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(Guardian)   People in the UK's ten worst Covid-19 hotspots can't get tested   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2020-09-15 2:42:40 AM  
I wouldn't show up, either.
 
2020-09-15 6:39:42 AM  
If you don't test, can't have more cases.

It's simple arithmetrick.
 
2020-09-15 6:50:18 AM  
The hit to the global economy due to COVID could pay for 500 years of well-planned pandemic preparation. But you can guarantee that few countries will sensibly invest in future pandemic preparation; democracy and its focus on the immediate often dooms us to repeating history (as in some ways we are now from 100 years ago).

BoJo's desparation to be the guy with snappy answers who can downplay bad news has definitely cost lives, though. Ditto Trump. Meanwhile where I live there are still strong restrictions on interstate travel across most of the country, despite most population centres outside of Sydney and Melbourne (cities with populations which account for around 40 per cent of all Australians) having zero community transmission of COVID right now (and in Sydney it's very low rate of community transmission).

You can either have freedoms or you can stop COVID, there's not much middle ground.
 
2020-09-15 6:53:24 AM  
Bolton.  Maybe they should change their name.  Go by "Mike."
 
2020-09-15 6:56:56 AM  
Don't worry! Testing only creates cases.
 
2020-09-15 7:04:54 AM  
worst-hit

ithink i have a distant cousin who lives in worst-hit. is that near wroxham?
 
2020-09-15 7:05:33 AM  
That picture, though. That's so very English. And also how they ended up with Habsburg Jaw
 
2020-09-15 7:11:02 AM  
One of the problems in the UK is that schools have gone back (last week in England, a fortnight before in Scotland) and many headteachers are requiring COVID tests for non-COVID symptoms, like runny noses. They are not supposed to, but arses have to be covered and as a result a huge number of testing slots are being taken up by people who shouldn't be there.

In time it will settle down, I expect, and we'll all learn to recognize better when tests are needed.
 
2020-09-15 7:56:41 AM  
well, at least that's free
 
2020-09-15 7:58:33 AM  
Is one of them that colony in America?
 
2020-09-15 8:04:16 AM  
But.... but...... our Home Secretary said that there were testing slots AND home test kits available!!!

So how come I spent all weekend online trying to book a test, no home tests were available at any point, and the test we eventually booked involved a 90 minute drive each way?
 
2020-09-15 8:08:00 AM  

orbister: One of the problems in the UK is that schools have gone back (last week in England, a fortnight before in Scotland) and many headteachers are requiring COVID tests for non-COVID symptoms, like runny noses.


CDC says a runny nose is a possible Covid symptom.

They are not supposed to, but arses have to be covered and as a result a huge number of testing slots are being taken up by people who shouldn't be there.

In time it will settle down, I expect, and we'll all learn to recognize better when tests are needed.


I mean, that sounds like what Matt Hancock was saying when he pulled the figure out of his arse that up to 25% of tests in England are unnecessary. Surely not having the testing infrastructure in place is a sign that you shouldn't be opening up?
 
2020-09-15 8:08:45 AM  
There's a testing centre on my local park. people from outside the area turning up with their kids are letting their kids play on the park while they go and get tested... there is no facepalm big enough.
When I walked past it the other day, it was strangely quiet though. I live in an area on the cusp of a lockdown zone. In fact, just a mile away.
So, my thing is to act as though the full lockdown is still in operation - technically speaking, whilst there have been easements in the lockdown, it's still not officially ended.
And now that the numbers are rising, some of these test centres are strangely quiet. It's almost as though they've been set up to try to look like they're doing something.
What's really more annoying is, my ex-husband lives across the road from the park/testing centre. All he has to do, is, when he goes out, he crosses the road - and he's there. less than 50ft away from him.
If I'd stayed in that house, I'd have been more than happy to keep tabs on that test centre, y'know, just to see if people were showing up/numbers/staff and so on - I'd have been more than happy to blow the goddamned lid on this farce going on about tests/testing centres/swabs being disposed of, to see if the infection rate in this area has gone up at all (considering this is a council estate, numbers haven't exactly been high, and the death count is only just in double figures) and once the testing centre leaves the car park - if it's deep-cleaned or not.
 
2020-09-15 8:09:49 AM  
B.. Bu... But SWEDEN!! 😤
 
2020-09-15 8:15:11 AM  

iron de havilland: orbister: One of the problems in the UK is that schools have gone back (last week in England, a fortnight before in Scotland) and many headteachers are requiring COVID tests for non-COVID symptoms, like runny noses.

CDC says a runny nose is a possible Covid symptom.

They are not supposed to, but arses have to be covered and as a result a huge number of testing slots are being taken up by people who shouldn't be there.

In time it will settle down, I expect, and we'll all learn to recognize better when tests are needed.

I mean, that sounds like what Matt Hancock was saying when he pulled the figure out of his arse that up to 25% of tests in England are unnecessary. Surely not having the testing infrastructure in place is a sign that you shouldn't be opening up?


We have been advised over here to stay home for a runny nose and to order a self-test kit from our local pharmacy, then waiting for the results.

/had to do precisely this last week.
//happily negative!
///knocks on wood
 
2020-09-15 9:05:29 AM  
Lots of Northern towns--pretty much exclusively so-- in that list.
 
2020-09-15 9:19:26 AM  

Aussie_As: The hit to the global economy due to COVID could pay for 500 years of well-planned pandemic preparation. But you can guarantee that few countries will sensibly invest in future pandemic preparation; democracy and its focus on the immediate often dooms us to repeating history (as in some ways we are now from 100 years ago).

BoJo's desparation to be the guy with snappy answers who can downplay bad news has definitely cost lives, though. Ditto Trump. Meanwhile where I live there are still strong restrictions on interstate travel across most of the country, despite most population centres outside of Sydney and Melbourne (cities with populations which account for around 40 per cent of all Australians) having zero community transmission of COVID right now (and in Sydney it's very low rate of community transmission).

You can either have freedoms or you can stop COVID, there's not much middle ground.


Freedom, without question.  Covid is an infectious disease, we've been dealing with them since you know.....the beginning of humanity.

Having a tyrannical government restricting freedoms is what causes major human suffering.  History has provided plenty of examples.
 
2020-09-15 9:32:39 AM  

MillionDollarMo: If you don't test, can't have more cases.

It's simple arithmetrick.


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