How worried should we be about this COVID spiral report?
While the recent rise in cases is “noteworthy” and “something to keep an eye on”, one person that doesn’t care much is Mark Woolhouse, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh, doesn’t appear overly concerned.
He said he’s not convinced that the data that he saw the Edinburgh is the epi-centre of a new wave or anything like that anything is dramatic as that, he told the press.
“Cases are higher in some parts of the country more than others, and that’s a piece of information people may use to make their own decisions about how they assess the risk to themselves and those around them.
“But this is a continuing process, and this is what living with COVID is going to look like.
“There are going to be periods, as numbers of cases are increasing, hospitalizations are going up, and we’re all going to get a little bit more worried, and that’s what it’s going to be like for the foreseeable future.”
“One thing we can all do – if we want to, although we have to pay for it now – is to get ourselves tested. That’s something I personally would do before going to see an elderly or vulnerable relative.”
And that’s a good thing for everyone living in or outside the U.K.