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What the...? This gibberish is reminiscent of Trump’s bleach & light blatherings.
What Boris Johnson was *trying* to say (in a hurried way)...

... is that Covid-19 can be detected in wastewater (not water supply), meaning that if you monitor wastewater from all towns, you get a clever early indicator of outbreak & can swoop in local lockdown measures.
So, like Trump, Johnson has been informed of the cutting-edge science —

— but because he’s distractible, careless and doesn’t read his briefs, he communicates it in a garbled fashion (detecting Covid-19 “in water supply”) leading others to get the wrong end of the stick.
Here’s a great little link someone just sent me, showing Covid-19 has been detected in wastewater in the Netherlands:…
And here’s early warning Covid-19 wastewater detection being developed in the UK:…
And the same in Houston, Texas. It’s a rapidly-evolving science/technology - don’t know how reliable measurements actually are as indicators of numbers of people affected in a given area.…
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