across the UK there is no effective testing programme for the voronavirus
Yesterday a friend of mine was told to go to a COVID-19 testing centre in a hospital car park about an hour’s drive away. After she had struggled to get there, queued in line in the car park for another hour, she was told there were no testing kits left and sent home in tears.
My friend Pam is in a high risk group because of her chronic asthma, and is extremely worried about this pandemic.
Personally, I have been very ill on-and-off since my birthday over a month ago. I haven’t been tested, haven’t been in hospital, and have no support at home ~ other than my friend Pam who buys groceries for me and leaves them outside my building’s street door. I am officially quarantined.
The UK has the third highest COVID-19 death rate after the USA and Italy. Some 27,000 have died here from the coronavirus.
Doesn’t look like we will be getting out of lockdown any time soon.
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