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    Default Covid Testing Thought Experiment

    Two things to consider.

    1. A clear test means, assuming it is done properly, that the tested individual was free of the virus at the point in time the test was carried out. It does not mean that they are clear for ever more as seems to be a general belief. In fact you could become infected immediately after testing or at any point thereafter.

    2. To catch the virus you have to somehow come into contact with it. Where is one of the most likely places for someone who believes they may have the virus likely to be found? The local testing station would be a logical place for them to go.

    I would agree that testing station staff and their procedures are good but humans being humans are never perfect so point 2 is still valid.

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    Default Re: Covid Testing Thought Experiment

    1 big issue
    That wont be of any use to those who dont care and refuse to be helpfull or comply .

    Thats one of the reasons Ak cant get it eliminated even with lockdown.

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    Default Re: Covid Testing Thought Experiment

    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post

    2. To catch the virus you have to somehow come into contact with it. Where is one of the most likely places for someone who believes they may have the virus likely to be found? The local testing station would be a logical place for them to go.

    I would agree that testing station staff and their procedures are good but humans being humans are never perfect so point 2 is still valid.
    but obvious places like testing stations will get cleaned down etc, so the risk there becomes rather small. especially if its a drive through type.
    what is higher risk is places where everyone has to go, but don't get cleaned all that often and there is a lot of people. as we see in the places of interest super markets are one of the highest risk places.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: Covid Testing Thought Experiment

    Let's forget about all that.
    Get your vaccine, get on with life.

    Those who won't, well Darwin Awards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Let's forget about all that.
    Get your vaccine, get on with life.

    Those who won't, well Darwin Awards.
    +1

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    Default Re: Covid Testing Thought Experiment

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Let's forget about all that.
    Get your vaccine, get on with life.

    Those who won't, well Darwin Awards.
    Don't forget your booster every 6 months..
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    Default Re: Covid Testing Thought Experiment

    Bye Bye, Clive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Bye Bye, Clive
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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Let's forget about all that.
    Get your vaccine, get on with life.

    Those who won't, well Darwin Awards.
    +1
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: Covid Testing Thought Experiment

    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    Don't forget your booster every 6 months..
    thats a big unknown at this stage.
    granted there is some countries doing that but they also have low vaccination rates, and it reeks of desperation.

    the big thing will be what happens in third world countries.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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