Just when you thought this couldn’t get any worse GP’s have called for the Government to include more symptoms in the official case definition of Covid, including a runny nose and a cold. That’s right, the common cold, which has been around for as long as anyone can remember is being lobbied to be added to the list of symptoms that would legally require you to self-isolate and take a Covid test.
Currently, Covid tests are supposedly available for those who have a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or have lost or noticed a change in their sense of smell or taste a.k.a a blocked nose.
In an open letter to the chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty, primary care academic Dr Alex Sohal said it is ‘”vital” to include runny nose and cold in the UK’s testing criteria in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidance.
The letter, supported by 140 east London GPs and healthcare professionals, said patients with mild symptoms such as a blocked nose, sore throat and headache “regularly” turn out test positive for SARS-CoV-2. The Daily Expose can tell you that so do people with no symptoms at all, and that’s because the PCR test should be thrown in the bin when it comes to testing for a live virus. The amount of false positives produced is beyond ridiculous.
Dr Sohal, Tower Hamlets GP and honorary clinical senior lecturer in primary care at Queen Mary University of London, said: “These patients have frequently not even considered that they may have Covid-19 and have not self-isolated in the crucial early days when they were most infectious.”
She added that GPs “have to advise patients to be dishonest to get a Covid-19 test”. Well the UK Government and it’s crazy circle of scientific advisors have been nothing but dishonest to the British public for the past year, so shall we call it a draw?
The letter said: “Tell the public, especially those who have to go out to work and their employers, that even those with mild symptoms (not only a cough, high temperature, and a loss of smell or taste) should not go out, prioritising the first five days of self-isolation when they are most likely to be infectious.”
We will be very surprised if these symptoms will be added to the authorities official list of “stay at home” symptoms before they end ‘Lockdown 3’ in name only and move back to the tier symptom. This is because they need to make it look like the lockdown actually worked. But you can guarantee a runny nose, and the common cold will be added to the official list to justify putting us into ‘Lockdown 4’.
You thought lockdown would end? This will never end until we all say it does.