Testing Saves Lives

Trump on #Covid testing:

“We do tremendous testing. We have the best testing in the world.”

-President Donald J. Trump

If this is the best America can do we have severely lowered the bar on healthcare delivery!

Why Some People Are Waiting Weeks for COVID-19 Test Results | Time
https://time.com/5878732/covid-19-testing-delays/?amp=true

2 thoughts on “Testing Saves Lives

  1. Angela I think we are going about this all wrong! 96% of C-19 deaths are people above the age of 55! So if we know this maybe all people above 55 should be quarantine. If a member of your household is 55 or over wear a mask when coming within 6 feet. I don’t have all the answers but the statistics are pretty clear. Everybody else is being punish especially our young people. For people 24 and under less than 300 died, so open the schools and just have the teachers wear masks and gloves, the children should be fine and all adults in their 20s’, and 30s’ should be find. When the children get home wash their hands, face and change clothes. Tests should be limited to people 55& over since they are most at risk. Our testing facilities should then get back results in a timely manner.

    1. I don’t have the answers. I only know what I’ve read and my experience as a doctor. Sounds logical but based on experience in other countries that doesn’t work. We don’t know the morbidity or mortality if millions of children get infected. Will the virus mutate more in children? Will certain children be more susceptible to complications? We are over 6 months into this pandemic and we don’t have testing up and running for early detection of such problems. What about teachers, custodians, educators, and parents? We would definitely increase their risk of infection. Ultimately, the risk is hospitals running overcapacity with supply and worker shortages. At that point, patients get poor care, and the death toll rises exponentially.

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