Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2020, Analysis of data for statutory notifications of infectious diseases (NOIDS) in England and Wales for 2020. Please clarify.

Dominic O'Hooley made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Public Health England

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Dear Public Health England,

As COVID-19 is classified as a notifiable disease, please clarify why the NOIDS (notifications of infectious diseases) reported numbers for COVID-19 for each week are so much lower than other specific official governmental statistics.

As a pertinent example:

The government reported 35,928 new cases of Covid -19 on 20 December 2020 alone, yet for the entire week ended 20 December 2020, only 50 new cases were reported by Public Health England to NOIDS (notifications of infectious diseases).

Yours faithfully,

Dominic O'Hooley

Gadawodd Amanda Johnstone anodiad ()

Dear Dominic

The figure you have referred to is from the 'Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2020' which only includes suspected C-19 cases +/- confirmation with the dodgy PCR test reported by RMP's.

"Registered medical practitioners (RMPs) have a statutory duty to notify the ‘proper officer’ at their local council or local health protection team (HPT) of suspected cases of certain infectious diseases.

Complete a notification form immediately on diagnosis of a suspected notifiable disease. Don’t wait for laboratory confirmation of a suspected infection or contamination before notification."

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notifiable-d...

The figures that are reported by the UKG include all folk that have tested +ve with the dodgy PCR test in various locations, such as drive-through and walk-through test sites, mobile testing units, via home test kits and so on. The +ve results are reported by the laboratories separately and are accessed here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

I'm not saying this is ideal, just that it's the reality.

Regards
Amanda Johnstone

Gadawodd Rosalind Kellett anodiad ()

For information thank you:-

R Kellett

The PHE data that goes against the narrative - Hunting down symptomatic COVID-19 - PANDA

https://pandata.org/the-phe-data-that-go...

FOI, Public Health England

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Dear FOI,

The response to your request has been delayed. You can say that, by law, the authority should normally have responded promptly and by 1 February 2021.

Yours sincerely,

Dominic O'Hooley

FOI, Public Health England

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OFFICIAL
Dear Dominic O'Hooley

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request, sent on 01 February 2021.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
Tel: 020 8327 6920
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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