Appeal for Donations from COVAX - vaccinate the world

House of Lords, London SW1A 0PWtylerp@parliament.uk – home 01452 812099

22 February 2021

As we receive our Covid-19 vaccination – free from the NHS – many of us may be reminded both of our good fortune and of the challenge faced by lower income countries. Since it is so obviously in everyone’s interest that the pandemic is tackled on a global basis there is now a practical way to say “thank you”.

Corona Virus Disease - Covid-19


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Reading active Covid-19 cases according to Zoe King's College Symptom Study for 26th February

Update: 25th February 2021: NHS test and trace started operation at 9am on 28th May 2020. The geometric average of weekly growth factors in number of cases confirmed by testing over the week to 25th February is 0.861 equivalent to a halving time of 32 days while for Reading the equivalent halving time is 49 days. According to the King's College Covid Symptom Study infection in Reading is spiking with an estimated 264 symptomatic cases. on 26th February 2021.

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Outbreak Engagement Board meets 2pm Friday, 26th February 2021

The Reading Covid-19 Outbreak Engagement Board meets on line at 2pm on Friday 26th February 2021. Please contact Nicky.Simpson@reading.gov.uk to take part.

Meeting of South Reading Patient Voice at 6pm, Wed 17th Feb 2021

South Reading Patient Voice will meet online at 6pm on Wed, 17th February 2021.

You can join via this link

There will be time for a short discussion on the NHS reforms as well as local news.

Reading Health and Welbeing Board Meets at 2pm on Friday, 22nd January 2021

Reading's Health and Wellbeing Board meets online at 2pm on Friday 22nd January 2021. Please apply to nicky.simpson@reading.gov.uk if you want to observe the meeting or have a question.

Berkshire West ICP Patient Newsletters

Here are latest patient newsletters from Berkshire West ICP:

  1. February 2021
  2. January 2021
  3. January 2021 Covid Vaccination Update

BioNtech Pfizer Vaccine Trials - FDA Releases Data


The US Food and Drug Administration has released
information on the BoiNtech/Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
ahead of its meeting to consider emergency certification in the USA.

It is noteworthy that the definition of a "case" is quite different from that used for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine so that the claimed efficacies are not comparable.

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