BA 2 Omicron surge

Omicron BA.2 cases surge, UK has pandemic record high infections. Free download of my 2 textbooks

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Week ending March 11th

BA.2 is 23.1% of all COVID cases in the U.S

Week ending Feb. 26th

7.1% of all COVID cases in the U.S

COVID cases rocket to new high

March 18, 2022

New daily symptomatic cases,
+ 258,155

Increase of 47% from 175,189 reported last week

UK R-value, 1.2

England, 1.2

Wales, 1.2

Scotland, 1.1


One in 24, UK currently have symptomatic COVID

New daily symptomatic cases

Rising in all regions of England

Rising across all the age groups

Rising in older, more vulnerable age groups

N = 840,000 newly symptomatic users

N = 54,409 recent swab tests done on symptomatic cases

Professor Tim Spector

COVID cases are now at the highest levels the ZOE COVID Study has ever recorded.

Rise in new cases in people aged over 75.

The data shows this pandemic is definitely not over yet and is more unpredictable than ever,

despite government messages to the contrary and a lack of public health advice.


W/E 12th March

4.87% in England (1 in 20 people)

4.13% in Wales (1 in 25 people)

7.12% in Northern Ireland (1 in 14 people)

7.15% in Scotland (1 in 14 people)


Risk of death involving Omicron variant was 67% lower than the Delta variant of COVID-19

UK official data

Written by Dr. John Campbell

Hello Everyone,My name is John Campbell and I am a retired Nurse Teacher and A and E nurse based in England. I also do some teaching in Asia and Africa when time permits. These videos are to help students to learn the background to all forms of health care. My PhD focused on the development of open learning resources for nurses nationally and internationally.


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  1. Me & my husband have covid at the moment. Quite horrible, no need to be hospitalised & I don't think it will get to that. But very much like flu going hot & cold, have a cough but its loose & not that bad. I think the worst thing is the whole of my body hurts, it hurts to lift my arms.

  2. I find this data useless now that we know up to 80% of these hospitalizations and deaths are incidental. Also, we need to stop worrying about infections/cases. This is just ridiculous at this point. If we trended the common cold like this it would look just as bad. Similarly if we defined deaths and hospitalizations for colds the same as we do for covid, it would look even worse. Considering all of the misleading data and lies we have been told over the past two years, I don’t see how we can’t logically believe this is being used to push a global political agenda. We need to wake up people and start pushing back!!

  3. Could you do a video that includes the latest Covid 19 news from Israel and any therapeutics they use or that are in development? Also is there any additional data on safety, side effects, and contraindications on Pfizer's Paxlovid and Merck's Molnupiravir? Thanks, as always, for your honest, science-based information about the pandemic.

  4. Dr. Campbell, I would love to see you do a video about your evolution over time with these injections. You were visibly angry in a recent video where you reviewed the Pfizer data dump. For good reason too. I think at this point it's pretty safe to say that there isn't a single person on the face of the Earth that has truly given informed consent. Each booster adds another layer of safety studies. There is no way we have proper safety data. I think this type of video would go a long way in giving credibility to the Pfizer data review.

  5. Dear John. Please explain to us, how exactly can we distinguish the variants, e.g. BA. 2 from BA. 1 or from Delta? I honestly have not found in any scientific published paper a scientific way to distinguish between them. Please help if you can. Thanks ever so much for your tireless and continuous support in focusing at interesting points through out the pandemic.

  6. Hallelujah for Omicron! I was praying for relief from the global pandemic and Omicron came and displaced the Delta variant. I am happy for this development😃, unlike Bill Gates who is sad.😞 That’s how I know I am on the right side of history 👍🏻😂.

  7. I am going into my second week of covid, still positive, and still pretty ill, my question is, now you only need a lateral flow test, how would you know what varient you have, and also how many people don't brother to report a lateral flow test

  8. I got the original variant in 2020. I got Omicron January of this year. I've was constantly exposed to Delta inbetween. Seems like you can expect a window of immunity between variants.

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