When asked whether a university could be placed in lockdown if there were outbreaks, she said: 'In the same way we would look at any environment, whether it be a focus on a workplace or a domestic residence we've seen them in family units as well or in a street, if the university was an area where we had a number of different cases, we could see a chain of transmission, then health protection teams would be looking to try and contain that.' … [Read more...] about PM’s own SAGE experts warned his £100bn ‘Moonshot’ plan to save Christmas by testing 10m people a day might be a waste of money and will deliver too many false results – as ministers admit the technology may NEVER exist
Mcat test for medical school
In a grim assessment of the slog to come, Prof Whitty said: 'Everybody I think in the country will know, and it has been widely reported that the period over autumn and winter, which is the period when all respiratory viruses have an advantage because people crowd together, more things are done indoors amongst other reasons, it is going to be difficult. … [Read more...] about Boris’s mass COVID testing moonshot ‘to cost £100BILLION’: PM’s plan to get life back to normal is forecast to cost almost as much as entire NHS budget – as experts warn it may not even be possible
The test's threshold is so high it detects people with the live virus and those with few genetic fragments that are leftovers from infection and no longer pose risk, Dr Michael Mina, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said. … [Read more...] about Machine that processes 15,000 swabs per day, a 20-second saliva test and £28-a-go nostril sample analyser: How accurate are the tests being lined up for Boris Johnson’s ‘Operation Moonshot’ plan to check 10million people a DAY?
PEOPLE BEING DIRECTED TO TESTING STATIONS 100+ MILES AWAY IS 'LUDICROUS', DOCTORS SAY The British Medical Association today said it was 'ludicrous' that the coronavirus test booking system is directing people to centres dozens or even hundreds of miles away from their homes. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson says he wants EVERYBODY in the UK to be able to take a coronavirus test EVERYDAY to get life back to normal after Matt Hancock blasted people for needlessly booking checks
Mr Johnson had vowed to establish a ‘world-beating’ £10 billion testing system that would complete 500,000 tests a day by next month. However, the system is currently processing just 200,000, with more than 70,000 of those being done by NHS labs. Official figures show the time it takes to process the test samples is also lengthening with care home residents waiting an average of 83 hours for their results – almost three times longer than in June. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson pleads with universities to send him 400 ‘technicians, post-docs or graduate students’ to man new coronavavirus testing mega-labs and save the system from collapse