Camden

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Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England​


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Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid
coronavirus (COVID-19) testing from 9 April, the government has announced.

In a significant step forward, which paves the way for businesses and society reopening, anyone will be able to access free, rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for themselves and their families to use twice a week, in line with clinical guidance.

What a "scandalous waste of money" ..... what Tory donor, relative or deniable publican friend is on this gravy train to supply ???

"Mass testing is a scandalous waste of money," Allyson Pollock, professor of public health at Newcastle University, told the BBC. "When the prevalence rate of coronavirus falls as low as it is at the moment, then an increasing proportion of cases are likely to be false positives meaning that cases and contacts will self isolate unnecessarily."

The U.K. has previously spent more than £800 million, or more than $1.1 billion, to help set up rapid testing programs capable of screening millions of people per day, including through a pilot project in the city of Liverpool—but the tests themselves could give high rates of wrong results, according to a January report from the Guardian.

When testing was performed by laboratory specialists, an average of 79.2% of positive cases were correctly identified—but that number dropped when tests were used by healthcare workers in real-world settings and among people swabbing themselves at home, down to 73% and 57.5%, respectively.



 
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Mushroom

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UK Government provided........

Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England​


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Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid
coronavirus (COVID-19) testing from 9 April, the government has announced.

In a significant step forward, which paves the way for businesses and society reopening, anyone will be able to access free, rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for themselves and their families to use twice a week, in line with clinical guidance.
Open to falsification, neglect and incompetence all in one go.
 

IbrahimAbi

Grey wisdom
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Mass testing 2wice a week, meanwhile 8000 tourists without quarantine per day, what could possibly be wrong with that?
It's not as if there is a pandemic is it? tory peers say not.
I think we need to take time out to think this one over. Maybe a drive to Barnard Castle to clear our heads.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
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Government to ban white supremacist group in the UK​


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Priti Patel has today (19 April) moved to outlaw the white supremacist group, Atomwaffen Division and list National Socialist Order as its alias.

The Home Secretary has asked Parliament to proscribe Atomwaffen Division, which is a predominantly US-based white supremacist group that celebrates and promotes the use of violence in order to bring about a fascist, white ethno-state by means of a ‘race war’.

This will make it a criminal offence to be a member of, or invite support for the group, with those found guilty facing up to 10 years in prison. Through the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill, which will shortly receive Royal Assent, we are increasing this to 14 years.
 

IbrahimAbi

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Boris - Tories - What now?
Well that was excellent value wasn't it, another failed vanity project
BBC News - Downing Street scraps plans for White House-style press briefings
Lets be honest he is just like a startled rabbit caught in the headlights. He has no idea of which way to go on anything.
 

IbrahimAbi

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