8 questions concerning the lateral flow detection test

Louise May Creffield made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health and Social Care

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Louise May Creffield

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
1. Could you please provide the data showing the cross-reactivity (with different strains of the coronavirus and other respiratory viruses) of the latest lateral flow detection test developed by PHE Porton Down and Oxford University.
2. How was reproducibility established?
3. Given the published report by Liverpool City Council, does the DHSC accept that the actual infection rate is "mild"? The report can be located: https://liverpool.gov.uk/media/1359827/1...
4. Please release the data showing the incidence and death rates for COVID-19 in the population that is receiving primary and secondary preventative treatment for cardiovascular disease in England.
5. Please release the data or provide a link to locate the data on total daily hospital admissions for all hospitals in England (preferably by speciality) since 1st January 2020 till present.
6. Please can you confirm what the lateral flow test is testing for?
7. And how is that specific to Covid-19?
8. Has it been proven that a positive lateral flow test means that a person currently has covid-19 and is infectious to others?

Yours faithfully,
Save our Rights UK

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Dear Ms Creffield,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref:FOI-1280199).

Yours sincerely, 

Hazel Percy
Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Louise May Creffield

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
I am still waiting for information concerning the lateral flow test.
Please provide ASAP.
Yours faithfully,
Louise May Creffield

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Ms Creffield,

Thank you for your email.

As you are aware, a full response was sent to you on 5 January and is available above your latest email at WhatDoTheyKnow.com.

Any further correspondence on this topic from you that is not a specific FOI request will be logged, but may not receive a reply.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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Tyrone Armatage left an annotation ()

Various foodstuffs are being tested by people and some are testing positive.
Either covid has entered the food chain or the lateral flow tests are useless and we have been locked down based on false results.