The worst morning I've seen. No availability of PCR testing across the country east and much of southeast for 48 hours

You will recall @paulreiddublin claiming people get a test *within* 24. Another debacle o your watch Paul. isn't it time to reconsider...? Image
This lack of availability points to ongoing under capacity and it is growing. The implication of this in turn is that the state is no longer able to measure the prevalence of covid in the community.

Any number they report lags reality by some significant margin.

At this time there would normally be perhaps 5k more slots available, which would book up over the next 3 hours or so.

5k more people will turn up between now and then and be unable to book.
Paul Reid will imagine they got a test within 24 hours when they turn up again tonight at midnight to book a test.

Because he’s that ignorant of the reality.
Or because he thought that as the information gatekeeper he could keep you that ignorant of reality.

Well now you know.

I’d contact your local TD if I was you. Repeatedly until this is fixed.

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24 Nov
PCR Availability - what happened last night?

In this thread I'm going to show you in reverse what happened last night with a series of availability snapshots.

First where we are at 10:03, which is the worst I've seen. Essentially no availability except in connaught.
This scale of depletion is the strongest yet in the 2 weeks I have been tracking it. It happened nearly. At 9:50...
at 8:20...
Read 10 tweets
24 Nov
0:21 PCR availability.

about 6.5k gone in 20 minutes, majority of that in first few minutes

Nothing left in Kildare, Wexford,Wicklow


Carlow: 51
Cavan: 372
Clare: 599
Cork: 180
Donegal: 1,416
Dublin: 1,526
Galway: 908
Kerry: 227
Kilkenny: 126
Laois: 354
Leitrim: 45
Limerick: 905
Longford: 417
Louth: 331
Mayo: 866
Meath: 251
Monaghan: 255
Offaly: 1,626
Roscommon: 366
Sligo: 188
Tipperary: 168
Waterford: 37
Westmeath: 876
Notable that Dublin is down to 1526. I don't think that will last to breakfast. East coast will be wiped out by then.

I'll generate a series of images of this tomorrow.
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24 Nov
HSE PCR Appointment Report Wed 24th 0:03am

System is having an outage.

Already about 3k bookings complete. I've no idea at this point 4 minutes later how many are gone.

at 3 minutes past, here is the data:
Carlow: 272
Cavan: 380
Clare: 619
Cork: 630
Donegal: 1,421
Dublin: 3,476
Galway: 976
Kerry: 273
Kildare: 64
Kilkenny: 250
Laois: 420
Leitrim: 47
Limerick: 974
Longford: 431
Louth: 432
Mayo: 873
Meath: 393
Monaghan: 260
Offaly: 1,725
Roscommon: 367
Sligo: 199
Tipperary: 334
Waterford: 173
Westmeath: 993
Wexford: 27
Wicklow: 0
Read 6 tweets
23 Nov
Current state of play with HSE PCR test availability.

Not as the news is presently covering, a "not on the day" problem, but for most of the country now a 2 day to test problem. That pink slice from Galway to Limerick will most likely go red shortly. The orange region in ~1hr.
This is the worst day I've seen. Likely to just be Mayo and Donegal left with availability tomorrow by teatime.
Read 5 tweets
23 Nov
well done everyone.

and well done @FergalBowers…
However, a glaring inaccuracy remains

"while the system is coping, it obviously cannot meet the demand that is being required on a same day basis."

This quote hides the scale of the problem. By 10:30 across most of the country bar connaught,the wait for a booking is ~46 hours.
In short, the system is not, as @paulreiddublin claimed, meeting even the lighter demand of 80% of people obtaining a booking within 24 hours or seeking one.

It's two days for most.
Read 4 tweets
23 Nov
Up till today, the pattern for the daily collapse of HSE PCR test availability for two days was simple. But midday everything east of the Shannon was gone but connaught held on to availability.

No more. The Shannon wall is breached. Image
This report is brought to you by FGFFailness.

A lot left undone, a lot more to be left undone
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