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Veteran Advisor

Wuhan is

Going to test All 11 million residents there for covid 19.

Maybe the USA could voluntarily test everyone?

 

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: Wuhan is

I think we’re at something like 2 pct. tested.

We need much more but obviously very limited supply should be prioritized to the highest risk areas.

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Veteran Advisor

New Mexico

Started covid 19 testing today for everyone that is working... 

So basically if You want tested,  just go into a test center. 

A good idea.  MO. 

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Veteran Advisor

Drive thru

Covid 19 tests free of charge in New Mexico. Now. 

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Re: Drive thru

"testing" doesn`t always mean testing either, this will invoke crickets from those politicizing the issue.  But early on the WHO tests were 70% accurate...well, what good is that??  When foreign countries say "we test everyone 100%!!!!" pat pat pat on the back, my question is : how accurate are your tests? 

This country, we`re doing it right.

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Re: Drive thru


@BA Deere wrote:

"testing" doesn`t always mean testing either, this will invoke crickets from those politicizing the issue.  But early on the WHO tests were 70% accurate...well, what good is that??  When foreign countries say "we test everyone 100%!!!!" pat pat pat on the back, my question is : how accurate are your tests? 

This country, we`re doing it right.


Instead of being a full of Crap No Try,  ba Deere.  

Gotta give the world's folks who are Trying to beat covid  19 Credit.  

 

 

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Veteran Advisor

Re:Testing, Just now, in the Senate Hearing.

Currently, the US is testing about 250,000 per day, roughly a million per week.  Redfield just said, in order to do effective contact tracing we need 40-50 million tests per month, 10-12 million per week.  We have a long ways to go.

  As far as test accuracy, the best test currently have about 5% false positives which means if you test 10 million people, 500,000 will show up as positive and require retesting.  The number of false negatives is less simply because there are fewer actual infected people but that's still a significant problem.   The false negatives are "walking grenades".

  The false positives are not so much a problem because a false positive won't infect anyone but it gives a very misleading idea of how many people actually are infected.  For instance, recently, New York did a sample using antibody testing which suggested that 10% of the people in New York had been infected, 21% in the City, 3% in the rural upstate but in fact almost all the positives could be explained by "false positives".  So where does that leave any control strategy?

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Senior Advisor

Re: Re:Testing, Just now, in the Senate Hearing.

Except for the fact that testing has been the essential element of the strategies in all the countries that have met the challenge much better than the US has.

Pretending it is a hoax, or wildly overblown, or we can't take effective measures because of whatever is not helpful.

Hopefully most Americans are patriotic enough to not behave irresponsibly- either in their personal actions or in the dissemination of information.

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: Re:Testing, Just now, in the Senate Hearing.

The WH is employing test and trace.

But the POTUS believes that doing it widely would make them look bad. He said that.

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Veteran Advisor

Remisdiver control

Control strategy might be remisdiver the Gilead drug. 

Self quarantine if You test positive etc.. 

New Mexico got the 1st remisdiver drug in this week. 

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