Press coverage of Edge Health's work on air passenger testing

This is a short summary of media covering our work on air passenger testing. For any enquiries please contact us on 020 8133 4504 or info@edgehealth.co.uk.

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The Government's reliance on shoddy modelling is killing travel

George Batchelor, Telegraph op-ed, 22 October 2020

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comment/governments-reliance-shoddy-modelling-killing-travel/


Airport testing could catch six in 10 Covid carriers, research suggests

Charles Hymas, Telegraph, 22 October 2020

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/10/22/airport-testing-could-catch-six-10-covid-carriers-research-suggests/


The UK's Covid travel policy is blunt, inflexible – and could be doing more harm than good

Paul Nuki, Telegraph, 22 October 2020

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/uks-covid-travel-policy-blunt-inflexible-could-harm-good/


'Flawed' data led Government to rule out airport Covid tests

Tom Mulvilhill, Telegraph, 22 October 2020

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/uk-government-underestimating-airport-testing-flawed-data/


Airport testing could catch six in 10 Covid-19 carriers as research debunks PHE's claim that the policy would only spot 7% of cases

Daily Mail, Vanessa Chalmers, 22 October 2020

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8867415/Airport-testing-catch-six-10-Covid-19-carriers-research-debunks-PHEs-claims-7.html


Travel quarantine: Germany and Sweden in line to be added to 'red list'

Edward Thickness, City Am, 22 October 2020

https://www.cityam.com/travel-quarantine-germany-and-sweden-in-line-to-be-added-to-red-list/


Claims airport testing only catch 7% of COVID-19 cases 'flawed' - airlines demand review

Millie Bull, Express, 22 October 2020

https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1350870/quarantine-airport-testing-travel-ban-coronavirus-infections-Heathrow-grant-shapps


GOVT ‘UNDERESTIMATING’ EFFECTIVENESS OF AIRPORT TESTING

Rob Gill, TTG, 22 October 2020

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/govt-underestimating-effectiveness-of-airport-testing-25734


Study behind government’s Covid-test policy at airports ‘flawed’

Ian Taylor, Travel Weekly, 22 October 2020

https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/390038/study-behind-governments-covid-test-policy-at-airports-flawed


AIRPORT TESTING: GOVERNMENT’S CLAIMS ON TESTING INEFFECTIVENESS ARE ‘FLAWED', SAY AIRLINES

Simon Calder, Independent, 22 October 2020

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/quarantine-airport-testing-virgin-atlantic-b1210906.html


Coronavirus latest: Here's what you need to know this morning

Gavin Harvey, The Northern Echo, 22 October 2020

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/18812513.coronavirus-latest-need-know-morning-thursday-october-22/



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