Month: October 2021

Lateral-Flow tests are now to become gateways to enter crowded places. They were supposed also to be an early-warning system to reduce the spread of Covid in the UK. Instead the uptake of test-kits that’s dropped dramatically. And they can very easily be ‘fooled’.

27 October 2021 By Paul Martin

The UK government website boasts: ‘Lateral flow tests are practical, easy to interpret and can be used in a wide range of settings. This makes them ideal for widespread use in the community.’ That’s true if the person administering the tests on himself or herself wants the true result. But what if the intent is […]

‘Woke’ demands and ‘racist’ comments at the Cricket World Cup are producing explosive controversy for South Africa, Pakistan and India.

27 October 2021 By Paul Martin

It was a move that sent shockwaves through the sporting world. South Africa’s best batsman and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock pulled out of a crucial match in the short-form cricket series, the World Cup T20, rather than obey an order, made hours before by the body that runs cricket in his home country, to take […]