Boris Johnson to ‘scrap free lateral flow tests within weeks’

1/9/2022 11:30:00 AM

Boris Johnson to ‘scrap free lateral flow tests within weeks’

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Boris Johnson to ‘scrap free lateral flow tests within weeks’

Boris Johnson is set to axe free lateral flow tests amid concerns over their cost, it has been reported.

8 London theatre shows to add sparkle to your New Year Ms Sturgeon tweeted: “Hard to imagine much that would be less helpful to trying to ‘live with’ Covid.Lifeboat volunteers’ casualty training turns into real-life rescue “Hard to imagine much that would be less helpful to trying to ‘live with’ Covid,” she tweeted.The hospital where the number of Covid patients increased four-fold in a week Professor Andrew Hayward, who sits on the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), told BBC Radio 4’s PM programme: “It is absolutely tragic and to think that’s been repeated so many times is awful.Boris Johnson warned against scrapping free lateral flow tests He was also strongly criticised by Lord Geidt for failing to reveal the messages to his inquiry, an omission the ethics adviser described as “extraordinary”.

” Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting said: “This would be the wrong decision at the wrong time. Testing is absolutely crucial for keeping infections under control.” The Department of Health and Social Care is yet to comment, but a Government source disputed the report and said it was too early to say what the future holds for free lateral flows. “The cost will also hit families at a time when they face a cost of living crisis.” The new deaths were announced as the NHS continues to face significant strain from the Omicron variant and record high cases, though death rates are not as nearly as sharp as earlier in the pandemic because of vaccines and the new strain being believed to be milder. It means people simply won’t take them. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Archive) They have been seen as a key way of suppressing the virus and have given confidence to people to safely mixed with their loved ones, particularly around Christmas as cases of the Omicron soared. It’s penny-wise and pound-foolish. “And what we’re seeing here is a case of, potentially, cash for access where Lord Brownlow was given access to ministers to try and influence them over decisions of spending taxpayers’ money – that is why this matters so immensely.

” The rapid tests were made available to everyone in England, including those without symptoms, in April. Despite case rates hitting record highs after the emergence of Omicron, hospitalisation and deaths have not followed the same trajectory, with this being attributed to vaccination and the new strain being believed to be less deadly. “Our way out of this pandemic is for everyone to get their booster or their first or second dose if they haven’t yet. The government has spent more than £6billion on mass testing. It comes as the UK recorded more than 150,000 Covid cases and a further 313 deaths on Saturday. Recommended. The UK is the seventh country to pass 150,000 reported deaths, after the US, Brazil, India, Russia, Mexico and Peru. “We must ensure the public inquiry provides answers and that lessons are learned. Despite infections hitting record highs after the emergence of Omicron, admissions to hospital and deaths have not followed the same trajectory.

Dr Mike Tildesley, a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Modelling group, yesterday said Omicron is “possibly the first ray of light” in the pandemic. He told Times Radio: “The thing that might happen in the future is you may see the emergence of a new variant that is less severe, and ultimately, in the long term, what happens is Covid becomes endemic and you have a less severe version. “This is ever more urgent as deaths from the Omicron variant continue to surge, with little apparently being done to address this. It’s very similar to the common cold that we’ve lived with for many years. “We’re not quite there yet but possibly Omicron is the first ray of light there that suggests that may happen in the longer term. It is, of course, much more transmissible than Delta was, which is concerning, but much less severe. Credit: PA Earlier in the day, one expert said the rising numbers of cases across northern England, driven by the Omicron variant, are "concerning".

“Hopefully, as we move more towards the spring and we see the back of Omicron, we can get more inter-relationship of living with Covid as an endemic disease and protecting the vulnerable. “Any variant that does emerge which is less severe, ultimately, in the longer term, is where we want to be.” Cases in London “are slowing down”, he said, but scientists need two weeks to see if this continues.4), Copeland (1,731. Dr Tildesley added: “Most other parts of the country are about two to three weeks behind where London is in their epidemic profile. “Particularly concerning is the North East and the North West – if you look at hospital admissions in those two regions they are going up, also the Midlands, where I live, that’s also a little bit concerning, so it is a worry.

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Can anyone show a video clip where boris has actually said this all I see is the media saying this If there is no record, that they can manipulate the number to make BoJo look good Those that need to do them for work (retail, social care etc), will work start paying for them or say it's no longer needed and throw them to the wolves?

But what if I need to attend a cheese and wine party? They are dumping them already 😁 Cases will go down What about sackings? When the world is run by accountants & idiots. Cue public rush to stock up leading to massive shortage leading to plunge in reported cases. 🧐 did the press learn nothing from the recent petrol shortage?!

Good. We got rid of plastic straws to be replaced by billions of LFT. Down with plastics Good, to be fair they are not 100% and most people don’t do they properly and therefore a waste of money (taxpayers money)

Boris Johnson warned against scaling back free lateral flow testsScottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the reported plan would be ‘utterly wrongheaded’.

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False Such a logical thing to do eh? Stop people who can’t afford tests from knowing if they have covid or not, and just go ahead and spread the disease - putting an extra burden on the NHS (costing a lot more than LFTs), and destroying the economy. Oh good. Let's just let people die.

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8 London theatre shows to add sparkle to your New Year Ms Sturgeon tweeted: “Hard to imagine much that would be less helpful to trying to ‘live with’ Covid.Lifeboat volunteers’ casualty training turns into real-life rescue “Hard to imagine much that would be less helpful to trying to ‘live with’ Covid,” she tweeted.The hospital where the number of Covid patients increased four-fold in a week Professor Andrew Hayward, who sits on the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), told BBC Radio 4’s PM programme: “It is absolutely tragic and to think that’s been repeated so many times is awful.Boris Johnson warned against scrapping free lateral flow tests He was also strongly criticised by Lord Geidt for failing to reveal the messages to his inquiry, an omission the ethics adviser described as “extraordinary”.

” Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting said: “This would be the wrong decision at the wrong time. Testing is absolutely crucial for keeping infections under control.” The Department of Health and Social Care is yet to comment, but a Government source disputed the report and said it was too early to say what the future holds for free lateral flows. “The cost will also hit families at a time when they face a cost of living crisis.” The new deaths were announced as the NHS continues to face significant strain from the Omicron variant and record high cases, though death rates are not as nearly as sharp as earlier in the pandemic because of vaccines and the new strain being believed to be milder. It means people simply won’t take them. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Jane Barlow/PA) (PA Archive) They have been seen as a key way of suppressing the virus and have given confidence to people to safely mixed with their loved ones, particularly around Christmas as cases of the Omicron soared. It’s penny-wise and pound-foolish. “And what we’re seeing here is a case of, potentially, cash for access where Lord Brownlow was given access to ministers to try and influence them over decisions of spending taxpayers’ money – that is why this matters so immensely.

” The rapid tests were made available to everyone in England, including those without symptoms, in April. Despite case rates hitting record highs after the emergence of Omicron, hospitalisation and deaths have not followed the same trajectory, with this being attributed to vaccination and the new strain being believed to be less deadly. “Our way out of this pandemic is for everyone to get their booster or their first or second dose if they haven’t yet. The government has spent more than £6billion on mass testing. It comes as the UK recorded more than 150,000 Covid cases and a further 313 deaths on Saturday. Recommended. The UK is the seventh country to pass 150,000 reported deaths, after the US, Brazil, India, Russia, Mexico and Peru. “We must ensure the public inquiry provides answers and that lessons are learned. Despite infections hitting record highs after the emergence of Omicron, admissions to hospital and deaths have not followed the same trajectory.

Dr Mike Tildesley, a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Modelling group, yesterday said Omicron is “possibly the first ray of light” in the pandemic. He told Times Radio: “The thing that might happen in the future is you may see the emergence of a new variant that is less severe, and ultimately, in the long term, what happens is Covid becomes endemic and you have a less severe version. “This is ever more urgent as deaths from the Omicron variant continue to surge, with little apparently being done to address this. It’s very similar to the common cold that we’ve lived with for many years. “We’re not quite there yet but possibly Omicron is the first ray of light there that suggests that may happen in the longer term. It is, of course, much more transmissible than Delta was, which is concerning, but much less severe. Credit: PA Earlier in the day, one expert said the rising numbers of cases across northern England, driven by the Omicron variant, are "concerning".

“Hopefully, as we move more towards the spring and we see the back of Omicron, we can get more inter-relationship of living with Covid as an endemic disease and protecting the vulnerable. “Any variant that does emerge which is less severe, ultimately, in the longer term, is where we want to be.” Cases in London “are slowing down”, he said, but scientists need two weeks to see if this continues.4), Copeland (1,731. Dr Tildesley added: “Most other parts of the country are about two to three weeks behind where London is in their epidemic profile. “Particularly concerning is the North East and the North West – if you look at hospital admissions in those two regions they are going up, also the Midlands, where I live, that’s also a little bit concerning, so it is a worry.

” It comes as .8 to 2,564.