Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:40 pm
Comparing Covid19 with flu is like comparing a Spitfire to a Jumbo jet. The problem is childishly simple, we have screwed up test, trace and isolate and we have given inconsistent guidance and confused people. so infection control isn't working properly.
That leaves us (as so often in the UK) with nothing but damage limitation strategies, face covering, distancing and high levels of hygiene so that most folk can get back to work and the grouse moors don't go bust.
The difficulty with the disease is that its impact is unpredictable and therefore keeping infection at the lowest level possible ensures that health services stand a chance of coping. If test, trace and isolate was working effectively there would be less of a problem and if we could be sure of symptoms that would help, but as things stand some of the routine diseases that children pick up and bring home at the start of term look like Covid and the testing system needs to determine whether it is or it isn't.
John Milner Fairly tolerant PPL/IR flying a TB 20 from Gloucestershire