From the UK Gov.website:
This comes as the nation is just days away from having sequenced our one millionth COVID-19 whole genome – meaning the UK has sequenced the second highest number in the world. The agency builds on the legacy of Public Health England, NHS Test and Trace and the Joint Biosecurity Centre to help keep the nation safe.
UKHSA will operate as an integral part of the public health system and the national security infrastructure, utilising state-of-the-art technologies and ground-breaking capabilities in data analytics and genomic surveillance to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) and future threats locally, nationally and globally…
Please take a moment out of your day to watch this extremely important public service video.pic.twitter.com/R300y4VMwE
— Laurence Fox ✌🏼🇬🇧✌🏼 (@LozzaFox) October 3, 2021