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Private Covid testing firm hires Boris Johnson’s half-brother Max in hope he can ‘open doors’

Private Covid testing firm hires Boris Johnson’s half-brother Max in hope he can ‘open doors’ for them to work with government Max Johnson, 35, has joined the board of private ‘wellness’ firm REVIV Global Firm has branched out into testing for Covid-19 by offering private antigen tests Staff at REVIV are holding talks with the … Read more Private Covid testing firm hires Boris Johnson’s half-brother Max in hope he can ‘open doors’

US military is testing wearable devices that detects illnesses TWO days before symptoms arise

US military is testing a smart watch and ring system that detects illnesses TWO days before symptoms arise – and can recognize the coronavirus US military is using a Garmin watch and Oura ring to detect illnesses  The system uses an AI that can notify users of an oncoming illness two days before symptoms appear … Read more US military is testing wearable devices that detects illnesses TWO days before symptoms arise

12 universities set up their own Covid testing – as students are banned from parties or pubs

A dozen universities in England and Wales have set up their own Covid-19 testing facilities as thousands of students in Scotland are banned from going to parties and pubs this weekend – as outbreaks are recorded on at least 10 campuses across the UK. Up to 125 students have contacted coronavirus across three universities in … Read more 12 universities set up their own Covid testing – as students are banned from parties or pubs

Most accurate coronavirus antibody testing kits revealed

Most accurate coronavirus antibody testing kits revealed: Three finger-prick tests ‘are as accurate as sophisticated lab analysis’ with 98% accuracy Finger prick antibody tests can be used to tell if someone has already had Covid Researchers compared the top commercial testing kits available to hospitals They found all of them had a 95 per cent … Read more Most accurate coronavirus antibody testing kits revealed

We take the latest Porsche Panamera for a spin at the MoD’s tank testing grounds

The last time I drove a Porsche Panamera I had £3.3million in gold bullion stashed in the boot.  I was taking part in an audacious run across London from a secret location to a vault in Hatton Gardens carrying a total of £10million in January 2018. Sadly no gold was involved when test-driving two new … Read more We take the latest Porsche Panamera for a spin at the MoD’s tank testing grounds

Martin Odegaard joins Real Madrid team-mates in testing negative for coronavirus

Martin Odegaard and Real Madrid squad test NEGATIVE for coronavirus following Norwegian’s initial positive test after footage emerges of midfielder shaking hands with the entire Real Sociedad bench hours before his first test Martin Odegaard made just his third Real Madrid appearance on Sunday But reports in Spain say he tested positive for coronavirus following … Read more Martin Odegaard joins Real Madrid team-mates in testing negative for coronavirus

Sort out testing… or else: Teaching union warns Government schools could be forced to close again

Sort out coronavirus testing… or else: Teaching union warns Government that schools could be forced to close again unless emergency measures are taken Union demands children and school staff be made a ‘high priority’ for testing  It tells PM to not take support for the wider reopening of schools ‘for granted’ The union also suggests … Read more Sort out testing… or else: Teaching union warns Government schools could be forced to close again

Britain’s biggest Covid testing lab ‘is prioritising Premiership Rugby stars’ 

Britain’s biggest Covid-19 testing lab is prioritising Premiership Rugby stars and travellers to Dubai, company insiders have claimed.  Randox Laboratories in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, reportedly also regularly fails to provide test results within 24 hours to members of the public.  The lab is responsible for a quarter of all community tests across the UK after … Read more Britain’s biggest Covid testing lab ‘is prioritising Premiership Rugby stars’ 

Matt Hancock denies that government didn’t plan for spike in testing demand

Matt Hancock has denied the Government failed to plan for a surge in demand for coronavirus tests, and claimed the spike at up to four times capacity was ‘very, very hard to predict’. Batting off criticism, he blamed the public of applying for tests when they didn’t have symptoms and accused Britons in self-isolation of … Read more Matt Hancock denies that government didn’t plan for spike in testing demand

Care home residents ‘dying of loneliness’ as testing delays expose ‘huge staff shortages’

Vulnerable people living in care homes are ‘dying of loneliness,’ as they’re deprived from seeing families due to lockdown, while delays in testing have exposed ‘huge staff shortages,’ in the sector, it has been claimed. Baroness Ros Altmann, a former Minister of State for pensions, welcomed Matt Hancock‘s announcement yesterday that care home residents would … Read more Care home residents ‘dying of loneliness’ as testing delays expose ‘huge staff shortages’