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Another Covid scam...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ellal, 27 May 2021.

  1. ellal

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    Passengers refused boarding amid testing confusion

    It appears an NHS test is good enough to work in the NHS...

    But not good enough to fly...

    Why is that?

    Oh that's right, "the UK government advises that only private providers can be used for PCR tests for travel"

    From Easyjet, "Passengers travelling to Portugal are currently required to present a negative Covid test on departure, which includes providing documentation from a private provider"

    Kerching!
     
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  3. bernardgreen

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    Sally Shiels says some of the passengers refused boarding had tried to use negative test results obtained from NHS Track and Trace. Tests through NHS Track and Trace are free, but you must be showing symptoms and book an appointment at a test centre.

    Sally thinks some passengers may have sought NHS tests to avoid paying the costs of a private test which can cost between £50 and over £100.
     
  4. ellal

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    Read it again...

    "Imogen is an NHS worker and had taken a PCR test that was available to her in her workplace"

    Nothing to do with having symptoms, just a routine test that just happens to be free.

    Most people working in areas such as hospitality get given free tests.

    This is a money making scam!
     
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    If NHS tests were acceptable for travel then masses of people would be feigning symptoms to obtain a free of charge test from the NHS. This would overload the NHS testing service.
     
  6. ellal

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    No it wouldn't...

    If this is a public health issue, then it should be a public service doing the tests...

    Instead private companies charge way over the odds and are cashing in...

    So tell me this...

    Do you think that the requirement to buy a test to fly will ever end?
     
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    Probably not for a very long time, if ever.
     
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    Perhaps Matt Hancock or Grant Shapps has a neighbour in the "private testing" business.
     
  10. ellal

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    Even if the 'virus' is declared beaten?

    It's been shown that so called liquid bombs pose no threat, so why still keep the over 100ml ban?

    Oh that's right, it's a money maker in the departure lounge!

    We are not going back to 'normal', and the 'new normal' is being shaped to further private profits!
     
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    A test and a document which states you are free from any communicable disease should be introduced to anyone travelling to another country would be a vey good idea.
     
  12. ellal

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    Good luck with that one...

    Over 5,000 transmittable viruses have been discovered so far...

    I assume you would also prevent anyone with for example HIV from travelling?

    Or warts?
     
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