From a physician friend, “Government’s 14-day quarantine policy is ‘fundamentally flawed’, groundbreaking report finds” (Telegraph):
The 14-day quarantine introduced by the [UK] Government is the least effective of all strategies to prevent the spread of Covid into the community, a groundbreaking study has found.
The research showed the longer the quarantine, the higher the rates of people not complying and so the greater the risk of an infected person spreading the virus into the community,
The calculations were based on modelling, confirmed by the Government’s own SAGE advisers, that as few as 28 per cent of asymptomatic individuals comply with quarantine, and just 71 per cent of those with symptoms. By contrast, Public Health England assumed a compliance rate of 100 per cent.
What would the right strategy be, according to #Science?
It found the most effective strategy for preventing further transmission of coronavirus was testing arrivals three days into quarantine and freeing them from it if the results were negative.
But this strategy is only optimum because of human noncompliance:
“But it also shows that the current 14-day quarantine policy is fundamentally flawed in ignoring human behaviour and compliance with the rules.
Thus, #Science actually proves that RFID chips in the necks of college students is the best strategy. If the healthy are quarantined, then we’re talking about a society in which civil liberties are less important than fighting the War on COVID-19. Why do things by half measures, then? Chip the citizens, residents, and visitors in the UK and #SaveLives!