The Washington Post reports:
No masks. No distancing. The ability to go to work or school, the theater or a soccer match, as if living in a virus-free world.
That’s the vision British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pitched this past week, as he unveiled “Operation Moonshot” — a plan to test 10 million Brits every single day, or everyone in the country every week, at a cost of $130 billion.
The prospect of a return to normal has wide appeal, especially at a moment Britain is about to implement a new round of social distancing measures, prompted by rising coronavirus infections. But many public health experts are dubious. Some say the plan is not a moonshot, but a Jules Verne fantasy.
Operation Moonshot will carry out 10 million coronavirus tests/day using technology that hasn’t yet been invented at a cost of £100bn.
Meanwhile you can’t get a test for love nor money
Pls RT if you think Moonshot is perilously close to Bullsh*t
— Keep Our NHS Public (@keepnhspublic) September 12, 2020
Boris Johnson has set out plans for everyone in England to take a daily coronavirus test to give people a “passport to mingle” if it proved negative. https://t.co/SHGygCaUlG
— The Times (@thetimes) September 10, 2020