The new SARS-COV2 variant: reports from the frontline in the UK
On 14 December 2020, authorities in the United Kingdom reported that a new SARS-CoV-2 variant was identified. Initial analysis indicates that the variant spreads more readily between people. Investigations are ongoing to determine if this variant is associated with any changes in the severity of symptoms, antibody response or vaccine efficacy.
In collaboration with the Intensive Care Society (ICS), our free COVID-19 webinar on 7 January 2021 gave you an overview of the UK’s situation, with testimonials from local experts on the impact for hospitals and ICUs in particular.
Dr Stephen WEBB – Consultant in Intensive Care & Deputy Medical Director, Royal Papworth Hospital Cambridge (UK); current President of the Intensive Care Society (ICS).
Prof Rupert PEARSE – NIHR Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Queen Mary University of London (UK).
Dr Charlotte SUMMERS – Deputy Director of Clinical Academic Training and Director of Academic Clinical Fellow Programme, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine (UK).
Prof Maurizio CECCONI – Head of the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department at the Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan (IT) and Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Humanitas University, Milan (IT); current ESICM President.
Dr Adrian WONG – Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia, King’s College Hospital, London (UK) and current Chair of the ESICM Editorial and Publishing Committee (EPC)
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