A prominent oncology professor has cautioned that Britain has become obsessed with using COVID rapid lateral flow testing, despite the fact that most people don’t have any symptoms, claiming that it is harming the economy and delaying “life-saving work” in hospitals.
Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George’s Hospital, University of London, describes the widespread usage of the tests as “mania” and “hysteria,” writing in the Daily Mail that “it is equal to national self-harm.”
“Hospitals, transport networks, our postal and rubbish collection services and hundreds of thousands of British businesses are now being crippled because of a mania over checking people for an infection that they may have no symptoms for,” he adds.
Dalgleish writes that because of people constantly testing and discovering positive results, then having to isolate, even though they have no symptoms and are likely unable to transmit the virus, “everyday life – and the economy – is at risk of grinding to a halt.”
“And even more worrying, crucial life-saving work is being jeopardised, with more than 40,000 NHS staff unable to attend work for at least two days last week,” the professor further notes.
“At least 10% of employees at numerous hospitals were on sick leave or in self-isolation,” Dalgleish claims. “To keep wards open in London hospitals, 200 military personnel, including 40 doctors from the armed services, had to be deployed.”
The professor further described self-imposed lockdowns as “insanity,” noting that the Omicron variety is mild but “rampant,” with isolation doing little to fight its spread.
He adds, “The real harm is caused by forcing NHS staff with mild or no symptoms to stay off work,” adding, “This crisis is self-inflicted – and one we must act to limit now.”