“The clear message from the data is that the mass testing is haphazard, fragmented, disjointed, and absolutely the antithesis of public health... why we need this programme to go to the [national] screening committee and to be properly evaluated before any more rollouts of tests”
“Two tests a week are recommended, followed by a PCR confirmatory test after a positive result. Government guidance says that twice weekly testing should continue indefinitely”
“government spent roughly £3000 per positive test result yielded. But experts said that this was likely to be a vast underestimate of the full cost, because it did not take into account factors such as staffing of testing sites.”
“each lateral flow test was £20 when all costs were factored in...asymptomatic testing in schools was taking nearly 6000 tests to find one true positive result. “At £20 a test, that is £120 000 per case found,”
“I know staff at some universities have tried to find out, and they’ve been told, ‘We’re not allowed to tell you.’ The confidentiality around it has been very strict, and I think there is a big control of information at DHSC. Why on earth would they not publish this?”
“The fact that they’re not routinely collecting data by person rather than by test, that you need an FOI in order to get any oversight of what’s happening, that they’re not all contributing data into a central, scientifically sound means of knowing what the outcomes are..”
‘... from doing this testing—all this says to me is that the whole thing is a desperate exercise in trying to get favourable publicity for Number 10”

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