Todays Drudge reports less than 2,000 tested for coronavirus.

Discussion in 'Coronavirus Pandemic Discussions' started by 61falcon, Mar 6, 2020.

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  1. nobodyspecific

    nobodyspecific Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Given that you can still transmit COVID-19 to others before symptoms show, I think contact tracing and testing of close contacts for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 would be a reasonable step to stemming the spread of the virus. I would not want to be out and about, potentially infecting others if I knew I had recently been around someone who tested positive.

    Testing the close contacts would likely turn up many negatives, but also some positives - which would lead to other contacts that need to be followed up with and tested. It is part of what China did to stem the spread of the virus.
     
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    garyd Well-Known Member

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    It took China a while what is it 200 cases right now? 2000 test? We're testing 10 people per positive result? More to do to be sure and much of what will be done is going to have to be done at state and local levels.
     
  3. 61falcon

    61falcon Well-Known Member

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    God&country???Do you think we have good modern infrastructure here in the USA???Do you we have good cradle to grave healthcare that all citizens can afford??I have no idea if China allows TV coverage wherever they want to film, and neither do you.I served in the military of this country, did YOU??We were a modern country in the 1960's and 70's, since then we have fallen behind the modern world.
     

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