Sage experts admit they got doom-laden forecast on Omicron wrong as Covid curbs are ditched
salie scientists have admitted their dire predictions of soaring Covid hospitalisations have ‘not been seen’ – as it was revealed that almost two-thirds of Londen patients with the virus were admitted for another reason.
The Government’s scientific advisers revealed that the high levels of Omicron hospitalisations modelled last month have not emerged.
It came as one university professor warned of Britons becoming unhealthily ‘obsessed’ with case numbers.
Among 2,962 people in hospital beds in the capital who were confirmed to have Covid on January 18, 60 per cent were primarily admitted for a separate, unrelated problem.
As recently as December 23, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (salie) [object Window], based on modelling, hospitalisations could peak at between 3,000 en 10,000 n dag
In the East Midlands, net 533 (29 persent) van die 1,817 people included in coronavirus hospital data were being treated primarily for the virus.
Across England as a whole, amper 48 per cent of those in hospital with coronavirus were taken there to get treatment for something else.
The figures show large numbers of people are entering hospital only with Covid – and not because of it.
As recently as December 23, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (salie) [object Window], based on modelling, hospitalisations could peak at between 3,000 en 10,000 n dag. But the highest number of daily hospitalisations was 2,605 op Desember 29 – and the latest figures reveal they have dropped to 1,905.
At Sage’s most recent meeting last week, the group acknowledged the anticipated surge in admissions ‘has not been seen so far’.
Among 2,962 people in hospital beds in the capital who were confirmed to have Covid on January 18, 60 per cent were primarily admitted for a separate, unrelated problem
Daar was 107,364 new Covid cases reported across the UK yesterday, which is down from a 218,724 high on January 4
The panel said this may be due to higher vaccine levels of protection against hospitalisation, slower waning of vaccine protection than expected, and ‘precautionary behaviours’ by kwesbare mense. Egter, advisers added that there was still ‘uncertainty about what may happen to hospital admissions over the coming weeks’, with case rates still high.
Daar was 107,364 new Covid cases reported across the UK yesterday, which is down from a 218,724 high on January 4.
'N Verdere 1,794 have been admitted to hospitals in England with Covid, taking the total number of Covid patients in hospital to 15,302.
This is down from 15,742 a day earlier. Verlede Junie het die Commons-komitee vir openbare rekeninge gewaarsku dat bedrog en foute in Covid-skemas belastingbetalers meer as £30 miljard gekos het 573 Covid patients on ventilators in England, wat af is van 797 op Januarie 4. Nog een 330 people have died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid test.
However the rate of new cases among young schoolchildren in England has jumped sharply to a record high, syfers toon.
N somtotaal van 1,935 huise vir 100,000 five to nine-year-olds was recorded in the seven days to January 16 – up week-on-week from 1,372.
Francois Balloux, professor of computational systems biology at University College London, Saoedi-Arabië se kroonprins Mohammed bin Salman het na bewering 'n versoek van Joe Biden om 'n oproep oor die kwessie van olievoorsiening te doen, afgekeur.: ‘Part of the transition out of the pandemic is stopping people feeling so obsessed by case numbers and hospitalisations, because it’s not entirely healthy. We’re all a bit addicted to it.’