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210204 | Covid-19: How the UK is using lateral flow tests in the pandemic | BMJ

Public Health England’s evaluation of the Innova test showed that its
sensitivity was 79.2% when used by trained laboratory scientists, 73%
when used by trained healthcare staff, but only 57.5% when used by track
and trace centre staff employed by the pharmacy chain Boots

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Where the tests have been used among asymptomatic people in real world  read more »

210217 | Nationwide ‘surge testing’ to see 400,000 coronavirus tests sent to homes every day The plans are part of Boris Johnso

Key points -

  • Individuals will be encouraged to use the lateral flow tests whether or
    not they have symptoms, with the Royal Mail told to prepare for
    delivering 400,000 each day
  • Rapid-testing kits deliver results in just half an hour but are less
    precise than alternatives, with regulators previously expressing concern
    at trusting untrained people to use them effectively  read more »

210112 | Holiday home owner tried to get £10,000 Covid-19 grant had no right to; Ombudsman said Cornwall Council not at fault

Holiday home owner tried to get Covid-19 grant he had no right to

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman said that Cornwall Council was not at fault in refusing a holiday home owner's claim for a £10,000 Covid-19 business grant  read more »

210211 | Cornwall Council Cabinet recommends budget which invests in residents' priorities | 1.99%, +3% Gov adult SC £1.52/week

If budget is adopted, council tax will rise by 1.99%, plus an extra 3% for the Government precept for adult social care. This is equivalent to an extra £1.52 a week for the average property (band D).  read more »


210210 | Cornwall Council calls for action to tackle growing crisis in Cornish fishing industry

Cornwall Council calls for action to tackle growing crisis in Cornish fishing industry

 
 

Cornwall Council has joined fishing industry leaders in calling on government to address a growing crisis in the sector due to complicated new export rules, a lack of clarity about fishing quotas, and an increase in red tape.  read more »

210210 | Bees: Britain is breaking its promise of better bee protections

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This is urgent! Britain is breaking its promise of better bee protections by allowing a bee-killing poison banned in the EU to be used on our fields!  read more »

210123 | "Let the adults take over" says business owner, as his supply chain collapses

All of these people interestingly all say the same thing. We were not given the time required to adjust to the deal agreed on the 24th December, and to put the systems in place to avoid the chaos that is now unfolding.

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210120 | Cornwall councillors have called on the Government to provide immediate extra funding for adult social care as well as

"Cllr Kirkham said: “Boris said on the steps of Downing Street ‘I will sort out social care in 100 days’ – now we have another increase on taxpayers. It is very frustrating, it makes me very, very angry.”

She said that the council was having to put the burden of funding social care services on residents who cannot afford it."

 

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210119 | Furious Cornish locals say tourists from GERMANY are travelling to the area to stay in holiday lets during Covid lockdo

Furious Cornish locals say tourists from GERMANY are travelling to the area to stay in holiday lets during Covid lockdown amid row over city dwellers fleeing to their second homes

  • John Rowe, 52, said a German family asked him for directions during lockdown
  • Local politicians concerned over Britons staying in second homes or holiday lets
  • Police in region fined £1,400 to seven people who rented holiday let for party
  • The comments come amid a crackdown on people travelling during lockdown

210114 | Eustice grilled on his fishing deal

Eustice grilled on his fishing deal

 George Eustice MP (Conservative, Camborne & Redruth)
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210113 | Shielding support for clinically extremely vulnerable residents

Shielding support for clinically extremely vulnerable residents

210114 | Covid-19 outbreak confirmed at The Beeches Nursing Home in Hayle | The home remains closed to visitors

Covid-19 outbreak confirmed at The Beeches Nursing Home in Hayle

The home remains closed to visitors  read more »

200113 | Covid update for Cornwall and beyond

Cornwall & IoS COVID 19 Cases: 7 Day Rolling Average

Covid update for Cornwall and beyond

210112 | Follow the rules or there could be tragic consequences’ - Newquay carer’s no-nonsense message after - Cornwall Council

‘Follow the rules or there could be tragic consequences’ - Newquay carer’s no-nonsense message after contracting Covid-19

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210112 | Soaring Covid-19 cases in Newquay are now comparable to areas of London - Cornwall Council

Soaring Covid-19 cases in Newquay are now comparable to areas of London

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