Testing….testing… immigration…

The Deloitte/Serco test and trace is a great success – a world class success no doubt. Except that test isn’t working and neither is trace. And of course a mere 0.75 million people a day cannot even get an appointment….

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The incompetents are firmly in charge.


  1. Bill Hughes -

    It looks like if anyone thinks they have symptoms then they should self-isolate which means the government’s call for people to get back to work, school or college is partially scuppered and that the sought after V shaped economic recovery has to be abandoned. There is also the problem of people who are carrying the virus and are non-symptomatic (30%?) which is playing havoc as the R rate is now 1.4 at least and rising.. Johnson, Hancock, Cummings et al really need to get a grip and apply maximum suppressive measures asap.

  2. Schofield -

    “Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, estimated in April that between 25% and 50% of people infected with the coronavirus never show symptoms. More recently, the CDC estimated the portion to be around 35%. Plus, a person’s symptoms generally don’t appear for two to 14 days after their exposure to the virus. This leaves a window during which a person can be contagious but still have a normal body temperature.”


    Short of a vaccine that just leaves the compulsory wearing of masks and social distancing as the main means of restricting the spread of coronavirus. Interestingly Winston Churchill during the Second World War made the carrying of gas masks at all times outside the home compulsory and subject to fine. The government issued the masks. “Bodge-Job” Boris could redeem himself by doing the same issuing re-usable masks to all households with scientific explanation and a warning of fines for not wearing them outside the home where social distancing was unachievable.

  3. Peter May -

    It is interesting that New York has had no second wave but the bars and restaurants are still not properly open. Only table service and only outside seating.
    Seems to me that eat out to help out was ill-conceived and has done a lot to spread the virus…

    1. Schofield -

      The jury is still out amongst heating and ventilating experts as to whether the coronavirus attaches itself to particles in the air and consequently any movement of the air whether naturally or mechanically will help the virus’s transmission. If you add to that the scientists’ belief up to 35% of people may be asymptomatic so that temperature sensing devices are useless for detection purposes with such people then inhabiting the same confined space with strangers is problematic!

  4. Chris Kitcher -

    Chris Kitcher – about a minute ago
    Can we please have a movement to distance the NHS from this disastrous test and trace system. It is a failure of the private sector and this needs to be broadcast.

    1. Peter May -

      Agree entirely

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