London Medical Laboratory Warns That Abolishing Numerous COVID Testing Measures Is A Grave Mistake! The Boris Johnson Government Is Clueless!
The United Kingdoms’ leading diagnostic specialist centre ie London Medical Laboratory has issued a warning saying that current testing reveals nearly one in five individuals in the United Kingdom still have insufficient COVID antibodies. The laboratory is also questioning the Boris Johnson government’s decision to scrap the PCR tests that provide the most reliable confirmation of lateral flow results.
As Omicron cases soar, the laboratory is calling on the Government not to compound its error by ending the requirement for travelers to test before arriving in the UK.
England has ditched its requirement for pre-departure tests for inbound travelers in the latest shake up to COVID restrictions in the destination.
From 4 a.m. on January 7, fully vaccinated arrivals, along with those under 18, will be permitted to enter without producing a negative PCR or antigen test.
Though incoming travelers still need to submit a negative test within two days of their arrival, a rapid antigen Lateral Flow Test (LFT) will be accepted from the same date, and visitors will no longer have to quarantine until they receive their result.
Should however this result be positive, they will be required to take a PCR test in order to help identify "any new variants at the border."
Alarmed experts say that this would give individuals infected with the Omicron or even newer variants sufficient time to spread the virus among locals.
The clueless UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson explained that the current pre-departure requirements, originally put in place to control the spread of Omicron, were "having limited impact," with Omicron now the most dominant variant in the UK.
Stupidly the Welsh government has since confirmed that it will be applying the same rules, and it's believed UK nations, Northern Ireland and Scotland will also follow suit.
The London Medical Laboratory
warns that scrapping many COVID testing measures because cases are so high is the equivalent of a ship’s captain stopping lookout for icebergs because there are too many.
UK’s leading COVID-19 testing expert Dr Quinton Fivelman, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at London Medical Laboratory, says Omicron cases in over 50s are now climbing and dumbing-down England’s COVID testing procedures at this critical time is a grave mistake.
Dr Fivelman told media, “On Tuesday, the UK recorded more than 200,000 coronavirus cases in a day for the first time. Our lab tests are still seeing 17% of people we check for COVID antibody levels show results lower than 50AU/ml, which is classified negative; and 2.5% have absolutely no COVID antibodies at all. That is likely to mean these people will develop more severe symptoms if they catch the virus!”
He added, “Against this background it is surely folly to reduce testing accuracy because there are too many cases. It’s the equivalent of the Titanic’s Captain Smith not checking for icebergs because he didn’t want to change course. We shouldn’t be scrapping the requirement for more accurate PCR tests following a positive lateral flow tes
t, largely in order to combat staff absences because people can return to work earlier by not waiting for a confirmation PCR test before isolating. PCR tests tell us much more about the spread of Omicron in communities and can identify potential new COVID-19 variants. Dumbing-down the testing regime will actually increase absences longer term.”
He further added, “The new rule only requires individuals to take a confirmation PCR test if they are showing symptoms. We know that many individuals with Omicron remain asymptomatic but can still spread the virus, so fewer PCR tests will be carried out and we will have a less accurate picture of how COVID-19 is evolving in our communities.”
Dr Fivelman added, “Likewise, for the travel industry to be arguing that tests on travelers to the UK should be ended because cases are so much higher than they were when the measures were first introduced is topsy-turvy logic. The growth in cases is actually an argument for a more effective travel testing regime, not scrapping it. The Government must not compound the mistake it has made over PCR tests by reducing other COVID testing measures still further.”
He continued, “Scrapping the need for people to test two days before arriving in the UK will be a retrograde move that could increase UK cases at an even faster rate and potentially expose greater numbers of people to further new variants before they are detected.”
He stressed, “Many believe it’s probably too late for the Government to introduce any meaningful new measures to combat the exponential growth of Omicron, but what it should not have done is row back on existing Plan B measures around testing at a time when one in 25 Brits have the virus and cases are still increasing.”
Dr Fivelman told the media, “If anyone is concerned about their own immune response to the jabs and how well they continue to produce antibodies, the new generation blood tests available from London Medical Laboratory are highly accurate, quick and simple to carry out, either at home through the post, or at one of the many drop-in clinics that offer this test across London and the southeast.”
Many are saying that the clueless Boris Johnson government is putting the lives of British citizens at risk due to pressure from the rich and elites with business interest in the travel industry.
It is actually hilarious that in many so called democratic countries in the West, the common people elected filthy and despicable politicians who are turning to be like dictators and tyrants without a drop of concern for their citizens that put them in their positions in the first place but rather are servicing the interests of the big pharma, elites and the tech billionaires with vested interest in COVID-19. From the United States, United Kingdom, France and Austria, such a behavior is being witnessed from their leaders and the common people should not only get these leaders thrown out during the next elections but make sure that they together with their loved ones end up in prison.
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