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   Old Thread  #1358 14 Apr 2020 at 5.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Mal,

I saw an interview, the othe day, on TV with the lead scientist of a lab that had offered it's services for testing the virus and when asked, was it feasible that 100000 tests could be done daily, he said there were scores of other labs like his, willing to participate, along with those already doing them and others primed to do so, and that, in his opinion, it was perfectly feasible.

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   Old Thread  #1357 14 Apr 2020 at 4.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lot's of labs are now coming on stream. My brother's labs have gone from BSE to COVID-19 antigen testing
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   Old Thread  #1356 14 Apr 2020 at 4.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I forgot the name. But there’s a testing method where 10/20/30 or however many are screened at once...
There ‘should’ be clear batches that can be disregarded but a positive batch is broken down into individual tests.
Obviously a lot of swabs need taking, maybe we could get bar staff, personal trainers and McDonald’s workers on the job
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   Old Thread  #1355 14 Apr 2020 at 4.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There was hope of a home testing kit for each household, but I believe it's not materialised. I also believe the 100,000 a day was meant to be a mix of antigen and antibody tests for obvious reasons. But the science has been more difficult than initially thought so the vital antibody tests aren't available. Again I believe this has something to do with lots of false positive test results. Picking up other coronavirus in the patient not COVID-19.
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   Old Thread  #1354 14 Apr 2020 at 4.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well in the simplest of terms yeah....

But how the hell is that going to work in reality?

I'm not being obstructive. In fact I hope it IS possible, I just don't see it being an achievable target. Who is doing all the testing? If it's the current system on b and q car parks etc. That must be a 5 minutes per test at least.

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   Old Thread  #1353 14 Apr 2020 at 4.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think that's one for Dianne Abbot
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   Old Thread  #1352 14 Apr 2020 at 4.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Surely with loads of testing centres poking swabs up people's noses and loads of labs all working simultaneously...
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   Old Thread  #1351 14 Apr 2020 at 4.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all. Hopefully this won't go off on another political sidetrack as that's not my agenda.

I'm curious / sceptical / amazed / confused about the target of 100,000 tests per day.

How is that even possible?

Just doing the simple maths. 100,000 divided by 24 (hours), then divided by 60 (minutes) gives a figure of 69.4444.

That's 69.4 tests per minute. More than one per second. And that's over the full 24 hours with no space for respite or breaks or the fact that it's unlikely that folk will be getting tested at half three in the morning etc.

I just can't figure out how it's going to be possible.

Anyone got some insight!?

Genuine question with no underlying political bias.
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   Old Thread  #1350 14 Apr 2020 at 4.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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he should do a Trump one.....

He has.

And Johnson.
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   Old Thread  #1349 14 Apr 2020 at 2.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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he should do a Trump one.....
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   Old Thread  #1348 14 Apr 2020 at 2.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
A bit of fun to brighten up your day.

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   Old Thread  #1347 14 Apr 2020 at 12.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If the pieces are all correctly aligned and it would appear they are what's very disturbing is the fact governments Inc our own are asking for financial compensation? What about shutting down all their research facilities and punishing those directly responsible.
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   Old Thread  #1346 14 Apr 2020 at 12.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hopefully they are not taking the pi55 😀
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   Old Thread  #1345 14 Apr 2020 at 10.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Please allow 21 days for delivery from Guangdong
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   Old Thread  #1344 14 Apr 2020 at 10.13am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Soon be able to fit a Covid alarm to your bog
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