More people asked to shield

The COVID Diaries – 292 16th February

Another 1.7 million people in England are going to be asked to shield, in addition to the 2.3 million already shielding. A new model has been developed that includes factors other than just health.

Factors such as deprivation, ethnicity and weight have been used to calculate the risk of becoming seriously ill due to Covid. Age, health issues and medication are also included.