UK virologists criticise handling of Covid testing contracts

Exclusive: experts say decisions apparently being made on ideological grounds

A group of Britain’s leading virus experts say mistakes are being made in the handling of the Covid pandemic, with testing contracts awarded on apparently ideological grounds to private sector companies rather than based on expertise.

In a letter to England’s chief medical officer and the chief scientific adviser, nearly 70 clinical virologists say they have been sidelined by the government and excluded from discussions on how to respond to the pandemic.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: UK virologists criticise handling of Covid testing contracts ———

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