Sir Muir Grey, who set up the National Screening Committee to sort out the very serious errors arising from the original cervical screening programme has plenty to say about Ooerafiin Moonshot.

It isn’t good.
He calls for “an immediate pause” to this mass Covid screening of the symptomless, until it’s scrutinised by the National Screening Committee.”

Yes. Staggeringly. The National Screening Committee with decades of experience have not been consulted at all.
A negative test may wrongly feel like a route to freedom, but that’s “premature”, he warns, without improving “the woeful performance of the ‘find, test, trace and isolate’ system”.

False negative rate is between 1 in 2 and 1 in 4 when used in the community. Ie positives missed
False positives (ie you are not infected but told that you are) mean that people are forced to isolate pointlessly putting at risk jobs.

He says
“Focus first on those with symptoms among those groups most at risk, with good compensation for those told to isolate.”
How much would we have saved if we had gone all out and reserved large scale isolation facilities (inc hotels) right at the beginning. As did so many successful East Asian countries..and NZ & Oz for incomers?

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21 Nov
Very information packed thread from @rupert_pearse on the status quo in hospitals approaching Winter.

Essential reading.

I suspect we will be looking at a slower paced more Mexican Wave than the Spring sharp peaks and troughs. So as things slow in the NW they are rising in SW
The reference to 15000 in hospital. In fact was 1644 on Wednesday, the last complete day and looks likely to be similar now.

That is just about 3k off the peak of Spring surge when it was under 20k. ImageImage
Sorry 16,440!
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21 Nov
The shipment of protective PPE overalls linked to N Korean labour was part of a contract awarded by the DHSC to Unispace Global Ltd, a commercial design company registered in the UK, which set up a PPE procurement operation called Unispace Health Ltd this year
In fact I think this is the Plymouth Brethren network of companies that cornered over a £billion of contracts and it seems keen to rebadge itself from UniSpace to Sante Trading.


How very “Praise the Lord” to use Slave Labour.
The women working up to 18 hours a day in N Korea, with 70% of their earnings seized from them by the Gov. Constantly surveilled.

No days off. Not allowed out.

So we maybe funnelling money to Kim Jong-Un @NAOorguk Image
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21 Nov
The Hospital Best-Prepared for CV-19 Is Nearly Overwhelmed - The Atlantic

“In the past 2 weeks, the hospital had to convert an entire building into a COVID-19 tower, from the top down. It now has 10 COVID-19 units, each taking up an entire hospital floor”…
“Three of the units provide intensive care to the very sickest people, several of whom die every day. One unit solely provides “comfort care” to COVID-19 patients who are certain to die.”
“We’ve never had to do anything like this,” Angela Hewlett, the infectious-disease specialist who directs the hospital’s COVID-19 team, told me. “We are on an absolutely catastrophic path.”
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21 Nov
Why would she do that? Very curious. From a quick look the two directors : Michael Quinn (now dead) & Brendan Cahill - both Irish. Company BVI. What interest would Patel and Shanker have in them?
Here Shanker Singham is expressing an opinion about the case but what is his interest in it? Competere Group. Looks as if it is linked to the Legatum Institute & the Chandlers who profited off the Russian oil/gas energy market collapse and sales… ImageImage
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20 Nov
US passes 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for first time since May | TheHill

Thursday 2,015 new coronavirus deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, marking the first time the country has hit more than 2,000 deaths since May.…
Thursday :2,015 new coronavirus deaths, Johns Hopkins University data, marking the first time the country has hit more than 2,000 deaths since May.

Experts have warned that the death toll will keep climbing in the coming months as cold weather drives more people indoors
According to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, more than 2,300 people could end up losing their lives per day due to the virus. 

The group also predicts that 471,000 Americans could die from the virus by March 1.
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20 Nov
🦠 20,252 new cases. Processing back up but looks as if catch up is still taking place

⚰️⚰️⚰️. 5111 (28 day cut off) new deaths

63,873 ONS certified deaths up to 6th November. C 67k by now.

🏥 Admissions still high at 1737 on Tuesday
Similar on Thursday. Every. Single. Day ImageImage
🛌 16,444 patients IN hospital on Wednesday.

The rate of increase has definitely slowed. Increased deaths is emptying some beds. Discharges no doubt others to compensate for the c 1740 coming in every day.

Some marked regional variations. Rising markedly in some areas. ImageImage
Worth keeping an eye on the changing data over 7 days and also per country. See @LawrenceGilder ‘s summary.
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