In the latest week ending 14 May 2023, 50,848 COVID-19 vaccines were administered.
The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital is an indicative measure of the pressure on hospitals, as these patients still require isolation from other patients for infection control purposes.
“Gender recognition is a devolved policy area and this does not change the Equality Act 2010 or give any additional rights to those with a certificate. It shortens and simplifies the process and, particularly, ends the requirement for a psychological diagnosis of gender dysphoria. This is in keeping with the guidance from the World Health Organisation and from the United Nations, which recommends change to a legal statutory process based on self-identification.
“The staggering human toll of the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic is a profound tragedy and a massive societal failure at multiple levels.” Professor Jeffrey Sachs
People with diabetes were almost twice as likely to die with Covid and almost three times as likely to be critically or severely ill compared to those without diabetes.
“We are deeply concerned about reports of attacks on health facilities and health workers.” WHO on #Ukraine
“WHO is supporting neighbouring countries to address key health issues among refugees and forcibly displaced persons, including mental health and psychological assistance”
“The UK’s narrow clinical case definition impedes not only the identification of cases but also the understanding of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.”
The cumulative total for positive Covid test results recorded in Orkney now stands at 102.
“And while there is a wish amongst leaders to protect their own people first, the response to this pandemic must be collective.” WHO
“Our research identifies a previously unknown mechanism that could block protein synthesis and potentially treat tuberculosis and other infections.”