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    I read today (and can't guarantee this is totally factual) but
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    Canada Pop. 36 + million has done 27,000 + tests
    US Pop. 360+ million has done 23,000 + tests

    If these numbers are even slightly accurate we all have a very big problem.

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    Our county people said delays due to locations of the test facilities and chemical shortages used to conduct the tests. I have an associate who is now working at home. Wife has had an elevated fever for several days. Went to the doctor and they have no tests for the flu or Corona virus. Checked her lungs and said she was a okay. You'd think they would test her, just sayin'. So now he too waits at home until she gets sicker or gets better. Seems like a backwards way of doing things. I really don't think the numbers truly reflect what is going on. Testing is just not being done. I don't want this to be the next Italy, what near 500 dead in the last 24 hours.

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    The tricky part with this virus is the spreading for days before symptoms show up. So while testing would be helpful, itís usually spread before one even thinks of doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammy View Post
    The tricky part with this virus is the spreading for days before symptoms show up. So while testing would be helpful, it’s usually spread before one even thinks of doing that.
    14 day incubation

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    It seems that celebrities and others of wealth/notoriety are able to be tested immediately. Story of life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    It seems that celebrities and others of wealth/notoriety are able to be tested immediately. Story of life...
    Did you miss the President last night? He said "well, that's the way the world works".. I won't write what I called him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammy View Post
    That’s good information to keep track of. Thanks.

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    Interesting map. Itís done by a company that makes internet connected thermometers. According to an article in The NY Times they are able to predict flu spikes about 2 weeks ahead of the cdc. Based on the length of fever for covid-19 compared to flu they think they can show spikes in covid in real time. Judging from the map as of now I wouldnít set foot in Florida at this time.

    https://healthweather.us/

    Link to the original by times story.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/h...rmometers.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Interesting map. It’s done by a company that makes internet connected thermometers. According to an article in The NY Times they are able to predict flu spikes about 2 weeks ahead of the cdc. Based on the length of fever for covid-19 compared to flu they think they can show spikes in covid in real time. Judging from the map as of now I wouldn’t set foot in Florida at this time.

    https://healthweather.us/

    Link to the original by times story.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/h...rmometers.html
    Fascinating stuff. Guess the Spring break revelers have done their work.

    And, in other news, Trump's statesmanlike response to governors begging for PPEs and respirators: "We're not a shipping clerk." Way to rise to the occasion, Churchill...

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