CoViD-19: Higher prevalence of infections in north England

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

The higher Prevalence of CoViD-19 in the north of England may be linked to the historical prevalence pattern of flu-like illnesses in the country. 

Subject

Viral prevalence in the country

Period25 Nov 2020 → 9 Dec 2020

Media coverage

2

Media coverage

  • TitleThe real reason why Covid-19 is hitting Yorkshire harder than the south
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletHuddersfield Examiner
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date9/12/20
    DescriptionA university scientist from Huddersfield has a new theory on why coronavirus is claiming more lives in the north - the weather.

    Referring to the latest data that shows flu is more prevalent in the north of England, Dr Hamid Merchant, Huddersfield University's Pharmacy Subject Leader, said: "Is Covid-19 following the same geographical prevalence?"
    Producer/AuthorNick Lavigueur
    URLhttps://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/real-reason-covid-19-hitting-19425660#comments-section
    PersonsHamid Merchant
  • TitleAnimation shows shocking spread of Covid in Kirklees during 2020
    Media name/outletHuddersfield Examiner
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date25/11/20
    DescriptionThe devastating spread of Covid through Kirklees' communities during 2020 has been displayed in an animated map.

    An interactive map using positive cases per 100,000 people shows the killer disease starting in pockets of the borough before being suppressed in June and July by the first national lockdown.

    But the virus becomes dominant again in September and October, filling the map with dark blue and purple - the highest case rates recorded by the government.

    The animation, created by Huddersfield University pharmacy subject leader, Dr Hamid Merchant, is a stark reminder that cases in the borough remain among the highest in the country.
    Producer/AuthorNick Lavigueur
    URLhttps://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/health/animation-shows-shocking-spread-covid-19342756#comments-section
    PersonsHamid Merchant