Tag Archives: Covid

For those who should be alive and loving, alive and loved.

    One great sadness of the pandemic is the loss of life of thousands of elderly people discharged from hospitals into care homes where they both died and spread the pandemic to others who died. This was known to … Continue reading

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So how do we feel about Covid now?

Yesterday’s blog from the Covid 19 Actuarial Response Group , remarks – almost in passing Since our last update two weeks ago prevalence in England is estimated to have increased from 4.9% to 7.6%, which is its highest figure recorded. … Continue reading

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The secret to Omicron’s success and more – C19-ARG’s Friday report 58

Friday Report: Issue 58 By: John Roberts, Adele Groyer, Matt Fletcher and Dan Ryan   www.covid-arg COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. COVID-19 is still one of the hottest topics for scientific papers and articles. The COVID-19 Actuaries … Continue reading

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Living in a major incident

The  orange line tells us why Sadiq Khan has declared a”major incident” in London. COVID-19 hospital admissions in London continue to accelerate, with 7-day average now up 42% week-on-week. Elsewhere increases are smaller, with falls in the East and Midlands. … Continue reading

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Will we win the war on Covid but lose the peace on Care?

Two important events happened to me yesterday evening, I was boosted and I heard the news that the Commons had passed the first reading of the social care bill. As this is a personal blog, I feel entitled to conflate … Continue reading

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Is Covid waning (or just the antibodies?) ; Covid Actuaries’ 50th report

                                                                                                      http://www.covid-arg.com Friday Report: Issue 50 By: John Roberts, Matt Fletcher & Adele Groyer COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group – Learn. Share. Educate. Influence. COVID-19 is still one of the hottest topics for scientific papers and articles. The COVID‑19 Actuaries … Continue reading

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After that holiday, I need a holiday – a farewell to Stromness.

I am technically starting day four of a 10 day isolation after a member of our tour party tested positive in  Orkney. I have actually returned from Scotland but am resting up after 48 hours we would like to forget. … Continue reading

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The perils of the staycation.

After catching Covid earlier in the year, I have been testing myself regularly with lateral flow kits. With both jabs on my passport , I still carry a mask and wear when inside public places. On hearing of the lockdown … Continue reading

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Living longer despite everything

  When I run around London, I often find myself passing the Covid wall and seeing each heart filled with the name of a loved one who has died in the current pandemic. The Covid memorial wall is perhaps unique. … Continue reading

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Freedom – at what cost?

Rousseau’s famous phrase “man is born free but everywhere is in chains”, will be to the front of many people’s minds today. The true liberal reaction to the pandemic is herd immunity and early blogs from the Covid actuaries explored … Continue reading

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