Off Topic Coronavirus

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  1. Frome-Ranger

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    I had a test and wanted to put the result in the app but it asks for a code. However the text and email with the result does not have a code!!!???? Another cockup ?
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    Hi Damian, If your test took place in a Public Health England lab or NHS hospital, or as part of national surveillance testing conducted by the Office for National Statistics, test results cannot currently be linked with the app whether they’re positive or negative. Thanks.

    So it appears the app will not accept test results from pillar 1 or pillar 4 test regimes
    Testing
    Tests in the UK are carried out through a number of different routes:

    • pillar 1: swab testing in Public Health England (PHE) labs and NHS hospitals for those with a clinical need, and health and care workers
    • pillar 2: swab testing for the wider population, as set out in government guidance
    • pillar 3: serology testing to show if people have antibodies from having had COVID-19
    • pillar 4: blood and swab testing for national surveillance supported by PHE, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and research, academic, and scientific partners to learn more about the prevalence and spread of the virus and for other testing research purposes, such as the accuracy and ease of use of home testing

      Not accepting results from pillar 1 is a national discrace and scandal. These are the care workers but also those are people who are having the test because they are in A&E or hospital because they are ill.
    These are really the people we need to find and trace contacts over, because they have been coughing and spluttering over for 4-5 days.


    A disgrace... does Dido Harding know what she is doing
     
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  3. bobmid

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    She doesnt need to know what she's doing. She's a tory baroness for crying out loud. Stop attacking her!
     
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  5. rangercol

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    ****'s sake. This is all becoming beyond inept.

    Words fail me.
     
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  6. Sooperhoop

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    Good old Dildo, maintaining her record of monumental f*ckwittery...
     
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    ' becoming'??!!
     
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  8. rangercol

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    Yes. For me, the Government have performed worse and worse since March.
     
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    Dropped the girl off at university yesterday, she’s sharing a big house with seven other girls all in their final year, and they claimed that they would be sticking together and not mixing with others. Hmmm we’ll see. Also they appear to be planning to subsist on a Rosé Wine and cake diet.

    She lives in a part of town where a lot of housing is rented to students. The university is paying the police to patrol the area at night to presumably break up parties and ‘remind’ people about distancing. Though I think it’s first years in halls of residence who are at greater risk.

    Newcastle is supposedly in ‘special measures’ but I honestly couldn’t see any difference in behaviours there to down here, except that they restricted numbers entering the supermarket (very politely). Had a coffee with a mate who had downloaded the government app. He tried to scan the QR code on display in the coffee shop, but it didn’t work.

    Given the news this morning of 1700 students in Manchester being asked to self isolate I expect there to be outrage and panic, and calls for universities to be closed, not least from staff. I have some sympathy for those who live in areas with lots of students, but in general a massive burst of infection amongst students is a good thing for the rest of us, especially if it happens now AS LONG AS they effectively self isolate and don’t pass it on to more vulnerable people. We have to learn to live with this virus and if low risk members of the population are exposed to it and get over it, passing it to others like them, fine. The universities should concentrate on helping them get through isolation. Many are setting up their own testing services (they have the bench space in their labs) given the **** service provided by the government.
     
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  10. Sooperhoop

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    So rule of six doesn't apply there?...
     
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    It’s a household. But presumably they couldn’t all go to the pub together.
     
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    All very well I suppose, just as long as those youngsters don't develop, as yet not known about, secondary health problems.
     
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    The problem I suppose is that it is difficult to see how they will not come into contact with more vulnerable people when they return home While many will be happy to have left and not plan to return home at least until Christmas not all are happy to do that. This year will be worse because uni is not going to be the place they want to be if they are stuck in their digs with people they don't really know and, in some cases, may simply not get on with. Add to that the worry of parents (as shown on the news this lunchtime) who have barely dropped off their offspring and are now returning to provide them with food and creature comforts and in some case I dare say will be planning to take them home.

    This is a very difficult situation because in principle few would have argued that universities should not have reopened and that education should not resume. However once again the government seems to have failed spectacularly in its planning and management. These are supposedly all business leaders, entrepreneurs and captains of industry but the basics of supply chain management and the laws of supply and demand seem to have passed them by. Masks, tests, testers. It really is as simple as that. t's like watching an episode of 'The Apprentice' but played out in real life and with lives and livelihoods at stake. The only difference is that the contestants get 48 hours to achieve their task whereas the government has had six months to prepare for this since it was first caught by surprise. A bit less focus on looking good in front of the cameras and a bit more in getting on with the job would be useful.
     
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  14. Sooperhoop

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    The 'Deniers' out in force today...

     
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    Deniers? There’ll be all sorts there I’m sure, but not all deniers. Many will simply oppose the government’s policies.
     
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  16. Sooperhoop

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    So what's the point? New cases soaring and all that brings and they have to go out and break the terms of their risk assessment which allowed this to take place. Everyone blames the government and there is plenty to blame them for but the actual behaviour of so many is guaranteeing this will run and run and NHS staff will get the brunt of it...
     
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    New cases might be soaring or there might be 90% false positives.
     
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    Yeah.

    I have no answers.
     
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    And to be fair mate, I'm not sure anyone really does.
     
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    It’s intensely frustrating. I have a horrible feeling that this is going to continue, in ebbs and flows, until the vast majority of the population have been vaccinated or have had the virus. Either could take months if not years.

    On long Covid, yet again we are really short of information and the science will take a long time to catch up, though as poor Mrs Steels shows this is not a small ‘side effect’. Hope the scan was helpful Steels, and a proper treatment plan is in place.
     
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