RE: PCR going nowhere . Government winter covid plan .19 Sep 2021 11:59
It mentions that free lateral flow tests will also be ending and it’s up to businesses and the private sector to cover the cost . This again should see an increase in PCR . I’m not sure how it will affect our upcoming LFT sales . Hopefully once the government stop buying innova tatt and it is left up to businesses they may be more picky and selective with what they buy and insist on the best LFT ?
PCR going nowhere . Government winter covid plan .19 Sep 2021 11:56
PCR mentioned several times in the governments autumn/winter covid plan 2021.
Highlights below .
“Rapid asymptomatic testing is an important tool to help reduce the spread of the virus, while supporting people to manage their own risk and the risks to others. The Government will therefore continue to provide the public with access to free lateral flow tests in the coming months. People may wish to use regular rapid testing to help manage periods of risk such as after close contact with others in a higher risk environment, or before spending prolonged time with a more vulnerable person. At a later stage, as the Government’s response to the virus changes, universal free provision of LFDs will end, and individuals and businesses using the tests will bear the cost. The Government will engage widely on the form of this model as it is developed, recognising that rapid testing could continue to have an important, ongoing role to play in future.
Contact tracing will continue through the autumn and winter. This means NHS Test and Trace will continue to check with all positive cases whether they need support to self- isolate, find out who they may have passed the virus onto and alert those contacts, and ask all contacts to take a PCR test as soon as possible to help identify positive cases. Since 16 August, in England, under 18s and those who are fully vaccinated no longer need to self-isolate if they are identified as a contact. With over 80% of over 16s having received two vaccine doses,[footnote 19] the majority of adults and all children are no longer required to self-isolate. If they are identified as a contact, they are advised to take a PCR test and only need to self-isolate if positive.
To confront this risk, the Government has developed a range of tools to reduce the risk of variants emerging, stop and slow importation of the most dangerous variants, identify new variants and outbreaks, and ensure the Government is ready to respond if outbreaks occur.”
“Domestic sequencing capacity has been enhanced in 2021 and will continue to increase over the coming months, enabling a higher number of PCR positive cases to undergo whole genome sequencing, improving the detection of variants. In addition, wastewater testing and the use of new technology, such as genotype assay testing, have been expanded as an additional surveillance function to detect variants and outbreaks.”
This has indeed been a tough hold this last six months .
Aim is based on sentiment and on low volume trading days like today the share price can drift 5% either way.
The “Botty Boys “ have been out in force today which says it all really . It’s a buy !
U.K. Travel testing isn’t Novacyt bread and butter . It never has been .
PCR is going nowhere , yourgene has recently been awarded a £34 million contract for their in house PCR testing . We have ex big pharma staff jumping ship to join our company . These guys are intelligent , top calibre recruits and will have done plenty of research into NCYT before leaving very well paid jobs to start a fresh .
We are not just a covid stock , we have over 500 diagnostic tests at market .
The world is waking up to how important POC diagnostics are , covid has sped up this . The company have done a fantastic job of keeping up to variant detection and suitable tests but have been dry bummed by an over ordering , unknowledgeable , untrustworthy and panic stricken DHSC .
The board have not done enough to calm investors nerves or sell or promote the company either . Hopefully DA will rectify this .
There will be some of the old guard on here , myself included who are kicking them selves for not selling at £12 . If I did all my profits would be re invested into this fantastic company .
Your bang on the money there troublesome . Putting up NI to pay for social care although if they carry on not protecting the old folks homes and keeping the elderly and vulnerable safely protected with accurate testing there may not be many of them left . I’m sure the government would hate that , wouldn’t they ??
I think you are right RBM they are talking about ending PCR tests on returnees to the U.K. from most world wide destinations if you are double jabbed . Luckily we are involved in genomic sequencing which can only be done via PCR and we have LFT coming to market soon . We also have worldwide sales to fall back on . So hopefully protected in the long term but I expect more volatility . This decision by the government will come back to haunt them . Been double jabbed does not stop the spread and many double jabbed are dying . It is all about control and making things harder for the unjabbed. At least after having a PCR before returning from ****stan , turkey etc you know 100% that you are free from covid . Upon dropping these tests and if the government carry on using in accurate LFT they will be unleashing covid on this island yet again and many will suffer .
The bbc and the media are on a mission against PCR at the moment Wilson . Plenty of rogue PCR testing companies not delivering on time . Randox been one of them . Weekly bioinformatics schedules should be mandatory as we do with our tests . Regulation will be tightened and as all the rogue traders shut up shop it will send more tests our way . It’s all about variant control and genomic sequencing now and this can only be done with PCR testing . Novacyt will do very well out of this . Sharon pea**** head of COG U.K. is well aware of Novacyt as she has featured on our webinars .