The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167504   Message #4137395
Posted By: Steve Shaw
21-Feb-22 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
Subject: RE: BS: New news on the pandemic COVID-19
No more free lateral flow tests after April 1. It's being predicted that a box of seven may cost £20. That means that the vast majority of people will stop self-testing. To me, the two main tenets of exercising personal responsibility, which is what the government now expects from us, are getting the vaccines and frequent testing (and keeping away from people if you test positive). I also note that boosters for most will not be provided until the autumn. For me, that will mean a whole year between boosters. I can't help thinking that Johnson is making wrong calls again. I think he's counting on a big seasonal drop in infection numbers. He'd better be right. I know that most countries charge big money for tests and that the UK is an exception. So mixed feelings this end.