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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:50 am on 10th September 2020.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Labour, Eltham 11:50 am, 10th September 2020

I am sympathetic to the idea of mass testing and have been for some time, but what does the Secretary of State say to someone like Professor David Spiegelhalter, who said that mass testing could lead to hundreds of thousands of false positives, with the knock-on effect of over a million people who have been in contact with those individuals being told to self-isolate? What assessment has the Government made of that issue?