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Old Today, 02:15 AM   #8726
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Re: Coronavirus

To answer mrbaseball, you have testing and tracing because that's the only way to contain an outbreak. You have to:

1. lockdown and get communal spread low enough
2. implement social distancing to mitigate flare-ups so they are controllable
3. test and contact trace and quarantine

Transparent and accurate aggregate testing data is also essential for officials so they know where the hot spots are, so they can concentrate resources and implement the necessary policy in order to contain any outbreaks.

Alternatively, you have the magic tooth fairy strategy of burying your head in the sand and pretending the virus will just go away by magic, when instead it's ubiquitous throughout the United States. Just wait until the temperature drops in a couple months. It will be like nuclear health bombs going off all over the country.
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Old Today, 03:34 AM   #8727
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I said I don't understand why the public in general should get tested and I still don't. Front line workers whether it be health care of walmart checkers then sure. People whose work forces them into personal interactions then sure. But why should people working from home and following guidelines need to be tested?

Testing I believe is overblown. I would like to see a reliable antibody test though because I think lots of people already had covid and didn't even know it.
Oh, the irony. The guy who says he doesn't get testing and that testing is overblown doesn't want cuepee in this thread. These are some of the stupidest takes I have ever seen. Testing in the UK is fast, contact tracing seems decent, and we have been able to open up pubs and restaurants without cases increasing. But sure, you don't get testing.
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Re: Coronavirus

lets keep the politics to a minimum plz, there's a politics forum for that. Feel free to discuss policy decisions and the impact on covid, but posting about the general election and mail-in ballots and voter fraud, you'll get temp banned
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Old Today, 07:10 AM   #8729
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also guys, now that I have posted the above warning, feel free to shoot me a PM letting me know when the discussion goes off the rails so I can take action. I just dont see everything that happens on my own so plz reach out
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Why is it so tough for so many Americans to comprehend the most basic things.

testing is overblown lol. what does that even mean.
Have you been tested? If so could you share an account of your experience? Thanks
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Old Today, 07:24 AM   #8731
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Oh, the irony. The guy who says he doesn't get testing and that testing is overblown doesn't want cuepee in this thread. These are some of the stupidest takes I have ever seen. Testing in the UK is fast, contact tracing seems decent, and we have been able to open up pubs and restaurants without cases increasing. But sure, you don't get testing.
How long does it take from the time you receive your test until you know the results? Have you been tested? If so could you share an account of your experience?
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Old Today, 07:44 AM   #8732
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How long does it take from the time you receive your test until you know the results? Have you been tested? If so could you share an account of your experience?
I haven't been tested, but I know several (7 or 8) people who have and also have a friend in the NHS. Everyone got their results within a day. There was one person who had symptoms in the afternoon, drove straight to a drive in test center, got tested in less than 20 minutes, and got the results before work the next day. He tested negative and only missed half a day of work. Even reading on r/coronavirusuk, there seems to be only good stories about testing and nothing negative. UK's initial response was worst in the world, but now we seem to be doing really, really well.
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