Michael Simmons

Will Omicron overwhelm the NHS? The crucial missing data

24 December 2021 5:08 am

If you catch Omicron your risk of ending up in hospital is between 50 to 70 per cent less likely…

Omicron is now Britain’s dominant Covid strain

18 December 2021 5:41 am

If you test positive for Covid now in Britain, the odds are that it’s Omicron: it’s now the dominant strain…

What’s the evidence for England’s vaccine passports?

9 December 2021 6:02 am

The Prime Minister has just announced Plan B. Working from home has been all but mandated and large venues —…

Scotland's 70-page dossier finds no evidence for vaccine passports

21 November 2021 9:38 am

Nicola Sturgeon wants to extend vaccine passports in Scotland, and today her government released a 70-page document purporting to show…

What’s the evidence for Scotland’s vaccine passports?

18 November 2021 2:00 am

Nicola Sturgeon is considering extending vaccine passports to Scotland’s cinemas, theatres and pubs. ‘We are also considering whether an expansion…

Pfizer’s Covid pill breakthrough

6 November 2021 10:00 am

After the UK medicines regulator yesterday approved Merck’s Covid pill for use on recently infected, vulnerable patients, Pfizer announced its…