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Article: December 2022: The Covid Resurgence is Real

December 2022: The Covid Resurgence is Real

December 2022: The Covid Resurgence is Real


"Covid never went away, we’re into winter, & it’s getting colder" [1]


And this is why ordering next-day delivery, UK Government Approved, MHRA-registered, Acon-Biotech FlowFlex Lateral Flow COVID-19 Testing Kits (which come in single, packs of 5 & packs of 25), & a supply of top quality COVID Masks, all of which are available from renowned medical supply leaders, COVIDTESTS UK, is crucial to help protect you, your family, & your employees' safety & well-being


"Deaths involving COVID-19 rose in the North West, the East Midlands & the South West at the end of November 2022"[2], so to that end, the rest of the UK & Southern Ireland, are potentially vulnerable, & preventative action should be taken


December 2022: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) COVID-19 Infection Survey, has shown that: "there has been an increase in Covid-19 in England, due to the fact that it is a respiratory disease (although it can affect other organs too), and it’s spread through the air. People are spending more time indoors, and perhaps travelling on public transport that can be crowded because of Christmas shopping and various disruptions. Conditions like that have always caused increases in respiratory and airborne infections around this time of year"[1].


Professor Kevin McConway, Trustee of the Science Medical Centre, and a member of its Advisory Committee, recently stated that:


"In England, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 at the end of November 2022, was 941,700 - [Nearly a Million]. Infections in England are at about the level that they were almost exactly a year ago. That was just before we were hit with the huge rise in cases driven by the Omicron variant. Since then, the Omicron variant, or sub-variants of it, have been dominant here & across the world" [1]


In fact, along with other authorities, the Office for National Statistics (ONS), has noted that

BQ.1, a comparatively new sub-variant, has been rapidly increasing in recent weeks.  And as

Professor McConway remarked: "One can be never certain about what could happen with variants..." [1]. - Wise words indeed...


COVID-19 Affects All Age Groups


"In terms of the age groups in the English population that the Office for National Statistics use for analysis; the latter are reporting increasing recent trends particularly in children of secondary school age, & younger adults, & uncertain trends in other groups, although the changes have not been rapid" [1], & this is why the  FLOWFLEX Lateral Flow COVID-19 Testing Kits, which are suitable for children from 2-years-old upwards, are ideal


Why We Need to Listen to the Office for National Statistics


The ONS Covid-19 Infection Survey (CIS), should be regarded as a reliable source of information on COVID-19 infection levels across the length and breath of Britain. Indeed, it works to test representative samples of individuals for the virus - not because these people are employed in certain industries, or have particular symptoms, but solely to track infection rates.


"The ZOE app estimates have also recently been showing increases in symptomatic

COVID-19 infections" [1]


Moreover, the unfortunate fact of the matter, is that in the UK: "most of the other data sources that used to be used to track the COVID pandemic have long ago ceased to operate, or have become very unreliable as the availability of routine tests has fallen away" [1], and this alone should prompt all of us (that is to say, companies, organisations, institutes, and private individuals), to take positive action, by having regular Lateral Flow COVID-19 Tests. After all, as we have all witnessed since the get-go, protection and testing against COVID, should be done before we find ourselves in a very vulnerable situation. Further, with the nationwide hospital and ambulance strike threats, anyone with COVID-19, will more vulnerable than ever.


The Smart Way to Beat COVID-19 in the Workplace & At Home


Recommended by leading professionals and scientists, the Acon-Biotech FlowFlex COVID-19 antigen rapid testing kit is a rapid membrane-based lateral flow immunoassay (procedure for detecting and measuring specific proteins or other substances, through their properties as antigens or antibodies). This highly beneficial, very inexpensive, COVID-19 testing kit, which can deliver results in just 15 minutes, is designed to find any SARS-CoV-2 antigens in human nasopharyngeal swab specimens (which collect a small number of cells). Note: a nasopharyngeal swab is a type of nasal swab that is used to look for bacteria or viruses that generate respiratory infections.


Companies, organisations, institutions, & private individuals & families, are urged to veer on the side of caution, take advantage of this crucial proactive step, & regularly use this ultra-simple COVID-19 self-testing application, which empowers everyone with an important level of control over their health


Time is of the essence when dealing with this frightening pandemic that has already killed and caused serious heart, lung, and other health issues, for millions of people. To that end, having a supply of  COVID-19 Lateral Flow Antigen Rapid Self-Testing Kits, and superior quality COVID Masks, should be a number one priority.


In a Nut Shell


There are numerous benefits for all those who use FlowFlex Lateral Flow UK Government Approved, MHRA-registered, COVID-19 self-testing kits (which include all the necessary components). These include:


  • Super-simple quick time administration by the participant, family member/friend, or member of staff (and there is no need for a company/organisation to pay for a medic to administer them)
  • Being especially useful for identifying someone who is at, or near peak infection
  • Getting reliable results in just 15 minutes (it is not necessary to pay for an expensive lab, and have to nervously wait for the results, while wondering if it is safe to carry on asusual)
  • Being suitable for testing children as young as 2-years-old
  • Being suitable for individuals who are asymptomatic, or experiencing symptoms
  • Being perfect for COVID-19 testing “on-the-go”
  • The advantage of a 2 year shelf life, plus an additional 9 months extension after this period


What's Included?


The FlowFlex COVID-19 test kits are sent out by authorised suppliers, for next day delivery. They come in a designated box with the following items (which are necessary to conduct the test):


  • Test cassette
  • Extraction buffer tube
  • Disposable nasal swab
  • Manual (which explains what to do in simple steps)
  • A tube holder (box )


The use of a clock or timer (on a mobile, etc.), is needed to time the short 15 minute period until the result/s are ready. These will show up as lines in the test cassette results window.


Contact Our Friendly Professional Customers Service Team


Whether you are an individual, or a company or organisation, our highly trained CovidTests UK Customer Service Team at (or by phone on 03333 701701), are always ready to discuss your needs, and make recommendations according to the industry, and size of your company or organisation. Or in the case of private individuals and households, discuss your best options.


Facing the Statistics Means Taking Action With COVID Testing & Masks


The UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey (which was published on 9 December 2022), lists the percentage of individuals who test positive for coronavirus in private residential households in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.  And both age and regional breakdowns are included.


Key Points


The following statistics relate to the week ending 26 November 2022 for England; the week ending 24 November for Scotland and Wales, and the week ending 23 November 2022 for Northern Ireland.


"The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to increase in England, increased in Northern Ireland, & the trend was uncertain in Wales & Scotland" [1]


"In England, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 941,700 - [nearly a million]

  • In Wales, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 43,400
  • In Northern Ireland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 36,700
  • In Scotland, the estimated number of people testing positive for COVID-19 was 88,500" [1].


Looking at Other Ominous COVID Trends


COVID scientists have been highlighting the fact that at the present time, there are a number of uncertainties linked to the COVID resurgence. These include the rapid spreading of more infectious variants. Indeed, researchers have been monitoring an accumulation of recently emerged omicron sub-variants. The latter of which seem to be even better at escaping immunity than previous ones.


"We look around the world & see that countries such as Germany & France are seeing increases as we speak," says Lauren Ancel Meyers, director of the UT COVID-19 Modelling Consortium. "That gives me pause. It adds uncertainty about what we can expect in the coming weeks &the coming months" [4]





[1]. Science Media Centre (2022). "Expert reaction to latest stats from the ONS COVID-19 Infection Survey, UK: 9 December 2022."


[2]. Office For National Statistics (2022). "Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights: Deaths."


[3]. Office For National Statistics (2022). "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 9 December 2022."

[4]. NPR (2022). "Early Signs a New Covid Surge Could be on its Way."

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