Who ya gonna call? Scotland’s excellent infection outbreak busters!

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With 99.7% of contacts made in community outbreaks in Scotland, Public Health Scotland‘s teams have contacted 98.14% of all tourists who should have isolated after visiting high risk countries.

With only 4 cases in Aberdeen and only 1 in the surrounding county on Friday, the pub crawl spike by immature males is under control. With only 6 in Glasgow an other 6 in nearby Coatbridge, the teenage house party (an ’empty?’) spike will be soon closed down.

Remember the Dumfries and Motherwell spikes? Shut down in days.

The Coupar Angus outbreak, big but simple, is next. The teams (above) are all over it. I give it a week at most.

You have to say, because your Nomedia are certainly not saying it for you:

This is a damned fine show chaps, chapesses!

We must thinking of retiring our Leadership Correspondent, Wing Commander (Rtd) Blinky ‘Rear-gunner’ Thompson.

Before we go, a bit of context:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/21/outsourced-firms-miss-46-of-covid-test-contacts-in-englands-worst-hit-areas
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10 thoughts on “Who ya gonna call? Scotland’s excellent infection outbreak busters!”

  1. “Serco’s chief executive, Rupert Soames, last week defended the fact that each contact tracer had so far contacted an average of just 2.4 contacts, but admitted that there were too many staff on the tracing contract. Serco’s contract is an ‘open book’ one, The New York Times reported, meaning its profit margin is based on an agreed percentage (reported to be below 5%) of total costs.”

    More the merrier for Serco. Contract renewed today?

    “Serco was initially contracted for £108 million for fourteen weeks up from the contract start date up to the 23rd August, with the option to extend for a longer period up to a value of £410 million in total. Sitel had a similar arrangement, with £84.2 million for the initial fourteen week period and £310 million in total if it were extended. The figures were revealed in redacted contracts published at the end of last month.”

    https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/ournhs/serco-and-sitel-get-more-public-money-despite-track-and-trace-fiasco/

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    1. That’s a seriously low net profit on this kind of contract( facilities), which it probably means the figure is for public consumption only.

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  2. Where is the questioning of bar owners in Aberdeen about their responsibilities? They are allowed unchallenged access to the media to bellyache about “loss of trade and the effect on jobs” and – prompted by the interviewer – “the lack of clarity in guidelines”.

    Outbreaks in food processing plants have been fairly common since the first one in Germany when restrictions were eased. Where are the interviews with food processing owners and managers?

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  3. Steady on there Prof. Many more stories like this and you will be on the SNP Junta’s hit list – for doing what ought to be their job for them.

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  4. I read the Guardian story yesterday and one paragraph stood out for me.

    A Serco spokesman said: “Serco and its team of specialist subcontractors has played an important part in helping reaching hundreds of thousands of people who might otherwise have passed on the virus. We are 93% successful in persuading people to isolate where we have been able to have conversations.”

    You couldn’t make it up but it doesn’t stop them.

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  5. The testing statistics in England…… over a million of the tests do not seem to have existed. Except as part of the statistics initially when double counting was done on a massive scale.

    “John Bye
    @_johnbye
    The government seems to have just admitted that 1.3 million tests they claimed to have “made available” never actually existed!

    Even by their low standards, this is an impressive new level of incompetence.

    John Bye
    @_johnbye
    ·
    13 Aug
    Replying to
    @_johnbye
    Today’s report also announces that the “made available” data is being withdrawn.

    This was always a nonsense number, counting tests when they were put in the post to hit arbitrary targets.

    Even after today’s correction there are 4 MILLION tests that were sent out but not used.

    John Bye
    @_johnbye
    ·
    13 Aug
    We also know that about –

    670,000 more tests than needed were sent to care homes
    500,000 home tests were never returned
    750,000 tests from Randox were recalled due to safety issues

    Maybe leaving 2 million gathering dust on warehouse shelves?

    John Bye
    @_johnbye
    · 1 Aug
    1) 1,071,103 tests were sent out as part of the “whole care home” testing programme.

    But they came in boxes of 50, regardless of how many a home asked for.

    Only 397,197 test results were reported.

    So 673,906 of the tests seem to have been left unused.

    More here. https://twitter.com/_johnbye/status/1293681080780890112

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  6. Really should have used the Original cast rather than the ones from one of the most universally revoked and unpopular movies in recent years. The image rpather counters the message.

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