We really shouldn’t be testing all those people you know:
However, five public health experts, including Allyson Pollock, a professor of public health at Newcastle University, raised significant doubts about the trial in a letter to Liverpool MPs.
They said the plans to test asymptomatic people in Liverpool went against advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) to prioritise the testing of people displaying symptoms, and “searching for symptomless yet infectious people is like searching for needles that appear transiently in haystacks”.
“The potential for harmful diversion of resources and public money is vast. Also of concern are the potential vested interests of commercial companies supplying new and as yet inadequately evaluated tests.”
Look, look, the capitalists might make a profit. STOP IT!
Now, where did I put that spare lamppost?