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Who is Prenetics and what are they up to, especially in the UK? Let’s take a closer look. If you’re a football fan especially, stick with me here and I’ll try to give a useful summary of what I’ve fou

Oxsed? Looks more like Beijing.      

China projected to see boom in DNA testing http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202001/08/WS5e157458a310cf3e355833a3.html   The UK launch of CircleDNA https://medium.com/@DNAFit/the-u

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Founder of the company is now working on something new. Will keep a close eye on this development. @EnigmaticWorldthought you might like to see this one.

 

"All eyes are on Danny Yeung. In a world desperately—in some cases even recklessly—seeking a return to normality, the Chinese-American entrepreneur and his genetic-testing company Prenetics are building a business model in the hope that rapid testing can make activities like travel and large events possible once again."

 

"A career built on pivoting from one industry to the next set Yeung up for the extraordinary journey he started this year. Less than 12 months after he created a certain amount of buzz in Hong Kong with the launch of CircleDNA, which sells at-home test kits that detect disease risk, food sensitivities, personality and behavioural traits, Yeung’s company became one of the forerunners in a global race to roll out a rapid, cheap Covid-19 test. Prenetics began selling one in April under the brand name Project Screen by Circle that produces results in 16 to 24 hours."

 

"But the goal to restore travel and in-person events is dependent on something much faster and more reliable. Yeung is testing a new technique called “RT-Lamp”, short for reverse transcription-loop mediated isothermal amplification, that produces test results within 30 minutes and can be operated at low cost without specialist equipment or training. Unlike polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, currently the gold standard of testing worldwide and required by the Hong Kong government to gain entry to the city, Lamp, Yeung claims, has at least a 92 per cent accuracy rate with no false positives, which would make it a far better alternative to other methods, such as antigen testing, when dealing with people who are asymptomatic. The 300,000 samples Prenetics has processed to date in Hong Kong have yielded 300 positive cases from individuals who may have gone on unknowingly to infect others."

 

Read more: https://hk.asiatatler.com/society/danny-yeung-prenetics-covid-19-interview

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"The Premier League have made their willingness to stage pilot events clear and believe football is a suitable testing ground for technology that could eventually be fed into the Government’s Operation Moonshot, and help to open up other sectors of society next year. [...] Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has been a leading voice in calling for tech solutions to the shutout and this week welcomed the development of potential digital health passports for fans, which are being used by clubs on match-days. Players present an App on their phone proving they have had a negative test before entering the ‘Red Zone’ of grounds and Prenetics, the company responsible for the Premier League’s mass testing programme, will offer the technology to fans free of charge.“We provide health passports free to all stakeholders, and we will be extending that to fans,” Avi Lasarow, CEO of Prenetics, told Standard Sport."

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-fc-news-tottenham-bring-back-fans-stadium-premier-league-b79131.html

 

FYI: @EnigmaticWorld - Thought you may want to see this one.

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Biotech company Prenetics has begun offering rapid PCR tests for travellers departing HKIA. Prenetics also offers a pre-flight testing service at London Heathrow airport.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/12/08/hong-kong-airport-launches-pre-flight-testing/

 

Hong Kong Airport to open two COVID-19 testing facilities for departing pax in Dec-2020

https://centreforaviation.com/news/hong-kong-airport-to-open-two-covid-19-testing-facilities-for-departing-pax-in-dec-2020-1041789

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"In a pioneering initiative, three iconic Hong Kong brands—Black Sheep Restaurants, Tatler and Prenetics—are together “writing the new rules of hospitality” by providing rapid, on-the-door testing for guests attending New Year’s Eve events. Testing, which is included in the ticket price, will be provided before guests gain entry to the five Black Sheep Restaurant establishments, including Carbone, Ho Lee Fook, Rajasthan Rifles, Crown Super Deluxe and Buenos Aires Polo Club."

https://hk.asiatatler.com/society/black-sheep-restaurants-tatler-prenetics-new-years-eve

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"A new private COVID-19 testing facility has opened at London Southend Airport (SEN/EGMC) allowing passengers to get a confirmation of a negative test before travelling. The collaboration between London Southend Airport, Prenetics and Acacium Group is available to passengers ahead of travel and also to non-passengers who want to obtain confirmation of a negative test. Many countries now require a negative test certificate before admittance and returning passengers may also need to quarantine for 10-14 days, a negative test can cut this to 5."

 

Private COVID-19 testing now available London Southend

https://ukaviation.news/private-covid-19-testing-now-available-london-southend/

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@EnigmaticWorld Did you notice they are now calling this bloke the "mastermind"?

 

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"The mastermind behind Covid testing in the Premier League has urged all those involved to stick to the rules if the season is to be completed. The warning comes amid growing fears that football's failure to follow strict protocols could ruin efforts to keep elite sport going during the current nationwide lockdown."

 

You couldn't make it up. 😆

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Hey @EnigmaticWorld/ @HAARPING_On here we go. They are going for the big health passport move. Didn't take long to go from Beta testing to full implementation (prepare for massive expansion - someone high up seems to have ordained this bastard with special powers):

 

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"In a wide-ranging interview, the UK CEO of Prenetics discusses increasing testing sites and use of 'health passports' on the day the company revealed 1200 individuals in Premier League academies will be tested twice a week with immediate effect."

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/12207587/premier-league-fans-return-will-gather-momentum-says-prenetics-ceo

 

 

And now he's coming after the kids too:

 

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"The Premier League began coronavirus testing academy players on Tuesday after concerns over increased cases at youth level. Academy players and staff will now be tested twice weekly using lateral flow tests. A number of clubs have had issues with Covid outbreaks at academy level, with Arsenal and Chelsea both having had to close their youth training centres at times this season."

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/news/premier-league-begin-covid-testing-at-academy-level-over-outbreak-fears/ar-BB1dlbLt

 

 

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Yes, got wind of this earlier this morning on a radio news bulletin with an item about major airline companies in trials for ID passports for air travellers, despite the government saying earlier that this wasn’t the plan.

 

THIS IS EXACTLY THE PLAN.

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7 hours ago, HAARPING_On said:

Yes, got wind of this earlier this morning on a radio news bulletin with an item about major airline companies in trials for ID passports for air travellers, despite the government saying earlier that this wasn’t the plan.

 

THIS IS EXACTLY THE PLAN.

 

The government wouldn't lie 😀

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