Say one thing for this pesky little bug, it's throwing an intersting light on the way we all live our lives and the sort of things we think we're entitled to... needless to say, some folks are responding to the strictures better than others.
Talking of testing, I see this mornign that the government have goen ahead and bought deals with 2 companies offering testing, for whom there is no available evidence of efficacy - when will they learn?? Perhaps they never will...
DnaNudge & Oxford nanopore, described by Prof Deeks, thus
“Repeatedly through the pandemic the government has raced ahead purchasing tests on the basis of manufacturer’s claims, and have found later when independent studies are done that the tests do not have adequate performance for use in the NHS,” said Professor Jon Deeks from Birmingham University, part of a team who have been evaluating tests of this sort.
“We would hope that the government would wait for proper evaluations, and consider the scientific evidence for all available tests before signing further contracts. The mistakes made in test purchasing have wasted millions of pounds as well as put lives at risk.”