Sumary of Britain, the covid-19 laboratory:
- Announcing the latest easing of restrictions on April 5th, the prime minister looked forward to a pub trip where he would “cautiously but irreversibly”.
- There are technical issues to overcome, including how to incorporate negative test results and how to knit together various databases..
- Thanks to Britain enormous genetic-sequencing capacity, by the middle of March nearly half of positive PCR results were being examined..
- On April 5th the government announced that everyone in England would have access to twice-weekly lateral-flow tests, which are less likely to pick up the virus than PCR ones but offer a fast turnaround…