Serco, incompetent British coronavirus disaster profiteers


This 9 September 2020 video from Britain says about itself:

Professor Anthony Costello slams the test and trace “fiasco”

The government‘s test, track and trace system is in disarray. With rising coronavirus infections and the system failing to get a grip on the pandemic, it’s time for a change.

The privatised system, run by Serco and Sitel has failed. Professor Anthony Costello here explains how and why we need an alternative.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain, 24 September 2020:

Protesters to demand Serco gets the sack on test and trace contract

CAMPAIGNERS will protest outside the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) tomorrow morning to demand that failing contractor Serco is sacked from its Covid-19 test-and-trace contract.

Dressed in giant beer costumes and proclaiming that Serco “couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery” they will demand that local public-health protection teams are put in charge of the crucial system.

The protest, scheduled to start at 10am, echoes the rising public distrust in the ability of profit-hungry privateers to deliver the efficient test-and-trace system needed to bring down infection rates.

Pascale Robinson, of organisers We Own It, said: “This week, Boris Johnson has introduced tighter restrictions in an attempt to get a handle on the recent spike in Covid cases.

“But sadly, his response is falling well short of what’s needed to get out of this crisis safely.”

Mr Robison said that in order to get out of lockdown, save lives and hug our loved ones, “we desperately need a test, track and trace system that works.

“Unfortunately, what we have instead is an unmitigated disaster, with large parts run by Serco, a company synonymous with bungling and never-ending failure.

“The truth is that Serco couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery. It’s time for [the company] to be kicked out of the track-and-trace system.”

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