Philip Thomas

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8 January 2022 9:00 am

An alternative to Sage’s worst-case scenario

Unless Omicron changes everything, Covid is on the way out

2 December 2021 4:00 am

There are good reasons to be concerned about the Omicron variant. For starters, this strain has 50 mutations, twice as…

Why we shouldn’t fear a ‘fourth wave’ of Covid

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Covid is meeting a wall of immunity

The third wave: it’s here – but it shouldn’t delay our reopening

12 June 2021 9:00 am

It’s here – but it shouldn’t delay our reopening

Why did the government listen to Sage's doomsday outlook?

9 May 2021 4:53 pm

Professor Neil Ferguson struck an unusually optimistic tone this week. With just one Covid death reported on Monday, and infection…

Need we fear a third wave after lockdown ends?

18 April 2021 3:30 pm

When Boris Johnson revealed his roadmap out of lockdown at the end of February he promised a ‘one way road…

Vaccination is pushing England's population immunity to new heights

6 February 2021 7:05 pm

England’s population immunity to Coronavirus now stands at almost 39 per cent — a rise of 25 per cent since…

Could 30 per cent of Brits have some Covid immunity?

23 December 2020 8:00 pm

How big is the job of vaccination? The aim is herd immunity, to protect enough people so that the virus…

The path between herd immunity and lockdown

24 October 2020 4:00 pm

In four decades working as an engineer and scientist, I have rarely known a more polarised time within the scientific…