Ministers have approved plans to cut the 14-day travel quarantine to just five days from next week in an effort to get the aviation industry moving again. (DM)
Why? I can think of no more reason than M O N E Y!
Except testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing. So, you arrive, newly infected in the plane, and get tested.
That will result in nothing found. 97.5% of people who develop symptoms will have got them within 11.5 days. So, coming to the end of your 14-day holiday, you decide to wait until you go home before being tested NOT WANTING TO BE DENIED A FLIGHT HOME.
Flight day, and you carefully swallow some OTC flu cure that drops your temperature to ensure you can get onto the plane. A few hours later, and another flu treatment, you deplane having infected numerous other passengers. Some countries will pick you up, others will just wave you through.
Now tell me that doesn’t happen!
BUT at least the UK aviation industry is saved.
I was talking to a lady two days ago who hadn’t been notified about her test results taken ELEVEN DAYS prior to that. The official excuse? They couldn’t find the paperwork.
Hell, the day before my hospital admission they were running around like headless chickens trying to find my results. When I was admitted, what was in the file was a hand scribbled note, on what looked like a paper napkin, a secretary had managed to berate my results out of the County Hospital who had me take my test in yet another hospital 40 miles away from their 24/7 testing center.
My confidence in the system? That would be nil.
Oh no, someone’s printed the truth!
Meanwhile, the UK records the COVID-19 death toll has topped 70,000. This total includes death where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate and includes all the UK and not just England, which is another way they massage the numbers released to the public. (Edit-DM)
70,000 plus. Way higher than the 54,286 reported by the UKGov which only includes deaths within 28 days of testing positive.
You can run, evade, and lie, PM Johnson, but your government’s incompetence, neglect, criminal actions, and cover-ups, will be exposed over time. In this case, all it took was looking at the OFFICIAL bean counters records (ONS) and not relying on the NHS ones you have lovingly massaged.