Testing for All works to limit testing inequality


Testing for All is helping small employers and individuals access antibody tests by making them available at £42 each out of fear that “testing inequality” could fuel greater financial inequality, as private schools and big businesses have introduced testing to allow pupils and employees to return to school and work but state schools and small businesses are left to rely on the state. Among the employers adopting antibody testing for staff are Credit Suisse, Ocado, and Premier League football, which was able to restart its season after rapid antigen testing of players and backroom staff. The UK government has a contract to buy 10 million testing kits from Roche, and is using them to test NHS workers. Critics complain that testing in the UK is “chaotic and confused” and lacks a proper strategy.

Writer: James Tapper
Publication: Guardian