Little trace of sense in outsourced coronavirus test regime | Letters

Readers are unimpressed by the farcical nature of the UK’s test-and-trace system

The NHS Test and Trace situation is now quite farcical (UK Covid testing system has ‘huge problems’, admits Boris Johnson, 16 September).

It is silly to put so much emphasis on a test. Most infected people are asymptomatic, can’t or won’t get tested, or give a false negative result. The current test-and-trace system will not control outbreaks.

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