no data by age group

    To me this shows that we urgently need to get vaccines out to everyone as soon as possible.

    4 votes
  3. [2]
    Pistos
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    For those that didn't know (like me), re: "no. 10" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_Downing_Street

    For those that didn't know (like me), re: "no. 10" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_Downing_Street

    10 Downing Street in London, also known colloquially in the United Kingdom as Number 10, is the official residence and office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

    3 votes
    1. NoblePath
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      Americans should interpolate “the white house” for “number 10” when reading uk news.

      Americans should interpolate “the white house” for “number 10” when reading uk news.

      8 votes