Reuters UK researchers say lateral flow tests detect the most infectious COVID cases

LONDON (Reuters) – Rapid lateral flow tests will likely identify the most infectious COVID-19 cases with higher viral loads despite concerns over the overall sensitivity of the tests, Oxford University researchers said on Thursday, as the British government eyes mass testing to ease the current lockdown. Along with the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, the government…

Lorry Traffic Stop

Kent lorry chaos begins to ease with less than 2,000 drivers waiting to cross The Channel – after British and Polish army and French firefighters find just 36 Covid cases in testing drive

Lorry chaos has begun to ease in Kent but 1,600 drivers are still waiting to cross The Channel after spending Christmas Day separated from their families in their cabs and more are arriving ‘every hour’.  Despite efforts to help those stranded in their trucks get home before the festive season, thousands were still left waiting…

Scientists in Liverpool

Scientists in Liverpool mass Covid testing trial defend rapid tests

Scientists involved in the UK’s first mass Covid testing trial, in Liverpool, have vigorously defended the use of rapid-result tests, following criticism from some health experts that they are too inaccurate to be helpful. Speaking as the first official data was released from the mass-testing pilot, Prof Louise Kenny, the head of the faculty of health and…