In the Herald today as part of its campaign to help with the pandemic strategy:
The chief executive of the firm which owns Glasgow Airport has thrown the gauntlet down to government to support the aviation sector, declaring that mass testing must be pressed into action to get the stricken industry back up and running.
‘Thrown down the gauntlet?‘ Is that a tad confrontational? does it imply the Government is being a tad unhelpful on purpose?
And, ‘government?’ Neither ‘UK Government’ nor ‘Scottish Government’ is used. The aviation industry is a reserved matter so it would have helped, to inform the readers, that is the former which is responsible and that the Scottish Government is not.
Friend of the Tusker, Brenda Steele, has done this already today so here it is again:
Professor Allyson Pollock spells it out.
Mass testing of the populace is a waste of money.
If you can’t be bothered watching the video:
The tests miss large numbers of pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic cases who then, emboldened by a negative result, go straight off to become super-spreaders.