A renowned oncology professor has warned that Britain has become obsessed with using COVID rapid lateral flow tests despite the fact that most people don’t have any symptoms, and that it is doing severe harm to the economy and hampering “life-saving work” in hospitals.
Describing the mass use of the tests as a “mania” and a “hysteria,” Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George’s Hospital, University of London writes in the Daily Mail that “it is tantamount 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 note that because of people obsessively testing and finding 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.
Dalgleish urges that “At least 10 per cent of staff at many hospitals were on sick leave or in self-isolation. In London hospitals, some 200 military personnel including 40 doctors from the armed forces had to be deployed to ensure wards could be kept open.”
Noting that the Omicron variant is very mild, but very ‘rampant’ with isolation doing little to combat its spread, the professor further describes self imposed lockdowns as “insanity.”
“The real harm is done by forcing NHS staff with mild or no symptoms to stay off work,” he writes, adding “This crisis is self-inflicted – and one we must act to limit now.”
As we noted last month, medics are warning of “the biggest cancer catastrophe ever to hit the NHS” after a report by the report by the National Audit Office (NAO) found that from the start of the pandemic “millions of people have avoided seeking, or been unable to obtain, healthcare.”
The report found that as many as 740,000 urgent cancer care referrals were missed in the UK owing to lockdowns and restrictions.
Dalgleish previously made headlines when he and Norwegian virologist Birger Sorensen presented compelling evidence suggesting the virus was originally manufactured in a laboratory.
As the scientists noted, they were ostracised and ignored in 2020 until a year later when intelligence findings revealed that workers at the Wuhan lab fell sick with COVID-19 symptoms in November 2019.