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Did Gov.uk Really Use an Excel Sheet To Track COVID-19 Cases?!?!

I’m going to let the whole thing settle down before I jump to any conclusions because let’s face it that’s as much exercise as some armchair political pundits have had for the whole crisis. I’ve also just had to peel myself from the ceiling reading a Reddit comment describing databases as “one of the lowest forms of computing”.

Take a deep breath. The UK.gov failed to disclose circa 16,000 cases of COVID-19 allegedly because of a technical problem that turned out to be the Excel spreadsheet they were using surpassed the 1,048,576 row limit in Excel.

No I don’t know either.

I usually steer clear of politics but seen as we have spent around £11 million quid on the initial contact tracing app which didn’t even work I feel like it’s all becoming a bit of a farce over there. Thank goodness Dido Harding is at the head of the new alphabet soup in charge of public health in England otherwise we’d be really in dire straits now.

Like I said before I’m absolutely not jumping to conclusions. I’m getting my exercise elsewhere and I’m coming on leaps and bounds with my sarcasm problem.