Research and analysis: NERVTAG paper on COVID-19 variant of concern B.1.1.7

Some preliminary analyses have been undertaken which show that there may be an increase in the severity of disease associated with this new variant, B.1.1.7.There are some important limitations to the data on which these analyses are based. A relatively small number of people were included in the analyses and from a small number of settings, so more data is being collected and the position will become clearer over the coming weeks.See information on NERVTAG. Source link

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Research and analysis: Liverpool COVID-19 community testing pilot: interim evaluation report summary

The report published by the University of Liverpool on 23 December 2020 presents early findings to help policymakers with similar approaches to COVID-19 testing.The report was led by the University of Liverpool, alongside researchers from NHS Test and Trace, Joint Biosecurity Centre, Public Health England and Office for National Statistics.A more detailed report will be published early in 2021. Source link

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