Documents held showing SARS-COV2 has been isolated and Causes COVID-19

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Athanasios Kandias

Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I wish to be provided with the following information:

All records in the possession, custody or control of HSE, describing the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus, directly from a sample taken from a diseased patient, where the patient sample was not first combined with any other source of genetic material (i.e. monkey kidney cells aka vero cells; liver cancer cells).

Please note that I am using "isolation" in the every-day sense of the word: the act of separating a thing(s) from everything else. I am not requesting records where "isolation of SARS-COV-2" refers *instead* to:

• the culturing of something, or

• the performance of an amplification test (i.e. a PCR test), or • the sequencing of something.

Please also note that my request is not limited to records that were authored by the HSE or that pertain to work done by the HSE. My request includes any sort of record, for example (but not limited to) any published peer-reviewed study that the HSE has downloaded or printed.

Please provide enough information about each record so that I may identify and access each record with certainty (i.e. title, author(s), date, journal, where the public may access it).

Yours faithfully,
Athanasios Kandias

Health and Safety Executive

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Athanasios Kandias

Dear Health and Safety Executive,

I am sorry but I cannot understand what you mean that you have information that is publicly available. What is the information that you are referring to? My request was rather specific and I did not mean generally what HSE has.

What I understand is that HSE has no evidence of the isolated virus, yet HSE produces guidelines on how to manage a virus that has not been isolated.

I am looking forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Athanasios Kandias

Health and Safety Executive

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HSE publishes a comprehensive range of information and guidance on our website. You can find out what the health and safety law requires by searching under the relevant topic or industry section, and all of our publications are free to download. HSE does not operate a telephone helpline for general health and safety information. If you need to engage the services of a health and safety consultant, you may wish to visit the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR).

If your email is a request for advice, please visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/informatio...

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