In the week ending 01 January 2023, there were on average 1,267 patients in hospital with COVID-19, a 15.1% increase from the previous week ending 25 December 2022 (1,101)
New Research: Epidemic Outbreaks Amongst Livestock & Farmer Response
“The FEED project adds far greater realism, understanding the different factors that drive farmer behaviour in the face of an emerging disease.” Professor Matt Keeling from the University of Warwick
Monkeypox Vaccination Programme Being Planned for Some Health Care Workers
There have been 34 laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox reported in Scotland since 23 May 2022.
Childhood Immunizations Uptake Increased in 2020 Lockdown
“During the first COVID19 lockdown in Scotland, the uptake rates of routine childhood immunizations (such as the MMR) increased compared to the previous year.” – Fiona McQuaid
And There’s TB
“Not long ago TB (Tuberculosis) was rife throughout Britain and as well as being one of the most recognizable symptoms, coughing played a large part in transmitting it.”
“Almost alone among leading Tennis players, Novak Djokovic has been portrayed as adopting a populist anti-vax stance.”
Emma Roddick MSP “Housing will continue to be a focus for me in 2022”
“affordability is the big issue that we have to tackle for private tenants”
Vaccination Vital #Covid Update
“We now know that boosters provide the best possible protection against this variant of the virus. ” Scotland’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nicola Steedman
2 New #Covid Cases in Orkney
16,838 (84.9 %) of people aged 12+ in Orkney are fully vaccinated.
3 New #Covid Cases in Orkney
The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 327 as 3 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area.