Michael Savage (@michaelsavage )

Michael Savage

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iPhone : Sam Thanks it’s a good piece but doesn’t answer the key question - why and how has Germany been able to test so much more? How was it able to increase capacity when others couldn’t?

iPhone : Germany’s incredible access to testing continues to astound, but although it’s been an issue since the start of this, I’m still unclear why... lab capacity? Manufacturing base? Did it buy earlier? twitter.com/afp/status/124…

TweetDeck : U.S. health care providers make excess profits of $65 bn pa according to The Economist
Enough for 1.3 million ICU ventilators at $50,000 or to fund the hospital stays of millions of people who will require urgent treatment for COVID-19. Nicholas Mulder

iPhone : Particularly odd considering the UK’s life sciences reputation. What are the bottlenecks for UK testing? twitter.com/elliotttimes/s…

TweetDeck : Amazed that otherwise intelligent people are still comparing the current crisis to the Blitz in 1940. Gatherings of large numbers of people in close proximity to one another today, e.g. Parliament, are extremely dangerous; they were not in 1940.

TweetDeck : Just think of it this way...

We are Jack Leach and the NHS is Ben Stokes

All we have to do is stay in and assist our partner so they can get us through the battle!

Don’t be taking any risky singles though! Lyon might not be able to catch, but you could catch Corona!


TweetDeck : Candour about scale of challenge in prisons re #coronavirusuk from Robert Buckland - he says he has to consider the option of releasing some prisoners early to “alleviate pressures”. He says he’s “looking very carefully” at the position of 50 pregnant prisoners & those on remand

TweetDeck : UPDATE on coronavirus (#COVID19) testing in the UK:

As of 9am on 24 March, a total of 90,436 have been tested:

82,359 negative.
8,077 positive.

As of 1pm, 422 patients who tested positive for coronavirus have sadly died.

The digital dashboard will be updated later today.