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Carole Cadwalladr+ Your Authors @carolecadwalla Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer. Aug. 04, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Here's Lord Bethell, minister of 'innovation' at DHSC, with with founder of the company that was just awarded £161m contract for COVID-19 tests, pushing another of the company's products. Just what is the relationship here? How did it win this contract? Where is the transparency?

Oh look. There's more. This was Lord Bethell bigging up DNANudge back in April.

Context. Prof @DeenanDpillay: “There’s always new tests being developed. And it’s almost as if they’re being pushed as a sort of magic bullet"
 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/03/uk-virologists-criticise-handling-coronavirus-testing-contracts 


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