Could this be our way back to the Ground?

Curryman

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Just something I found on the internet but don't know what truth there is in it.

CORONAVIRUS tests which give results within five minutes could be key to reopening nightclubs and sports stadiums, as Boris Johnson prepares to publish his "roadmap" out of lockdown.

Avacta, a Yorkshire biotech firm, has developed a coronavirus test that gives more accurate results within five to ten minutes, compared to the existing American Innova test. The UK Government has spent more than £1 billion on the Innova tests, which give results in 30 minutes.

The tests could be essential for the Prime Minister’s Operation Moonshot, which proposes night-time and sports industries use fast tests to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Lateral flow tests (LFTs) are set to be proposed by Mr Johnson for mass testing in schools to give fast results.

The one “ticket and test” proposal sees event-goers sent an LFT the day before, with refunds issued to those who test positive.

The new Avacta tests could massively alter the proposal, where event-goers could get tested for coronavirus at the entrance.

Details on the Avacta test were published in the Huffington Post, which said the tests were being given their final assessments at the Government’s Porton Down laboratory.

Should regulators approve Avacta, British manufacturers BBI and Abingdon will produce two million tests a day for after Easter.

An initial evaluation of the Avacta test conducted on patients in a Spanish hospital found that it had a “sensitivity” of 96.7 percent on cases with high viral loads, seen as the key measure by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

On a similar measure, the Innova test had a sensitivity of 78.3 per cent.

An insider said to the Huffington Post the five-minute test means “entry to venues will be truly rapid”.

They added: “This is of huge significance to the economy.”

The outlet also spotlighted Mologic, another UK biotech company, has submitted a test with results given within 10 to 15 minutes.

The Department of Health and Social Care is currently waiting on trial results to give either or both approval.

Good news if the above turns out to be true.
 

Tangerinemoss

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I must admit I assumed, like most, that once all adults had been vaccinated, the risk would reduce and we would pretty much go back to our normal lives, albeit with some retractions. The Government and SAGE now seem to be much more cautious, and I have to confess I do not entirely understand why, all other vaccinations of which I am aware stop transmission of the disease. I am aware that they are paranoid about having to have another lock down, as a dig, I am delighted that they finally understand what could happen 12 months too late.

Anyway, this looks hopeful, although the logistics of holding a crowd whilst individual tests are carried out could be fun for venues. I had to smile at the suggestion of sending tests to people 24 hours earlier, I am sure it would never occur to anyone to get someone else to give the sample for them !!

All positives, and let's get on with preparing for the next crisis.
 

fcblackpool

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Just something I found on the internet but don't know what truth there is in it.

CORONAVIRUS tests which give results within five minutes could be key to reopening nightclubs and sports stadiums, as Boris Johnson prepares to publish his "roadmap" out of lockdown.

Avacta, a Yorkshire biotech firm, has developed a coronavirus test that gives more accurate results within five to ten minutes, compared to the existing American Innova test. The UK Government has spent more than £1 billion on the Innova tests, which give results in 30 minutes.

The tests could be essential for the Prime Minister’s Operation Moonshot, which proposes night-time and sports industries use fast tests to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Lateral flow tests (LFTs) are set to be proposed by Mr Johnson for mass testing in schools to give fast results.

The one “ticket and test” proposal sees event-goers sent an LFT the day before, with refunds issued to those who test positive.

The new Avacta tests could massively alter the proposal, where event-goers could get tested for coronavirus at the entrance.

Details on the Avacta test were published in the Huffington Post, which said the tests were being given their final assessments at the Government’s Porton Down laboratory.

Should regulators approve Avacta, British manufacturers BBI and Abingdon will produce two million tests a day for after Easter.

An initial evaluation of the Avacta test conducted on patients in a Spanish hospital found that it had a “sensitivity” of 96.7 percent on cases with high viral loads, seen as the key measure by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

On a similar measure, the Innova test had a sensitivity of 78.3 per cent.

An insider said to the Huffington Post the five-minute test means “entry to venues will be truly rapid”.

They added: “This is of huge significance to the economy.”

The outlet also spotlighted Mologic, another UK biotech company, has submitted a test with results given within 10 to 15 minutes.

The Department of Health and Social Care is currently waiting on trial results to give either or both approval.

Good news if the above turns out to be true.
It certainly will help. However, I think these things are more for individual settings like care homes than sports stadiums. The issue would be the number of people in queues and the SD aspect, then waiting for the result; where for example, and finally how to deal with failed tests.

Even with only 20% capacity it's going to be problematic.

On a brighter note, there no reason why 2 jabbers can't go in and therefore no reason why you shouldn't be able to buy food and drinks.
 

Wizaard

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More real British Tech 👍

I must admit I assumed, like most, that once all adults had been vaccinated, the risk would reduce and we would pretty much go back to our normal lives, albeit with some retractions. The Government and SAGE now seem to be much more cautious, and I have to confess I do not entirely understand why, all other vaccinations of which I am aware stop transmission of the disease. I am aware that they are paranoid about having to have another lock down, as a dig, I am delighted that they finally understand what could happen 12 months too late.

Anyway, this looks hopeful, although the logistics of holding a crowd whilst individual tests are carried out could be fun for venues. I had to smile at the suggestion of sending tests to people 24 hours earlier, I am sure it would never occur to anyone to get someone else to give the sample for them !!

All positives, and let's get on with preparing for the next crisis.
The worry is that the virus could mutate, as we're already seeing, and the vaccinations arent as effective.
 

Scaramanga

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The worry is that the virus could mutate, as we're already seeing, and the vaccinations arent as effective.
The virus does and will mutate. The good news is the vaccine is designed to be tweaked to beat it. We need to be back at Bloomfield road in August. End of.
 
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