Speaking on the Peston show on ITV, she said: 'There's been a lot of work with the Department for Education and higher education representatives with the universities and there are very clear plans in place including outbreak plans should there be any cases, but particularly on specific advice to students as they move potentially around the country or switch into different households.' … [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
What is an emg medical test
'Our test... is incredibly sensitive (in a controlled lab environment it can detect a single copy of the virus), it is highly specific to SARS-CoV-2 (and won't be confounded by other human viruses) and it will detect all strains of the virus that have evolved to date.' … [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?
Asked whether he had abandoned his stated ambition to have the country back towards normality by Christmas, Mr Johnson said: 'Whether we are going to get things back to normal at all by Christmas, I'm still hopeful, as I've said before, that in many ways we could be able to get some aspects of our lives back to normal by Christmas. … [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
Why has this happened now? The demand for testing has risen with the easing of lockdown restrictions, up 63% for first-time testers since mid-June. More people are mixing socially and coming into contact with each other as shops, gyms and cafes open and people return to school and work. On Sunday, the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK leapt 65% from the previous day’s figure to 2,988, with the number on Monday similar at 2,948. On Tuesday, 2,460 positive tests were reported. … [Read more...] about Why is there a problem with getting a test for Covid-19 in the UK?
A group of council leaders in the North East have pleaded with people to stop having house parties because is it the 'most dangerous' thing to do amid the pandemic, while saying 'selfish and reckless' individuals were going out and meeting others before their test result had even returned. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus ‘hasn’t gone away’: Deputy Chief Medical officer warns Britain faces ‘a bumpy ride over the next few months’ if Britons don’t social distance despite Matt Hancock saying cases are NOT out of control