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Health ministry keeps covid test advisers secret

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 13 Oct 2021

Health ministry keeps covid test advisers secret
National's Chris Bishop is calling for an urgent inquiry into saliva testing. (Image: supplied)
Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 13 Oct 2021
Health officials are refusing to disclose membership of a key covid testing advisory group on grounds of protecting them from “improper pressure or harassment”, even as the government pursues special powers to commandeer covid testing laboratories and supplies.In response to a request from covid saliva test provider Rako Science, the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) group manager for covid-19 testing and supply, Darryl Carpenter, declined to release the names of the Covid-19 Laboratory Clinical and Technical Advisory Group.The group...

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