COVID-19 info thread

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  1. DeToxRox

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  2. Marbles

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    Just got back from Florida a week ago. Taking my Covid test in a couple hours.
     
  3. Degausser

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    Wife and her family have been in Florida all week. Great timing.
     
  4. Stagger Lee

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    I went in this morning to get a test. I had a slight tickle in my throat last night and, with the recent spike, I just wanted to be sure. It took 2 hrs before I was brought back. Then as condition of the test I had to certify that I wouldn’t leave my house until the results came in (except for medical care). They said it would take 7-10 days for results. I also had to agree to release my medical records to the county. I decided against the test. Not worth all that for a precautionary test. Seems like some dumb burdens if widespread testing is the goal.
     
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  5. Lyrtch

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    i imagine wherever you live doesn't really want to expand testing to keep case counts down
     
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  6. Stagger Lee

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    I couldn’t get a clear answer if these were county, state, or facility rules. I’m going to call some other places
     
  7. Georgia_Nole

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    The 7-10 days is absurd to wait, but other that I see nothing wrong with releasing the info to the county, or quarantining until your results come.
     
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  8. Lyrtch

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    tbh none of those rules are that bad for where we were months ago

    but testing shouldn't be that poor at this point anywhere
     
  9. Stagger Lee

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    I follow social distancing guideline, but I’m not in a place where I can quarantine for 7-10 days for a precautionary test. If I start showing real symptoms over the next couple days, I’ll reassess

    And I don’t have a problem with them releasing my records, unless my name or other identifiers are included.
     
  10. goblue31602

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    Parts of Kentucky that had plenty of testing prior now can't get their hands on it. There are definitely areas where it at least seems like they're trying to limit testing.
     
  11. Marbles

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    That was a pretty surreal experience getting tested. Bunch of military person in PPE guiding you through. Super quick but I guess all the national guard makes you think of the movie Outbreak.
     
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  12. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    I'm negative for the Red Cross antibody test. Couldn't figure out what specific test they're using or even developed their own.
     
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  13. xec

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    If access to testing is bad now, what happens to that access when the sports get going this summer and the school systems and universities start up in August?
     
  14. Henry Blake

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    You can't make too many masks/ppe for what we'll need this fall/winter.
     
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  15. The Banks

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    We’re gonna try though
     
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  16. AlternativeFactsRule

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    The release to county/state officials is nothing new. It’s pretty standard for a whole host of communicable diseases that the state has an interest in tracking. Your infection is a public health issue.
     
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  17. Stagger Lee

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    That’s a fair argument, but it misses the point. My medical history and medications aren’t a public health issue.
     
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  18. pperc

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    They are sort of though
     
  19. slogan119

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    As long as it’s masked ( :awesomeface: ) it’s useful to see how certain conditions and medications interact w/ the virus. Not cool to have it tied to a specific person instead of aggregated tho.
     
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  20. Stagger Lee

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    then upload your med records and post a link itt
     
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  21. pperc

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    I was referring to what slogan119 stated above

    I’m curious though, what would you be specifically worried about that they could do with them (blinded of course)
     
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  22. pperc

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    I actually agree that they shouldn’t be used for commercial purposes or for a company to make money. Public health I feel differently about
     
  23. Stagger Lee

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    No concern if blinded.
     
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  24. THF

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    Go give blood in the next few weeks and the Red Cross will give you a Seology test for free
     
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  25. Stagger Lee

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    I also have had a bad experience with my health records. When I bought life insurance a few years back I discovered a pretty substantial error in my health records from a date when I wasn’t even seen by a doctor. I spent a lot of time fighting to get my records changed and the best I could get was a noted objection and statement from a third party physician that, in his medical opinion, the diagnosis was false. Humans make mistakes and I don’t want those in public hands.
     
    #5525 Stagger Lee, Jun 27, 2020
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  26. pperc

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    Health insurance, life insurance, etc all get them and you can’t stop them if you want there products. That story is horrifying
     
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  27. Stagger Lee

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    thankfully the life insurer agreed to look past the error with the third-party physician’s opinion. Otherwise I was basically uninsurable. It was a type of mistake that could jeopardize my law license

    I haven’t had an honest conversation with a doctor since, only providing the info I believe is relevant to the visit (dumb, I know), and I review my records after every visit.
     
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  28. AlternativeFactsRule

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    They are though. The state has an interest in preventing its people from getting sick and dying. They need to track certain infections to do that.
     
  29. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Your entire records aren’t transferred to the state. There are mandatory reporting laws for some infections that require them to be tracked however.
     
  30. Stagger Lee

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    makes sense but the consent I would’ve had to sign was vague
     
  31. AlternativeFactsRule

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    That’s fair. You’d certainly have a better understanding of that than I would.
     
  32. RonBurgundy

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    Your health history gets transferred for research purposes frequently with your name and other identifying info taken out. Happens a lot.

    there is a ton of value in mass collecting who is getting the virus (age, sex, comorbidities, home address, etc.). The thing they don’t need, care about, or transfer is your name.
     
  33. Lyrtch

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    national medical record system when
     
  34. RonBurgundy

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    Have you seen how much money and power Epic has????
     
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  35. The Banks

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    Did you ask them that?
     
  36. Stagger Lee

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    the nurse had no idea. She was irritated I was even asking the question.
     
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  37. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    Here's an interesting one out of Northern Italy

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20477724.2020.1785782

    Single hospital in Milan reporting changes in 30 day mortality from March-mid May, 20%--> 2%. Fairly striking drop in mortality rates over that time, despite no significant shift in demographics.

    Doubt improvements in management account for this. Article cites air pollution as a factor? IDK about that. Makes me wonder about viral attenuation, which the authors also express curiosity about
     
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  38. BigReff73

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    Question for the experts..
    Parent in laws are generally pretty isolated as is (only go to grocery store, maybe going back to empty gym, both retired) But I think they are a bit too much Dabo for me as they just flew from PA to Myrtle Beach to spend a week. Flight was 75% full, Claims that masks were worn, but they’ll also be spending a week at the beach, probably eating out as well. I’m sure once in Myrtle, mask wearing will be limited and MB is now a hot spot.

    They’ve helped watch our 1 year old while we are working from home, mostly because I’ve been generally comfortable with their limited external interactions. But I don’t like this trip.

    How long following the trip should I wait before they could come back? I feel like 14 days is the default answer but have also heard longer. I suspect a negative test won’t be agreeable
     
  39. texasraider

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    Friend of mine is a nurse in Houston and a guy pulled a gun on the staff at their clinic last night because they couldn’t fit him in to get a test until tomorrow
     
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  40. Jax Teller

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    A friend of mine is a medic in the guard and got called up months ago to help with testing in rural areas of TN.
     
  41. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    I have a question: why are so many still traveling to Florida?

    Why would you do anything now that you wouldn't back in March?
     
  42. pperc

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    You should be most worried about them, not your 1 year old to be honest
     
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  43. Stagger Lee

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    Buddy of mine just got to the beach with all his wife’s family. Like 20 people in the house. Just got the call that he tested positive. His wife’s fam is not happy with him.
     
  44. Blu Tang Clan

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    Going to Florida in the summer in general seems counterproductive. Go there in the cooler months when the heat is a refreshing change of pace.
     
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  45. pperc

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    Moron
     
  46. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    If they're all there, they're all responsible

    But if he had symptoms, even mild ones, and he still went, then he's like Mt Rushmore-tier asshole
     
    #5546 pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ, Jun 28, 2020
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  47. Stagger Lee

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    he wasn’t symptomatic. He’d been getting tested regularly through work
     
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  48. AUShyGuy

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    Always sucks when 1 guy has to ruin your crowded large family gathering in a state overflowing with pandemic cases....
     
  49. pperc

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    Where does he work that they are testing regularly?
     
  50. Whammy Business

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    The whole lot of them are dumbasses.