For the first time in four decades life expectancy for men in the UK has fallen. But what does that…Read more on Has the Coronavirus pandemic caused life expectancy in the UK to fall?
The ONS has worked at speed to help inform the UK’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. But producing reliable estimates…Read more on How common is long COVID? That depends on how you measure it
Alison Pritchard, Deputy National Statistician and Director General for Data Capability at the Office for National Statistics, considers the vital role of data in helping to improve our mental health.Read more on Better data for better mental health
In March 2020, as the nation was urged to stay at home and only to leave for essential reasons, our lives were turned upside down. At ONS, most staff moved to homeworking, and those of us with children found ourselves, in common with millions of others, trying to combine childcare and home-schooling with working in new ways. Here Tim Vizard looks back over the impact we’ve seen the pandemic having on people’s lives.Read more on Exploring the changing impact of COVID-19 on our lives
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 a long period of time allow us to see who becomes infected and how antibodies change over time.Read more on Delta Variant and vaccine effectiveness; what can the CIS tell us?