Transatlantic update and personal experience

United States

Cases, + 102,004 = 27,229.862

Dearth, +3,589 = 474,423 (0.14% of population)

Hospitalizations, 69,283 (14,369, 4,643)

Vaccine doses since 14th December, 50, 641,884

First dose, 37,056,122

Booster doses, 13,082,172 (4.08%)

US COVID-19 Cases Caused by Variants

US B.1.1.7 dashboard


CDC data

Past 7 days

New daily reported cases, down 22.1%

New daily reported deaths, down 5.8%

CoViD related hospitalizations, down 17.8%

Test positivity rate, 5.8%

United kingdom

UK data

Cases, + 13,308 = 4,027,106

Deaths, + 621 = 116,908 (0.18% of population)


First dose, 14,556,827

Second dose, 534,869

Tracker app data

Oxford University extends COVID-19 vaccine study to children

13th February

London, Southampton and Bristol

Safety and immune responses in children and young adults

Ages, 6 to 17 years

Single-blind, randomised phase II trial

N = 300 volunteers

Vaccine group, n = 240

Control group, n = 60, meningitis vaccine

Safe and gives a sore arm

Andrew Pollard

Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, and Chief Investigator on the Oxford vaccine trial

While most children are relatively unaffected by coronavirus and are unlikely to become unwell with the infection,

it is important to establish the safety and immune response to the vaccine in children and young people as some children may benefit from vaccination.

These new trials will extend our understanding of control of SARS-CoV2 to younger age groups

Starting trials for younger children this spring




Source: Dr. John Campbell

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