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Coronavirus New Shielding Model

The BBC has reported that an additional 1.7 million people are expected to be asked to shield in England, as a new model has been developed that accounts for extra factors, beyond just an individual’s health. The calculation includes things like ethnicity, deprivation and weight, to determine a person’s risk of becoming seriously ill if they were to catch Covid. Many of these people will now be prioritised for vaccination too.

The BBC’s full article is here: New Model for Shielding