A scientist testing for coronavirus at the Government’s first “super lab” says staff are being sent home early because there is so little to do and work is like a “leisurely jog rather than a marathon”.
Gianmarco Raddi, a molecular biologist volunteering at the Milton Keynes “Lighthouse Lab”, said as few as 1,000 swabs have been analysed for Covid-19 in a single day, dramatically lower than the “tens of thousands” it was told it would be processing.
Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, officially opened the site 10 days ago [SUBS: April 9] declaring it the first of three such laboratories which will make up the “biggest diagnostic lab network in British history”.
Despite the minister saying each laboratory would have “industrial capacity” to test samples from patients and frontline NHS staff each day, Mr Raddi has told how academics and lab technicians are sent…
Sure, slips t’wixt cup and lip and all that but government does everything badly.