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Should lateral flow tests be free again

Should free lateral flow tests be made available for UK users? There are calls for free Covid tests amid concerns about a new wave of the virus which is moving across the UK. Covid 19 has been steadily rising over the last month, with the seven day average gi…

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lateral flow tests used for monkey pox

Monkeypox, a new virus found in the UK could be detected by lateral flow tests in just 10 minutes in a new trial run by a lateral flow test producer. A small drop of finger-prick blood onto a lateral flow test and is said to be the first of its kind in Europ…

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The surge continues across Europe

European countries including the UK are experiencing a surge in Covid-19 hospital admissions. this has been driven by sub-variants of the highly infectious Omicron strain, along eith opening up of festivities including the jubilee. threatening a fresh global …

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Welsh continue to give free lateral flow tests

Access to free lateral flow tests will be extended in Wales until July 31 2022. According to latest Welsh Government press release. The Health Minister, Eluned Morgan has on Friday 24th June confirmed that tests will be available to the public that have Covid…

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a faint line for lateral flow tests

What does a faint line on lateral flow test really mean? Covid test results explained - and rules if it’s positive. Covid 19 appears to be on the up again in the UK. Rising once again across parts of the UK. With the newer BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants thoug…

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Testing into the USA

The Biden administration announced on Friday that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin to lift its requirement for travelers to test negative for Covid-19. According to a senior administration official and a US Centers For Disease Cont…

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Covid 19 and jubilee weekend rise

Why are cases rising of Covid 19 and should we be worried? Levels of immunity in the population have continued to increase as Omicron has continued to circulate without masks or social distancing. With good lateral flow tests along with the vaccines. The upti…

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Is a new Covid 19 wave about to hit the UK?

Is a new Covid 19 wave about to hit the UK? What we know about new Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 and will lateral flow tests work: BA.4 and BA.5 were behind a recent wave in South Africa, and is now gaining ground across the United States. BA.5 is belie…

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Covid is on the rise again in the UK

Covid infections in the UK are showing early signs of a possible rise. After a long period of decline. According the latest weekly Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures suggest. 990,000 people in the UK had coronavirus in the week ending 2 June, up fro…

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What are false positives with lateral flow tests

How the UK aims to drive up standards and removing poor performing tests. There is evidence that some COVID-19 tests especially lateral flow tests do not perform as expected and as disclosed in their instructions for use (IFU). For example, only 25% passed th…