The Government has put lateral flow tests at the heart of its plans to ease lockdown.
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While the light at the end of the tunnel appears to be here in the global battle with Coronavirus, it makes sense to plan for the unexpected.
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We have been so self-critical over NHS Test and Trace that we have failed to recognise an incredible public service achievement.
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With the Government securing 350 million doses of vaccines, and community testing in development, we are starting to win the war against Covid-19.
From medical issues to the political warfare it could spark, immunising the nation is more complicated than it seems.
The Government’s tendency to take more responsibility, rather than devolving it to local networks, is at the root of many of the scheme’s problems.
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“He should pay tribute to the Chancellor and his work”, says the Prime Minister to Starmer at today’s PMQs.
Although it must be remembered that the UK is still carrying out more tests than many other countries.
With NHS Test and Trace repeatedly failing to meet targets, confidence in the Government’s tracing strategy is faltering
And with 300,000 users downloading Northern Ireland’s app, it’s unclear to the public why England’s equivalent is taking so long.
No one can be certain about anything in this crisis, but extreme pessimism around rising cases will not get us anywhere.
We’re “hoping for the best, but planning for the worst”, says the PM, in one of the most optimistic conferences of recent times
But many noticed the absence of Patrick Vallance, who has criticised the idea that the working from home policy should change.
People coming into the UK could be quarantined for 14 days, he says.
‘The number itself was a distraction… tests without a purpose or a point are not a good use of the limited resources,’ Drakeford insists.
He confirms that coronavirus tracking app will be tested this week on Isle of Wight – and says it will be rolled out later this month if successful.
George Freeman: Hancock’s critics will look for failures in his 100,000 test goal. But his ambition will drive Britain forward.
Used properly, stretch targets have the effect of galvanising the level of culture change, ambition, pace and delivery which is needed.