Dept of Health and Social Care blames old version of Excel for it missing thousands of positive coronavirus cases – and their contacts
The Tories have blamed an old version of Microsoft’s Excel spreadsheet software for them missing thousands of positive coronavirus tests between late September and early October.
The error meant that around 16,000 infections were missed – and that none of the contacts of those infected were traced and warned about their possible exposure. Even assuming only ten contacts per missed infection, that’s around 160,000 people – and with their contacts, millions are at risk of unknowing exposure, in the midst of an exponentially-growing pandemic:
All because the Tories tried to operate an absolutely critical function via uploads to a spreadsheet – and didn’t even bother to make sure the spreadsheet software was up to date.
Boris Johnson has already caused tens of thousands of needless deaths because of his arrogance and mishandling of the pandemic. Now Johnson and his cronies are endangering further huge numbers by their constant arrogance, recklessness and shoddy failure to prepare.
These people should be in jail, not in government.
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