Coronavirus Jun 26, 2021 1:29:28 GMT
Post by Ratty on Jun 26, 2021 1:29:28 GMT
“Everyone in the country will be encouraged to take two Covid tests a week to show they are not infected, Boris Johnson will announce on Monday.
The rapid lateral flow tests will be paid for by the Government and can be delivered to homes free of charge from Friday.
The multi-billion-pound expansion of testing is designed to catch Covid outbreaks early as the economy reopens.
While the tests are voluntary, the announcement could pave the way for workplaces or businesses to ask staff or customers to show they have a negative result.”
"Rapid antigen (lateral flow) tests are better at identifying covid-19 infection in people with symptoms than in those with none, although the diagnostic accuracy of different brands of tests varies widely, a Cochrane review has found."
"Confirmatory PCR is important not only for identifying false positives and tracking their rates, but also because the samples submitted can be sequenced to pick up and track variants of concerns. The World Health Organization recommends the practice in low prevalence settings because the “rate of false positives compared to true positive results will be high.”
Wow, sounds so reassuring!
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