The Covid rate for 5-9 year olds has gone over 2000 per 100K. (The actual rate of infection is several times higher, based on the ONS survey). The growth in cases shows no sign of slowing (currently doubling every 8 days), having accelerated soon after schools went back in Jan.
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One places where rates are v high in children at the moment is Cambridge. These two plots show: a) how the case rate for 5-9 year olds has increased, & b) the % increase in different age groups over the last week. Note that there is one adult age group that's returned to growth..
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Here's Sunderland. Doesn't look like anything is being done to prevent young children getting infected (and if it was, @nadhimzahawi would no doubt outlaw it).
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It's a similar story all over -- here's Carlisle, Newcastle, Windsor and Winchester.
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Here's Babergh, in Suffolk, which shows a pattern we've seen before and will be seeing plenty more of over the next week. Cases in 35-39 year olds have risen by 42% in the last week, which may not be unconnected to the fact that cases in 5-9 year olds have more than doubled.
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Replying to @ProfColinDavis

Jan 22, 2022 · 11:31 PM UTC

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Oh shit, it’s not the kids infecting the parents by any chance? Bloody hell maybe I should apply for a job as a government advisor!
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