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‘New Covid wave is starting now’, warns sage expert – Live

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Leading UK scientists have warned that a new wave of infections will be seen in the country this month.

Speaking during a briefing by the Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, Professor Christina Pagel said: “The new wave is starting now.”

She said: “We will have a new wave of infections this month. Now the expectation is that it will not be as high as the previous two waves and may go lower. But we can’t trust that and somehow we can see more people getting infected. ,

It comes as COVID-19 infections in the UK have risen for the first time in two months, new data has shown.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the surge is likely due to an increase in cases compatible with the original Omicron variant BA.1 and the new variants BA.4 and BA.5.

A total of 989,800 people in private households are estimated to have contracted the virus, up from 953,900 last week.

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Kovid: UK scientists warn that the country is in a new wave

Leading UK scientists have warned that a new wave of infections will be seen in the country this month.

Speaking during a briefing by the Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, Professor Christina Pagel said: “This month we will have a new wave of infections. Now the expectation is that it will not be as high as the previous two waves and may be lower.” But we cannot rely on that and somehow we can see more people getting infected.”

our health correspondent Rebecca Thomas has more:

Maryam Zakir-Hussein10 June 2022 14:43

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lamenting the disappearing face mask

A strong theme of today’s live broadcast of Independent Sage was the lack of wearing of masks indoors, especially in hospitals and on public transport.

A cancer patient asked the panel how she can protect herself by compromising immunity when other patients do not wear masks.

The panel expressed disappointment at the lack of urgency to wear face masks in hospitals.

Clinical psychologist Professor Susan Mitchie suggested that hospital trusts implement the ‘Clean Your Air’ campaign, which mirrors the 2009 ‘Clean Your Hands’ campaign, aimed at improving hand hygiene in healthcare spaces.

Dr. Stephen Griffin, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds’ School of Medicine, recommends immunocompromised patients to wear a tightly fitted FFP2 mask that fits better and provides more protection.

Maryam Zakir-Hussein10 June 2022 14:29

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Nine omicron symptoms that affect thorough vaccination—and signs you might be

China has imposed strict new lockdown measures in Shanghai as the country ramps up its efforts to see a fresh round of coronavirus infections after returning to a two-year high in May.

The Asian superpower has taken some of the harshest measures in recent weeks since the start of the pandemic, even though its caseload is lower than other major countries as it confines itself to a “zero-Covid” strategy.

The latest increase in cases is believed to be due to Omicron, which is said to be the dominant variant.

Here, we take a look at some of the most common symptoms associated with the variant for a full vaccination — and two early warning signs you may have it.

Maryam Zakir-Hussein10 June 2022 14:15

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Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 will be dominant in the UK

During the Independent Sage broadcast, Professor Christina Pejel warned that the Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 would become the dominant strain in the UK.

Here’s what the professor said about these new forms:

  • Boosted people have a similar antibody response to BA.1 and BA.2, however, most people have received their booster several months before.
  • Transitioning with Delta provided the lowest protection against any of the Omicron variants.
  • Infection with BA.2 provided good protection against BA.4 and BA.5.
  • Boosters with BA.1 or BA.2 provided the highest protection against BA.4 and BA.5.

Maryam Zakir-Hussein10 June 2022 14:02

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Shanghai and Beijing hit with new lockdowns and mass testing as Xi Jinping says ‘persistence is the victory’

A new round of new lockdowns and large-scale testing campaigns began on Friday, days after heavy restrictions were lifted in China’s commercial hub Shanghai and the national capital Beijing.

In a desperate bid to control a widespread outbreak after some community transmission cases and a cluster were discovered, Shanghai authorities have imposed a lockdown for hundreds of thousands of people in five districts, write Shweta Sharma,

Maryam Zakir-Hussein10 June 2022 13:50

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‘New wave is starting now,’ says expert

Professor Christina Pejel, reporting on the Independent Sage Live COVID-19 broadcast, said that “a new wave is just starting”.

The professor said that people think the pandemic is over, the virus has gone nowhere.

Maryam Zakir-Hussein10 June 2022 13:36

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Northern Ireland records another six deaths in weekly updates

Northern Ireland has recorded six deaths linked to COVID-19 in the latest weekly update.

In the week ending 3 June, Northern Ireland takes the total number of deaths recorded by the Agency for Statistics and Research (Nisra) to 4,637.

This figure is drawn from various data sources and is always higher than the health department total as it provides a comprehensive picture of the impact of COVID-19.

The department’s figures mainly focus on hospital deaths and include only those who have tested positive for the virus.

Nisra’s figure includes 3,225 deaths in hospital, 983 in care homes and 429 at residential addresses, hospices or other locations.

Nisra reported that as of June 3, 1,287 care home residents’ deaths were linked to COVID-19, accounting for 27.8 percent of all coronavirus-related deaths.

Covid-19 was also mentioned on the death certificates of five out of 220 deaths reported in the week till June 3.

Some of the deaths recorded in the week ending June 3 may have happened before that week as they may take several days to register.

Those 75 and above account for 73.9 percent of the Covid-related deaths recorded between 19 March 2020 and 3 June 2022.

Maryam Zakir-Hussein10 June 2022 13:27

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Kovid infection increasing for the first time in two months

New data shows that after two months of decline, Covid infections have started increasing in the UK.

The Office for National Statistics has said there are “early signs” of a potential increase in the percentage of people testing positive for COVID in England and Northern Ireland.

our health correspondent Rebecca Thomas has more:

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UK Covid infections increase for the first time in two months

COVID-19 infections in the UK have risen for the first time in two months, with the potential for a surge in cases consistent with the original Omron version BA.1 and the new variants BA.4 and BA.5. Office of National Statistics (ONS).

A total of 989,800 people in private households are estimated to have contracted the virus, up from 953,900 last week.

All four countries have seen an increase in infections, although the ONS describes the trend in Scotland and Wales as “precarious”.

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That’s all for the coverage of today’s covid news. Thanks for following.

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