Public Health Scotland’s spreadsheet algorithm has had an error leading to over-statement of contact tracing results. They are worse than they seemed before BUT…they’re still far better than the jackals seem to think.
The opposition parties and their media pals cannot contain their glee. Like supporters of a ‘minnow team’ who beat the Rangers one-nil, once in a 100 years, they cannot contain themselves enough to hear the full story.
First, the 24 hour target does not exist. In May, SAGE suggested that for a test and trace system to be effective, 80% contacted within 48 hours was desirable.
Second, in only one of the weeks in question (WE 27 September) did the percentage contacted within 48 hours fall below 80%, to 74%.
Third, current performance is 96% in 48 hours!
In week-ending 8th November, Public Health Scotland reported:
Fourth, in Conservative England:
In the week-ending 14th October, only 59.6% were contacted, at all, ever, by England’s outsourced and ‘world-beating’ test and trace system. In the week before the figure was 62.6%.
Sit down boys and girls.