Started by rufus the dawg, February 28, 2020, 20:23:30 pm
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Quote from: Nick on May 22, 2020, 12:17:32 pmSlim - are you happy that the testing figures are being counted as double? - 1 person nasal and oral swab = 2 tests according to the gov.
Quote from: döm on May 22, 2020, 08:49:41 amMore or Less on BBC Radio 4 did an excellent analysis of the daily testing figures put out by the Government.Well worth a listen....https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08dnd81
Quote from: DavidL on May 22, 2020, 13:40:56 pmComprehensively destroys the notion that the 'minister for missed targets' hit his "100,000 tests carried out per day by May 1st".
Quote from: Nick on May 22, 2020, 15:52:47 pmBoris promised 200k per day by the end of the month.
Quote from: Nick on May 21, 2020, 21:50:38 pmJust wait for the Brexit sh*t to hit the fan in a couple of months.
Quote from: zoony on May 22, 2020, 18:23:37 pmThat won't kill anyone though.
Quote from: Richard_2112 on May 22, 2020, 21:59:17 pmLaughing at the ignorance on display here. I've actually had one of these tests and you have to use the same cotton swab to do throat and nose which then goes into one test solution tube and it can't come back as a conclusive test if both areas haven't been done, ergo; it is one test with two components. If the government are counting both components to the test as one separate test then they are wilfully lying about the number of tests being done.
QuoteCurrent Public Health England guidance advises samples from the upper respiratory tract should be sought as EITHER: individual nose and throat swabs in separate collection tubes combined nose and throat swab in one collection tube containing universal transport medium single swab used for throat then nose nasopharyngeal aspirate
Quote from: Slim on May 22, 2020, 18:35:56 pmYou've actually described two tests, Nick. I'm glad that the government can count to two.But if you think that the government has missed targets for testing, that's because it set extremely high targets. If it had set a target of (say) 50k tests per day then it would have smashed them, but that wouldn't mean that more people would have been tested, or that we'd be any further down the road to beating this virus.I am happy, and pleased, that the government's performance on testing has been exceptional in the circumstances it has had to deal with - like the rest of its efforts in this godawful crisis.Heard the BBC suggesting this morning, quite carefully, while avoiding spelling out its lie explicitly, that the government had ignored advice from SAGE on the timing of the lockdown. The actual truth of this is that the person whose opinion is being represented here was not a member of SAGE at the time, and I have no reason whatever to believe that the government disregarded or discounted any legitimate scientific advice, at any stage.Anyway. Slightly disappointed with today's death toll figure, which brings the 7-day moving average down very modestly, from 346.86 to 342.14.Have a good long weekend everyone.
Quote from: döm on May 23, 2020, 11:22:20 amWhen you can make up the figures as you go along and decide that anything you like can count as testing, you can set whatever target you'd like and reach it. All very Big Brother.
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