From BBC's rolling news:England's NHS Test and Trace service has announced its worst performance figures since late June - with just over 62% per cent of close contacts of people who tested positive for Covid-19 being reached in the week to 7 Octoberhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-54550644Any hope anywhere?
Ivonne Holliday ● 14d5 Comments
Richard, the country is getting what it voted for, and it did know what it was voting for when they elected Johnson & Co.
Clifford Cowell ● 11d
"..and we are still here.."Obviously not the case for those that are not still here!
Ed Robinson ● 12d
"We should have taken the NZ approach of more intensive manual, devolved tracing."Absolutely: there are many (though, since austerity, not as many as there were) public health specialists who are not only trained and experienced at tracing but also know their own areas. Instead, we have the usual Tory trick of centralised outsourcing to their friends in useless companies like Serco and Crapita with a terrible record of failure, made worse by appointing Harding to lead it without any attempt at a proper recruitment process: the whole thing stinks of incompetence and corruption.And Sage says that, for all the £12 billion spent on this, it has only a marginal effect. It's a genuine, world-beating disgrace and the UK is the laughing stock of the world.
Richard Carter ● 12d
And a good article in Wired reiterating why some of us have always been skeptical about the Bluetooth app (although I think "bugs" is not strictly accurate, for once I think "features" or physical characteristics would be more appropriate). We should have taken the NZ approach of more intensive manual, devolved tracing; the app was a distraction and just a prop allowing another piece of Johnson showmanship. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/contact-tracing-app-notification-bluetooth
Michael Ixer ● 12d