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Old 03-25-2020, 10:03 AM   #21  
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Maybe a cure isn’t such a good idea. Joe Biden has doubled down that a cure for the Chinese Virus “would make it worse”
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:57 AM   #22  
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/abcnews.go.com/amp/Health/antibody-testing-colorado-town-provide-forward/story%3fid=69856623
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Sounds promising. The 15 minute testing capability that is emerging and these antibody tests could shorten the economic pain of this significantly. That said, the government will need to ease up on restrictions and quarantines in conjunction with these so any quantifiable relief is prob 30-60 days away. Much better than the doomsday scenario though, that’s for sure. To the OP’s point, what we really need is for existing medication to prove somewhat successful. A vaccine will be great, but I doubt that is in the short-term cards.
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:36 AM   #24  
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Happeing in Germany now.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-germany-covid-19-immunity-certificates-testing-social-distancing-lockdown-2020-3%3famp

Its the ONLY short term viable way out of this. We need to spread the word rather than contiunually preaching doom or arguing politics.
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Happeing in Germany now.

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Its the ONLY short term viable way out of this. We need to spread the word rather than contiunually preaching doom or arguing politics.
Yup, agree. I can't think of a single reason not to, unless some civil libertarian can twist the constitution to call it discriminatory or some such.
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Concur - that’d be a win in the short term.
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:38 PM   #27  
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How about we simply:

1. Embark on a crash program to produce a few billion masks
2. Require everyone to wear one when outside their homes. Period. The big gotcha with Covid is that you can be completely asymptomatic, yet be shedding plenty of virus. Requiring masks on all trips outside the home would go a long way to reducing transmission.
3. Use those rapid antibody tests to identify those who have had it and recovered. Get them back to work, pronto.

It's basically exactly what Japan and South Korea are doing now, minus step 3, which is what the article references.
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How about we simply:

1. Embark on a crash program to produce a few billion masks
2. Require everyone to wear one when outside their homes. Period. The big gotcha with Covid is that you can be completely asymptomatic, yet be shedding plenty of virus. Requiring masks on all trips outside the home would go a long way to reducing transmission.
3. Use those rapid antibody tests to identify those who have had it and recovered. Get them back to work, pronto.

It's basically exactly what Japan and South Korea are doing now, minus step 3, which is what the article references.
Makes sense, I'd wear one. If I had one.
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I'm totally not a anti vaxxer, had the anthrax vax plus a laundry list of others but we should still respect people's decisions and not delve into a show me your shot card society short or long term.
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FDA approved antibody tests. Fingers crossed this works

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.axios.com/fda-coronavirus-two-minute-testing-kit-bodysphere-a665429d-488d-4edf-bd36-9180e2a06e4c.html
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