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Will Dido Harding have her Kate Bingham moment?

Posted On: 16 Sep 2021   |   Posted By: Conservative Home

Over the last couple of weeks there has been an enormous uproar over what has been called the “pingdemic”. In short, the number of people who are now told to isolate, having received a notification by the NHS Test and Trace app. Over 600,000 people in England have been asked to self-isolate in the week to July 14.
Clearly the programme is having a very disruptive effect on multiple industries. According to Sky news, 300 workers on the tube have been told to self-isolate - and subsequently TFL has had no choice but to shut two of its main lines. Similar problems are reported on railways, which have reduced their timetables.
Even more worryingly, England is “ facing weeks of disruption to bin collection, transport and food supply due to staff self-isolating ”. Already there are troublesome photographs of empty supermarket shelves across the newspapers, and this will no doubt lead to panic among the public.
The Government's answer to all this is to allow more key workers to take part in its daily ...

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