Pandemic over by Spring 2022? Maybe in Scotland as cases plummet to one-third UK level

Based on the words of Francois Balloux of UCL in London, James Cook tells us

In countries with high rates of vaccination, including the UK, the pandemic phase of the virus will be over by the spring.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58112939

Well, only if you don’t look at the latest data:

After 7 days of falling infections, the seven-day rolling averages in England and Northern Ireland are heading up again.

The above graph does not reveal the detail nor today’s figures:

https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/cases

It’s only one day but the data for Wales, on a Monday, are disturbing and for England and Northern Ireland seem stuck at a very high level. In Scotland, have fallen to below 1 000 for the first time in 7 days.

5 thoughts on “Pandemic over by Spring 2022? Maybe in Scotland as cases plummet to one-third UK level

  1. Neil Oliver would call this the price of ”Freedom ! ”
    In fact , regardless of the high numbers, he would be elated that all restrictions on HIS FREEDOM are history – except for those pesky masks !
    Why can’t people simply be brave like him – and trust to a nice cravat/scarf ?

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  2. May I suggest “In countries with high rates of vaccination, including the UK, the pandemic phase of the virus will be over by the spring.” is cloud cuckoo.

    It was almost over in the summer of 2000, the vaccines we have only offer a level of degree of protection to what we know since a year ago.. Who knows what the virus will do, or more dangerously, London.

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  3. I am nominating for that dear chap
    Mr. James Cook for honorary life time
    Membership for the under noted

    1.The Flat Earth Society
    2.Tis the Sun and not the Moon that controls the tide ( set up by that Honorable Lady Angela Ledsom)
    3. Heaven and Earth Creationists
    I cannot possibly forsee any difficulty with acceptanance
    Given Mr Cook,s undoubted intellectual
    Capabilities and his marvelous comprehension of Epidemiology, Evolutionary Science, Molecular Biology,
    Genetics and especially that of Corona Viruses

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