COVID-19: Delta variant poses twice the risk of hospitalisation compared to Alpha variant, study finds

The Delta variant was reported in India at the end of 2020 and early studies found it could be up to 50% more transmissible than the Alpha variant, which was first identified in Kent. The study, carried out by Public Health England and Cambridge University, is the first of its kind to compare the hospitalisation riskContinue reading “COVID-19: Delta variant poses twice the risk of hospitalisation compared to Alpha variant, study finds”

Why so many Covid-19 variants are showing up now – Vox

Like any virus, SARS-CoV-2 has been mutating constantly since the beginning of the pandemic. Until November of 2020, though, that didn’t seem to matter. That’s when scientists in the United Kingdom noticed an alarming change: The virus had mutated in a way that made it more transmissible. Within a month, similar reports were emerging fromContinue reading “Why so many Covid-19 variants are showing up now – Vox”

Four arrested at Dover anti-immigration protest

Kent police say about 60 gathered in town centre and along sea front, causing traffic disruption Police have arrested four people at an anti-immigration protest in the port of Dover. About 60 people gathered in the town centre and along the sea front on Saturday, Kent police said. Two were arrested on suspicion of public order offencesContinue reading “Four arrested at Dover anti-immigration protest”

Prince Michael of Kent accused of selling Kremlin access

Prince Michael of Kent was willing to use his royal status for personal profit, and provide access to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime, a Sunday Times and Channel 4 report says. The Queen’s cousin was filmed at a meeting in which undercover reporters were told he could be hired to make representations to the Kremlin. HisContinue reading “Prince Michael of Kent accused of selling Kremlin access”

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