Government apologises over Covid tests shortage

Image copyright Getty Images A director of the government’s test and trace programme in England has issued a “heartfelt” apology for problems with the coronavirus testing system. In a tweet, Sarah-Jane Marsh explained it was the laboratories, not the testing sites themselves, that were the “critical pinch-point”. This comes as scientists have sounded the alarm … Read more

Georgia Officials Knew of Severe PPE Shortage

However, multiple experts disputed the idea that knowing the number of asymptomatic patients would be relevant for PPE projections. In facilities like nursing homes and jails — both of which were accounted for in the Georgia estimates — asymptomatic individuals could spread the virus if not quarantined immediately. “Because there’s not on-the-spot, point-of-care testing available … Read more