The evidence isn’t clear-cut.
There was evidence for asymptomatic transmission very early in the pandemic.
It looks like we’re weeks ahead of schedule, but government says it won’t change course.
There’s some important context missing.
Could negative results give false reassurance?
The risk of dying with covid fell significantly for black Caribbean and black African people between the first and second waves. But for Pakistani people, the chances of death rose.
On current plans, it will be 21 June at the earliest before we return to something close to pre-pandemic life.
Children themselves remain at very low risk of serious disease and death.
We don’t know yet.
There are important questions still unanswered.
There was evidence of mutations in spring 2020.
Helen Whately claimed we ‘didn’t know’ in March and April that people without symptoms could be infectious.
The UK and European regulators agree the jab is safe and expected to protect all adults.
Ministers have faced questions this week about why they didn’t lockdown earlier at key points in the pandemic.
There are good reasons to think the claims are incorrect.