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  1. I'm guessing they are selling their artwork from their lounges https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53010085 Not looking good for BA or it's employees. Being accused of a fire and hire policy. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53027776
  2. i was struggling to find the information of how long it takes to run each test so i pinged them an email and got a phone call back. It takes approx 2 hours to run with their current test which is 100% specific and 100% sensitive. There is a newer test coming out which would bring down the testing cycle time to approx 1h 30m. The machines can run continuously if required, doesn't need downtime. I asked about the machine and as CardinalSpin indicated it does require a lab/clean room and experience running these tests however they did mention they have received orders from employers and workplaces who are keen to start their own testing. Also mentioned they have field scientists who can help set-up and train. The test themselves are sold in kits which brings each individual test to around £8 - 9 each however as above and already mentioned it does require a qPCR test machine and the correct setting and training. If the club aren't keen on setting up their own testing capability like Ross County then they'd have to go for the private testing option which over time looks to be quite expensive. I'd expect the private testing to drop in price though as this continues.
  3. Thats brilliant. Never seen all the shirt sponsors presented like that before. Shouldn't the mitchell & struthers logo have red dye running down it though
  4. thats per run. i'm unsure how long it takes to perform each run. i've seen some articles that say average of 2 hours but it would depend on the specifics of the machine being used. i'll have a look tonight and see if i can find anything or maybe someone else on here already has that knowledge.
  5. Depends on the machine. The one i spoke about earlier on can do 16 at a time but there is one that can do 32. Going above those numbers and the cost of the machines start getting pricey.
  6. Fair point. I don't know what number of squad players they'd be looking for.
  7. Yes sadly the machines aren't quite as automated as the movies and TV shows indicate. I did spot that Ross County has bought their PCR machine. It said it was from South Korea. A couple of months ago NHS scotland had indicated they were getting some machines in from South Korea so not sure if it's the same company or not. I couldn't find the details however the interesting part of the interview was the Ross County chairman was saying someone from the company was going to spend time with them and show them how to use it. Their costs will be vastly reduced over time. How long do they envisage having to test players/staff twice a week for? £100 per player per week. Squad of 25 gets you to £25k in 10 weeks ( i did that in my own head!)
  8. Ah that's quite invasive. Not sure what you read but if the virus is active and the swab is taken correctly then a qpcr machine with an appropriate test assay will pick up on it. It is possible that it won't pick up on the incubation period as it hasn't spread round the cells yet. Maybe that is the living in the lungs period? I'm unsure. Killie aren't the only club or business facing this testing issue. As I said it's fast moving so different tests / procedures will follow but I do think there is legs on the club teaming up with other clubs as has been suggested further up but also with other local businesses.
  9. qPCR machine will work the same way as the larger ones difference being volume. The accuracy is in the test kit which reacts to the sample. There are very accurate test kits (who approved) but it's as only good as the sample. If the swap /sample isn't taken correctly then you will get a bad result. That's the accuracy issue. This area is fast moving so there will be other tests coming to market soon however the US released a list of tests that the US are not allowed to use due to their inaccuracies. Some of them weren't even close!
  10. They shouldn't be paying £25k for a testing machine. There are cheaper test machines available. Mobile ones are available (google genesig q16). The test kits can also be purchased. These are the mobile testing they are talking about for places outside of testing labs/hospital labs. £50 per test is a crazy price. The key is to ensure the swab is taken correctly as the test machines and assays are very specific. That might be the reason they want to use a third party company at cost as they would assume the insurance and liability. Also have to be mindful that the idea of someone at a football club 4 months ago being involved in a process to detect a virus would have been a crazy suggestion but this is the situation we find ourselves in.
  11. They have hinted at not re-opening their slots at Gatwick. Previous issues with airlines have stalled or halted their business for a short period of time (9/11, Icelandic Volcano) and then return to normal however this is different. As you have said nobody knows when they can start-up again or to what level.
  12. psv_killie

    WTF

    Yes, bullied and humiliated him. Hope he's doing well over in LA https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/opinion/sport/record-fc-dundee-united-andy-6619048
  13. How crazy is this!? The price of US oil has turned negative for the first time in history. That means oil producers are paying buyers to take the commodity off their hands over fears that storage capacity could run out in May. Demand for oil has all but dried up as lockdowns across the world have kept people inside. As a result, oil firms have resorted to renting tankers to store the surplus supply and that has forced the price of US oil into negative territory. The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the benchmark for US oil, fell as low as minus $37.63 a barrel. The severe drop on Monday was driven in part by a technicality of the global oil market. Oil is traded on its future price and May futures contracts are due to expire on Tuesday. Traders were keen to offload those holdings to avoid having to take delivery of the oil and incur storage costs. June prices for WTI were also down, but trading at above $20 per barrel. Meanwhile, Brent Crude - the benchmark used by Europe and the rest of the world - was also weaker, down 8.9% at less than $26 a barrel. The oil industry has been struggling with both tumbling demand and in-fighting among producers about reducing output. Earlier this month, Opec members and its allies finally agreed a record deal to slash global output by about 10%. The deal was the largest cut in oil production ever to have been agreed. But some analysts said the cuts were not big enough to make a difference. "It hasn't taken long for the market to recognise that the Opec+ deal will not, in its present form, be enough to balance oil markets," said Stephen Innes, chief global market strategist at Axicorp. The leading exporters - Opec and allies such as Russia - have already agreed to cut production by a record amount. In the United States and elsewhere, oil-producing businesses have made commercial decisions to cut output. But still the world has more crude oil than it can use. And it's not just about whether we can use it. It's also about whether we can store it until the lockdowns are eased enough to generate some additional demand for oil products. Capacity is filling fast on land and at sea. As that process continues it's likely to bear down further on prices. It will take a recovery in demand to really turn the market round and that will depend on how the health crisis unfolds. There will be further supply cuts as private sector producers respond to the low prices, but it's hard to see that being on a sufficient scale to have a fundamental impact on the market. Meanwhile, concern continues to mount that storage facilities in the US will run out of capacity, with stockpiles at Cushing, the main delivery point in the US for oil, rising almost 50% since the start of March, according to ANZ Bank. "We hold some hope for a recovery later this year," the bank said in its research note. Mr Innes said: "It's a dump at all cost as no one, and I mean no one, wants delivery of oil with Cushing storage facilities filling by the minute." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52350082
  14. Yes she was clearly trying to get some of the big pharma manufacturers and/or the government to be lined up behind this if and it's a big if they manage to get the vaccine up and running. It looks like we are going to be dealing with COVID for a long time. Might even be part of our way of life from here on in. A new cold but more dangerous.
  15. Thats the one. Here is a link to the interview - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p089xqrl From about 8 mins in she is talking about immunity and the difference between immunity from being infected and from a vaccine. Its worth listening to all of it though

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