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Monday, April 05, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday everyone in England will be able to take a COVID-19 test twice a week in a new drive to track the pandemic as society reopens and the vaccine rollout continues at its rapid rate.

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Twice a week rapid testing is a way to identify new cases quickly and contain them. Sounds like a good plan considering the toll long term covid is taking on healthcare workers in the UK:

Strain on NHS as tens of thousands of staff suffer long Covid

Intense pressures on the already overstretched NHS are being exacerbated by the tens of thousands of health staff who are sick with long Covid, doctors and hospital bosses say.

At least 122,000 NHS personnel have the condition, the Office for National Statistics disclosed in a detailed report that showed 1.1 million people in the UK were affected by the condition. That is more than any other occupational group and ahead of teachers, of whom 114,000 have it.


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#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-04-05 09:38 AM | Reply

The consequences of this pandemic are long from over. We will be dealing with it for years to come.

#2 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2021-04-05 12:33 PM | Reply

#2 We will be dealing with it for the rest of our lives.

But that isn't surprising. Were still dealing with the Civil War, for example.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-05 12:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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