FFS - surely this can't be the reason? Is this world beating test track and trace system held together with spit and vbscript?


When I first heard that cases were missing I thought “can’t be an Excel problem, the rows run out at 1,048,576 which is bigger than even total cases”.

I never thought they’d have a case per COLUMN. Unbelievable. And yes: Excel columns end at 16,384 aka “XFD”.


@stsquad I don't quite see how that makes sense; given that they seemed to have topped out at about 7200 cases/day when things broke. I had been curious that we had ~3 days on the row with almost the same count.

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