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  1. Dr Jenny Harries, the deputy chief medical officer for England on the use of lateral flow tests in schools: "What we are finding is it is highly effective, at probably around 80-85%, in picking up cases at their most infectious period" 1. Rubbish - the figures I've seen are that even with high viral loads the effectiveness is well below those 'probably around' figures she states 2. Where are the stats on what viral loads children carry to support her use? What I've seen is that kids commonly have lower viral loads when infected but are still infectious 3. What
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  2. Cabinet ministers over 75, CB?
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  3. UK is a Third Country now, EU cannot treat UK any differently to any other, what part of that can't they grasp?
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  4. George Osborne, the Conservative former chancellor, has suggested that cabinet ministers - or at least some of them - should get priority for the vaccine. NOPE Last - very last - end of the queue They are most able to work remotely, have no excuses whatsoever for not applying the distancing rules handcock would appear to have demonstrably breached, and are all well paid (even the poorest Labour MP) and paid whether they are at work or not. LAST in the queue.
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  5. Lateral flow test are so inaccurate, its questionable that they are of any use at all ACTUAL test figures show they miss around 30% of high viral loads and 60% (more than half) of lower viral loads. I was expecting the accuracy to quickly start to improve .. but that doesn't seem to be the case. They miss 3 out of 10 HIGH viral loads - crazy What I haven't seen is stats on how many of those high (let alone low) viral loads that falsely tested negative actually had symptoms If its quite a few then LFT would possibly seem to present more danger than benefit
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  6. I thought Jenny Harries was awful during the first wave. As you say, TJ, those are nothing like the figures I've seen for LFTs. Several times I've read that they're being used for the wrong purpose, particularly in schools IIRC.
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  7. has he been tested/vaccinated? Might drive some sense into the poopulists if he gets really ill (second time around) and that might even change some perspectives .. ... neerrr its handcock - nobody cares
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  8. Quack quack Oops https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1385916/matt-hancock-coronavirus-self-isolating-covid19-uk-government-boris-johnson
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  9. Well poss unenforceable cca both lets see
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