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How many cases of Covid-19 are there? A Q&A

Blog post 09/12/2020Sarah Scobie

After England’s month-long lockdown in November, Sarah Scobie answers important questions on the numbers of Covid-19 cases. She analyses how the numbers in the second wave so far compare with the first wave from earlier this year, and what the impact on health services might be. This Q&A was origi...

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Nuffield Trust response to weekly ONS registered deaths statistics

Press release 08/12/2020

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest weekly mortality stats from the Office for National Statistics.

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How are different countries balancing care during the latest Covid wave?

Blog post 07/12/2020Sarah Reed

Long read: Earlier this year, Sarah Reed assessed how different countries were trying to resume health services following the first wave of Covid-19. In this long read, she looks at how different health systems are coping with the dual challenge of winter and another wave of the cor...

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Virtual wards: caring for Covid-19 patients at home could save lives

Blog post 03/12/2020Dr Cecilia Vindrola-Padros | Prof Naomi Fulop | Professor Trish Greenhalgh

Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Naomi Fulop and Trish Greenhalgh describe the importance of oximeters and how they could save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. This article was originally published in The Conversation on 6 November.

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Chart of the week: Weekly deaths once again exceeding 20-year average during pandemic’s second wave

Data story 03/12/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, as the second wave of coronavirus leads to the start of another major spike in overall deaths, John Appleby and Billy Palmer take a look at historic trends in weekly mortality and find...

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Nuffield Trust response to weekly ONS registered deaths statistics

Press release 01/12/2020

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest weekly mortality stats from the Office for National Statistics.

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Chart of the week: Test and Trace and tiers – what’s the connection?

Data story 25/11/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. As we await a return to a tiered system of restrictions, this week Billy Palmer looks into whether there is any association between the effectiveness of contact tracing in a local area and the ti...

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Nuffield Trust response to weekly ONS registered deaths statistics

Press release 24/11/2020

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest weekly mortality stats from the Office for National Statistics.

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Chart of the week: The proportion of Covid-19 infections occurring within hospitals is growing as cases rise

Data story 18/11/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Sarah Scobie looks at the thorny problem of Covid-19 infections occuring when patients are already in hospital for other reasons. How significant a problem is this, and should we be wo...

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Nuffield Trust response to weekly ONS registered deaths statistics

Press release 17/11/2020

Sarah Scobie responds to the latest weekly mortality stats from the Office for National Statistics.

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