Covid bulletin #59: Are we over the peak?

Jul 29, 2021 | Sector & policy

This is the 59th of a series of bulletins produced by ISE to update members on key data and policy related to Covid-19. This bulletin covers the period 16th July – 28th July 2021.

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Latest Covid-19 data

Data taken from Wikipedia and from the government’s Covid-19 dashboard.

The UK has now had over 5.7 million identified Covid-19 cases and 153,000 deaths (with Covid on the death certificate).

After a period of rapid growth the number of cases has levelled out and started to fall, leading some to argue that the wave has peaked. Graham Medley (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) says maybe, but we’ll have to see how things unfold over the next few weeks. Paul Hunter (University of East Anglia) looks at what might happen next.

The number of deaths has now been rising for eight weeks.


Covid news

Data from the government’s Covid-19 dashboard.




The economy


The labour market


Changing patterns of work

  • While it is not yet clear how many organisations will be getting people to return to the office, the government has greenlighted this move. Helen Hodgetts and Nick Perham (Cardiff Metropolitan University) ask how you can you stay focused when you are working with other people again?


Student recruitment and development

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