Contact tracing may cut the coronavirus R rate by as little as 2%, Dido Harding admits

Contact tracing reduces the speed of the coronavirus’s spread by a maximum of five per cent and as little as two per cent, NHS Test and Trace boss Dido Harding has revealed. Baroness Harding said in a report to Parliament’s science committee that the act of tracking down people who have been close to Covid-19 … Read more

UK in ‘leading position’ to track Covid variants, says Dido Harding

Dido Harding today said the UK is in one of the ‘leading positions worldwide’ to recognise and deal with new variants of the coronavirus. And the NHS Test and Trace boss admitted to MPs that her biggest fear about Covid-19 is ‘what we don’t know’, saying she was certain it would present new, unknown problems … Read more

UK in ‘leading position’ to track Covid variants, says Dido Harding

Dido Harding today said the UK is in one of the ‘leading positions worldwide’ to recognise and deal with new variants of the coronavirus. And the NHS Test and Trace boss admitted to MPs that her biggest fear about Covid-19 is ‘what we don’t know’, saying she was certain it would present new, unknown problems … Read more

Coronavirus: Dido Harding says UK is in ‘leading position’ to track new Covid variants

Dido Harding today said the UK is in one of the ‘leading positions worldwide’ to recognise and deal with new variants of the coronavirus. And the NHS Test and Trace boss admitted to MPs that her biggest fear about Covid-19 is ‘what we don’t know’, saying she was certain it would present new, unknown problems … Read more

Dido Harding’s deputy in Test & Trace ‘lost it’ during months of chaos

Dido Harding’s deputy in Test & Trace ‘lost it’ during months of chaos and was forced to seek help from psychiatrist colleague Sarah-Jane Marsh acted as director of testing at Test & Trace until six weeks ago  She was forced to seek help from NHS psychiatrist colleague after ‘losing it’   Test & Trace cost £22billion … Read more

Testing tsar Dido Harding is self-isolating after getting ‘pinged’ by app 

‘Many hours of Zoom ahead’: Testing tsar Dido Harding reveals she is self-isolating after getting ‘pinged’ by her own contact tracing app Baroness Harding revealed on Twitter that she has been told to self-isolate The Test & Trace chief said she had ‘many hours of Zoom ahead’   By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: … Read more

Testing tsar Dido Harding is self-isolating after getting ‘pinged’ by app 

‘Many hours of Zoom ahead’: Testing tsar Dido Harding reveals she is self-isolating after getting ‘pinged’ by her own contact tracing app Baroness Harding revealed on Twitter that she has been told to self-isolate The Test & Trace chief said she had ‘many hours of Zoom ahead’   By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: … Read more

Coronavirus: Dido Harding claims Test & Trace ‘didn’t predict’ demand surge when schools went back

Test and Trace boss Baroness Dido Harding claims it is ‘not my job’ to predict when the system will get overloaded and claims she didn’t foresee new school year crippling the struggling regime By Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline Published: 13:36 GMT, 10 November 2020 | Updated: 13:37 GMT, 10 November 2020 England’s … Read more

Tory MP husband of NHS Test and Trace chief Baroness Dido Harding told to self-isolate by Covid app

The MP husband of Test and Trace chief Baroness Dido Harding has been told to self-isolate by the coronavirus app – though she has not been asked to.  Tory MP John Penrose was alerted by the NHS Covid-19 app, part of the operation overseen by his wife. However, Baroness Harding has not received an alert … Read more

Covid: Dido Harding admits NHS Test and Trace needs big improvement

Dido Harding admits her under-performing NHS Test and Trace operation needs to take a ‘big leap forward’ to help the country get through the second lockdown but tells the CBI: ‘We will crack this’ Tory peer admitted the operation needed to get faster and better at using data  She found time to take part in … Read more