(in reference to Re-purposing the COVID-19 testing system) Once covid has been finally subdued, rather than dismantle the new testing and tracing capability we have built, we should re-purpose it. We will have spent a great deal on lighthouse labs, trained technicians, mobile testing capacity, IT infrastructure and QR codes. We have introduced new habitsContinue reading “How to re-purpose the COVID-19 testing system”
The UK, and many other countries, fell short by not having a large scale testing program up and ready. By the end of the crisis, we will have built such a system for covid-19 – at enormous cost and effort. Rather than shut that system down, there is an the opportunity to re-purpose the testingContinue reading “Re-purposing the COVID-19 testing system”
Sadly, many Care Homes are now facing significant income shortfalls as a result of empty beds following the Covid crisis. They are also having to bear significant additional costs. The risk of insolvency for many is real and, at the very least, there will need to be an increase in fees – increasing the pressureContinue reading “How to restore confidence in the Care Home system and encourage potential new residents they are safe.”
(in reference to The lack of accessible COVID-19 testing) We could fix this problem by mobile laboratories which are easy to assemble, affordable and able to greatly increase testing capacity. Laboratories are built within shipping containers, then shipped to the designated country. Once in the country, the mobile lab can be transported by trucks toContinue reading “Mobile testing facilities”
How to balance the easy access to personal data which effective track-and-trace systems, and public health schemes more generally, require, with the panoply of bureaucratic controls on such data which the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation imposed on the UK.
The lack of accessible COVID-19 testing, which is crucial in identifying potential super-spreaders and in limiting such individuals’ movement.