By Brenda Steele:
In this interview with the BBC, Professor Allyson Pollock spells it out.
Mass testing of the populace is a waste of money.
However this evidently has not percolated to the Scottish part of the BBC for the first question at the Scotgov Covid-19 press briefing from Lisa Summers was on this very subject.
https://mobile.twitter.com/scotgov/status/1326498723418034179 at about 20m 37s in
Not only did she not understand that mass testing in England was a waste of money, but she added her own special Scottish take. Apparently such tests “could make the difference to the level we find ourselves living in”.
By that I assume she means which tier. Where does that assertion come from? Nothing I have seen justifies this claim – quite the contrary if you listen to Professor Pollock.
When is the BBC going to give us reporters who know their subject well enough to ask sensible questions?
One of Lisa’s ‘best’: