40% of Cornwall’s Covid-19 contacts are missing, warn public health chiefs

Posted By on 7th August 2020

By Anne North The government’s “world beating” test and trace system is failing to identify about 40% of people in Cornwall who have had contact with Covid-19, according to Cornwall…


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  1. In response to the reported lack of engagement with this, perhaps if people could see the relevance of self-quarantine they would be more likely to participate? What proportion of those asked to isolate actually go on to have a positive test within the 14 days? I am under the impression that it is a low level, thus another example of significant inconvenience – or worse! – to many, for little gain; and therefore little incentive to comply.

    Notwithstanding the bewildering reversals of face-covering policies, this initiative must be one of the most discredited aspects of many shambolic events during this period, and needs more than just cajoling to encourage greater participation.

    Lockdown was delayed for a week due to alleged fears of “participation fatigue”, yet months on is extended at a moments notice!

    More information and less diktat would be appreciated.

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