In case you can't be bothered to read the Mail's rubbish, here's the highlights:
"A new Covid test said to be better than a lateral flow ... and it doesn't require a painful swab... All that is required from a patient is a routine blood test, which is already collected for virtually everyone admitted to hospital... the new test could give a diagnosis in just 10 minutes — compared to the half an hour it takes on average for a lateral flow. In emergency departments CURIAL-Rapide produced results in 45 minutes by the time a sample was taken and processed. This was quicker than the hour it took for lateral flows"
And here's me reading about the lack of vials for collecting bloods.
My 81 year old mother visited today and point blank refused to test as the last time she did a brain tickler her nose bled (and she claims that she didn't shove). Anyhoo, after seeing my sister do a blessed AffiDX, she relented and reported that it was perfectly acceptable.
Medusa are not currently selling Avacta's test. Perhaps that might be something to do with the fact that Avacta's test is only available for professional usage - a market Medusa19 are not targeting.
"but the Hermes driver will prove this is nonsense maybe tomorrow or shortly."
Calibre - the worldwide distributor who are currently selling Avacta's test are using FedEx in the UK to ship the tests. My tracking numbers tells me that FedEx have collected a package from Sheffield and will be shipping it to me tomorrow. Not maybe or shortly but tomorrow.
MrA: I don't think so, I placed my order early and the nice man said that I was one of the first and yet mine is only coming tomorrow. You'd think if there was a trickle of supply, they'd ship them out in the order they were ordered.
"The study found that it took more rounds of PCR testing to detect coronavirus in vaccinated people than unvaccinated individuals – 27 cycles versus 23 – suggesting that there was less virus present in the fully jabbed."
Anyone know of a test that reliably detects patients up to ct=27?
Not that anyone is interested, but mine was from Emma in the sales department.
It either means Calibre is a bunch of idiots (which is doubtful) or the E mail shared on Twitter t'other day saying they took deliver last Friday and are already all allocated was a load of boswellox - what kind of distribution company would take deliver of goods and not be able to ship until mid-week the following week?
Sorry for the laziness, but does anyone have a link to the government's planned minimum sensitivity required to pass through their new validation process - the one that Innova will get a temporary free pass?
IF, and that is obviously a massive if, Abakta can avoid being gobbled, then their IP, if its potential can be realised, could propel them to be amongst the big boys. Personally, I'm only holding out for £800, but I'll allow £1200-ish.
It does state: "Actual Study Start Date : July 16, 2021"
Which the glossary clarifies: "Study start date The actual date on which the first participant was enrolled in a clinical study. The "estimated" study start date is the date that the researchers think will be the study start date."
Which reads to me that AVA6K is already inside someone.