Order Coronavirus (Covid-19) Antibody Test Online – UK

UPDATE – according to some news outlets, the UK authorities have decided to ask private clinics to cease providing antibody testing of this nature.

I’ve not posted anything about the novel coronavirus here in my website at all. The last thing I posted was some sports highlights back in February of this year, which we now know was a time when the Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus was spreading quietly, behind the scenes, and largely away from the glare of media attention.

I’ve updated parts of this post below as I have received and taken this antibody test – so this is a first hand account.

To clarify, because there is a lot of “fake news” out there, the test I’ve reviewed below is not a “finger prick” test. It is the IgG Abbott antibody test, which required me to drain several mls of blood into a vial. There is some debate as to whether this capillary blood is different to blood drawn from a vein; but several commentators seem to have this Abbott test confused with “finger prick” tests which were not given approval in April.

The Abbott test and Roche test have been approved for use in England. There has been a pause this week (correct 27 May 2020) as the use of capillary blood has not specifically been approved. There have been clinical tests using blood drawn from veins, which have been approved for use in England, and have a high degree of accuracy.

For more information, see this article in the Financial Times.

Do your own research, and satisfy yourself. If you’d like to take advice from the British Government, that’s fine. They were “guided by science” all the way to the top of the the “most Covid-19 deaths in Europe” chart. A poor show, indeed, given a head start: we watched a slow train-wreck unfold in Spain and Italy in real-time, before doing exactly as they had done, only worse.

Perhaps the Cabinet’s interpretation of scientific data leaves something to be desired?

Before you ask… no, this is not hindsight. There were scientists saying the UK response was wrong at the time. Do your own research.

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Vegan Supermarket Shopping Online (UK)

If you’re looking for vegan products for delivery anywhere in the UK, or collection in London, Greenbay offers a great place to buy from.

Vegan products are booming in recent years, as many people turn towards an entirely plant-based diet for a variety of reasons, from medical to ethical.

In this Future of Retail post, I’ll review the offering you can find at Greenbay in some detail and allow you to consider whether or not the store will suit your vegan buying needs…

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Gourmet Indian Meals – Delivered via Mail in UK

I’m trying to post a little more frequently, and specifically, I’m trying to post a little more about the future of retail, particularly bearing in mind that recent times have seen this get very squarely dumped on us, with lockdowns happening around the world.

This is the UK section of my website – the information may be of global interest, but the products and services in this one are specifically UK focused.

Today, I’m going to talk about ordering meals online, and specifically Indian meals.

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Zed Beds – Buying Z Chairs, Sofas and Beds Online

We’re in 2020, but search is still not so useful. Let’s look at something that parents, holiday cottage owners, and others might be looking for, and assess the online offerings in terms of the future of retail.

Importantly, if you’re actually looking for a Zed Bed, I’ll list out your options online, and you’ll be able to see what’s out there all in this page… see the jump links below if you know what you want already.

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Changing habits in online shopping – smart homes, IoT & automated shopping

In the past. The oldendays. You know, that bricks and mortar world in which the corporeal and the incorporeal were much less, well, combined, we would do things like create lists, and go to the shops to buy the things on those lists.

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