Norwegian health institute warns: “Testing patterns during Christmas are different”

Line VoldPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

The picture of the actual coronavirus infection situation in Norway may be wrong due to the fact that the testing during Christmas is different, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) believes.

“The testing pattern is different… There is reduced testing in some places,” department director Line Vold at the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) told TV 2.

She also pointed out that people may have other reasons than usual to test themselves during the Christmas holidays. 

“Some may test themselves for safety’s sake because they are going to travel and visit someone. 

“So the results from this week will not be comparable with the figures from previous weeks,” Vold continued.

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1 Comment on "Norwegian health institute warns: “Testing patterns during Christmas are different”"

  1. Testing and tracing are necessary and can only help, but – again – they are only after-the-fact catch-up. To stop this disease, PREVENTION should always have been the primary emphasis, and for this airborne killer FACEMASKS have OBVIOUSLY always been the most vital prevention measure, followed by sanitation, social distancing (when that is possible), ventilation, and finally – if it is safe – vaccination.

    Until the government makes everyone facemasking out in public mandatory … and ENFORCES that … everything else is academic and verges on irrelevant by comparison.

    LOTS of people in supermarkets and shops/boutiques, bus and railway terminals, and even on public transportation are still not facemasking and seem to like showing their contempt for everyone else(‘s safety) by not doing so.

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