They relied on volunteers! Students, not realising there were supporting commercial companies, volunteering as they expected to learn RT-PCR testing set to opening thousands and thousands of test bags, day after day.
No wonder they felt exploited.
All the tests failed at the beginning as they set up labs using donated equipment.
As I suspected there were NO common protocols, systems or QA between the various labs and OF COURSE they were not networked into NHS software systems.
Leicester’s City council was provided with detailed testing information for the first time on Thursday (25 June), one week after the Secretary of State Matt Hancock announced that there was a local outbreak in Leicester
How the hell can the Leicester Council, local Public Health (or GPs) HOPE to contain an outbreak when they are only getting positive test data weeks after someone has been tested?
Doesn’t look as if it includes this week’s data either.
Seemingly believing Desmond is still The Express, Jenrick asks his parliamentary staff to arrange a meeting. The email makes no reference to the #Westferry application, but is sent late at night the day after he “inadvertently” sat next to Desmond at the Carlton Political Dinner.
21,243 “people tested” under pillar 1
Who knows under pillar 2 for over 1 month.
Apart from the usual fiction of pillar 2 posted kits (65k today). (NB 42% are never returned or void per today in Parl.)
120k supposedly under surveillance serology pillar 3 & 4.
They added 40k historical corrections to Pillar 4 ‼️. How can any remotely competent authority overlook 40k?
Where do they come from?
This is ON TOP of another 50k last week. ⁉️
3k historical correction to Pillar 1.
Boris Johnson says we shouldn't edit our past.
I agree with him
We should not allow Mary Wakefield’s grandfather, Sir Evelyn Baring, to destroy his past
The British Concentration camps in Kenya in the 1950s with “Labour & Freedom” on the gate. Murder. Rape theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
Some were anally raped with knives, rifle barrels and broken bottles, mauled by dogs or electrocuted. Many were castrated, with a special implement the British administration designed for the purpose.
“By the time I cut his balls off,” one of the killers boasted, “he had no ears, & his eyeball, the right one, I think, was hanging out of its socket”.
When 11 people were beaten to death that upstanding member of the community, Baring, said to report it as dying of dirty water
My life would be much poorer without your political reflections.
Nobody makes me think more than you, even when I don’t agree.
That is very powerful.
I voted Lib Dem (despite some misgivings about Policy - because -hey- no party can perfectly reflect ME)
@GuitarMoog But, for instance, I was not comfortable with the UNION policy.
Not because I thought that another referendum for Scotland would be a good thing right now, but because I could see that forcing a country to a state of subjugating its preferences to England (NI/Wales) was unwise.
@GuitarMoog You really helped me separate my reservations about another Independence referendum from the key issue:-
Self determination. NOT being held back by another country that wished to pull in a different direction.
That is one of the reasons why I cannot vote Lib Dem now.
They also engaged their 400 local authorities putting them at the centre of their local tracing and containment measures, not just identifying contacts but also supporting people through isolation.
They had been neglected over the years so recruitment for more staff was early
So whilst the U.K. Gov was busy lying about our testing and abandoned comprehensive tracing, excluding GPs, our depleted local authorities and local public health, Germany faced the consequences and got recruiting and including.
Schools started reopening early May subject to strict hygiene measures and face masks, despite which schools seem to have been driving the recent spike in infection leading to 118 new infections over the past 24 hours, the largest rise since 2nd May.
The number of active cases ticked up to 2,191, with 17,495 infections recorded since the start of the pandemic.
From the Vallance Security & Intelligence report (I think June 2019) he clearly said diagnostics and PPE needed to be stepped up.
Nothing happened. Change of leader.
@katylindemann@DRTomlinsonEP@cpeedell BUT in that report whilst the possibility of a bad flu pandemic was seen as risking £trillion economic hit, a coronavirus like SARS was seen as a markedly smaller risk “Like Toronto”