‘We have additional NHS, Lighthouse, University and Partner Labs all due to open up imminently and we are also expanding the use of non-Laboratory based tests.The testing team work on this 18 hours a day, seven days a week. We recognise the country is depending on us.’
Dr Daniel Lawson, Lecturer in Statistical Science, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol said: ‘There is now no doubt that cases are growing. Because growth is exponential, the number of new cases will continue to rise rapidly, until our actions prevent this.
The disclosure that doctors are facing problems getting tested comes amid mounting concern among MPs of all parties that the system in England is experiencing major problems. Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, warned last week that the test-and-trace system is “on the verge of collapse”. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, has defended its performance and […]
For this, the highly sensitive PCR test is the gold standard. The Government’s SAGE committee suggests that using this form of testing on 10 per cent of the population at highest risk could reduce the R number – the reproduction rate of the virus which needs to be below 1 – by a startling 0.4.
A number of British and American F-35B stealth jets will also be onboard the aircraft carrier in the largest cohort of jets seen on a British warship in more than a decade.
Dr. Ali estimates that his clinic has conducted an average of 100 tests a day since the beginning of April. This would mean revenues of between £3.14 million and £5.6 million for testing for a service that the NHS offers for free and is meant to be provided to anyone who might need it.
He signalled that the ‘rule of six’ limit on how many people can socialise together will be in place for some time to come, after partying among the younger generation fuelled a sharp rise. Apart from a vaccine, he said the only other way out before Christmas was a ‘moonshot’ of introducing mass daily testing […]
After being driven across the English border to Telford for the nearest available test, she was told by a staff member that she could not be tested because she had not received a QR code when she booked.
‘In some cases, it means driving for three hours – and back – which is completely inappropriate at the best of times, let alone for someone who may be ill with Covid-19 symptoms. Travelling such distances are expensive, and that’s if individuals have access to a car at all.’
“The prime minister’s suggestion that this will be as simple as ‘getting a pregnancy test’ that will give results within 15 minutes is unlikely, if not impossible, in the timescale he was suggesting to get the country back on track,” he said. Some experts, however, were more hopeful regarding the government’s plans. Professor Jose Vazquez-Boland, […]