The coronavirus pandemic and government instructions to limit social contact have had a significant impact on patterns of crime. But,…Read more on Understanding the impact of the pandemic on levels of crime in England and Wales
Despite more than 200 million people becoming infected worldwide, SARS-CoV-2 reinfections are uncommon. Esther Sutherland explores why looking at reinfections…Read more on What can the ONS tell you about COVID-19 reinfections?
As well as providing estimates on infection levels and antibodies, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey (CIS) collects information from participants on their vaccination status, providing some insight into vaccine effectiveness on variants, including Delta.
Our monthly visits to the same participants over an extended period allow us to see who becomes infected over time. Sarah Crofts explains more about our work on vaccine effectiveness:Read more on Vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 – What can the COVID-19 Infection Survey tell us?
There has been widespread speculation about the side-effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, including, tragically, deaths. But how many people have died as a result of a vaccine and why do different sources of data tell a different story?Read more on How many people have died as a result of a COVID-19 vaccine?
The policy response to the pandemic required ONS to record and measure lots of new types of economic activity, such as the test, trace and vaccination programmes. Philip Wales looks at how we are ensuring their impact on the economy will be properly measured.Read more on Keeping track of the testing, tracing and vaccination programmes: How we’re including the pandemic response in GDP