"How on earth can you defend that people invested were being told the absolute opposite of the actual facts"
No-one is doing that.
What we have is a group of people who don't understand how these sorts of companies work, or these sort of contracts operate, speculating about what they have or haven't been told, misunderstanding documentation, over analysing simple statements and whipping themselves up into a frenzy, egged on by people who have an agenda and who, only weeks ago, they'd not have listened to... and we mustn't forget those accounts that only appear at certain times and only post negatively.
Frankly, some people need to take a deep breath, switch off their computer and not look at this share for a few weeks.
"It is simple to show that CEO cant do the job and making very bad for shareholder too. How can shareholder form an action group and request extra meeting to kick him and all BOD off then we are looking someone can command this company . It is all lie and tweet all the time about contact and now they said all Covid contact is gone."
Another semi-illiterate moron to add to the green bin.
Old news (many of us are also invested in BRH, who own Paraytec). Not a threat to ODX as a different focus. More of a threat to GDR (and better than what GDR has at present, as it can be rolled out to other diseases relatively easily).
"They could have chosen any other Greek letter why an anagram of Moronic. They are taking the Michael keeping us where they want us for the sake of big Pharma. If if it means more LFT sales......carry on destroying our lives."
Oh great... *another* Covidiot infesting the board.
"...but I do believe ODX’s side of things could have been handled better."
I don't think the ODX side of things has been perfect - but as someone who has experienced DHSC in the last couple of years, I can understand entirely why that might be. Quite often, when I'm talking to my board, I have to honestly say "I don't know" or give them the news that DHSC/HMG have changed their minds *yet* again.
And it's only going to get worse, as winter pressures - including an increased 4th/5th* Covid wave - hit and the government's/DHSC's attention is focused on trying to push through the Health and Care Bill 2021-22 through Parliament.
Nothing to do with my personal politics (although I would argue that there is fairly widespread cross party agreement - including amongst some Tories - that this government is "entirely incompetent, corrupt and driven by the latest right wing gutter press headline") - my main objection to their behaviour is the fact that the flagrant breaches of the rules has resulted in a sh*tmess that has undermined the UK's response to Covid and goes against my 'procedural' geek tendencies...
RE: Belgium reports first case of new variant26 Nov 2021 13:47
I understand from a relatively reliable source that two suspected cases of B.1.1.529 have been reported already in the UK (let's see how long it takes the government to admit this)...
The government has closed down travel routes with a number of sub-Saharan African countries that have reported cases with some alacrity - however, it is still allowing travel from a other countries with suspected/confirmed cases. Which makes no sense at all.
"A little harsh Regulator, many of us have experience of running public companies and we have a right as shareholders to express our disappointment. I realise you are very knowledgeable but I understand you background is within the NHS so on this occasion your faith in Colin, as was mine, is misplaced."
As I have indicated previously, although my background is in the NHS, I currently work in the commercial sector 'with' rather than 'for' the NHS.
And we have to take into account that ODX were having to deal with a department that has lost many of its most senior and experienced civil servants, and with policy being decided on the fly by a government that is entirely incompetent, corrupt and driven by the latest right wing gutter press headline. I know just how hard that is. I have had the experience of dealing with DHSC and the NHS on procurement and contracting matters throughout the pandemic - and it has been absolutely shambolic! Far worse than anything we've experienced previously (and that was bad enough).