Worth reading RE Liverpool events pilot.
news.liverpool.ac.uk/2021/04/07/uni… ImageImageImage
And some of the work published so far from Liverpool community testing pilot, which imo is pioneering Public Health work with mpact on local communities and far wider.

Should be applauded, not chastised.
Enhanced Lateral Flow Testing Strategies in Care Homes Are Associated with Poor Adherence and Were Insufficient to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks: Results from a Mixed Methods Implementation Study

Liverpool Covid-19 Community Testing Pilot - Interim Evaluation Report

And the rationale and evidence base behind different testing strategies and how Liverpool is evaluating and optimising these strategies for Public Health and societal benefit.

NB - For transparency, I am an author on this paper.


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Science framework for opening up group events

This paper is a response to a DCMS Commission to inform a research programme to be overseen by the DCMS Science Board focusing on opening events and venues with minimal transmission risk.

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It was prepared by a Working Group organised by SAGE-EMG and DCMS that included participants in several SAGE subgroups (EMG, SPI-B, SPI-M) and others (Appendix B). Image
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Priority research questions, Principles for design and evaluation of pilots, and Best practice approaches for an events research programme. ImageImageImage
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Public Health is most probably the discipline of science that materially improves the lives of the most people around the world, striving to use evidence, expertise, and insight from all disciplines to improve the health and wellbeing of the population as a whole.

The UK, and Liverpool in particular, has a long history of pioneering Public Health research and programmes, many of which have materially & significantly improved the lives of people in local communities & around the world.

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A recent letter was widely criticised.

While I am no fan of *some* of the signatories & their stances during the pandemic, nefarious connections or not, and I don't personally agree with the letter in its entirety...
I'm unsure if the actual content of the letter was quite so controversial as many are making out.

See the link here (bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod…) at 18 minutes in for @jackiecassell thoughts on why vaccination means we should at least re-consider *how* we are doing public health.
Consent and support are far more desirable (and imo optimal) than restrictions and police enforcement.

At some point we will go back to public health by consent, at least I very much hope so. Whether that time is today, June 21st, or next year is of course worthy of debate.
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I stress the authors conclusions - "More focus is needed on the contextual and behavioural factors that influence protocol adherence."
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