Corona Tests Are Now Irrelevant in CA

whats up with the ridiculous age ranges being posted?

one article listed the ranges :

0-17

18-64

65+

is this to imply more panic to the sheep? Great your showing 40% are hospitalized between 20-54 but 39.8% of the 40% are 50+ years of age. Can we please get some accurate data?!?!?!?!?!?


Heres a more REALISTIC range. These are the TRUE numbers I want see.

0-6

7-12

13-19

20-35

36-49

50-65

66-75

76+
Why do you think those are more realistic?
 

Chalklines

SILVER ELITE
Why do you think those are more realistic?
Isolate and LOCK DOWN the age demographic that has the highest risk. 18-64 is basically everyone. Too vague.

The state being on complete lock down will spread more financial hardship to individuals across California then the actual Corona Virus. At some point this will be over but the destruction to our economy will last for years.
 
Isolate and LOCK DOWN the age demographic that has the highest risk. 18-64 is basically everyone. Too vague.

The state being on complete lock down will spread more financial hardship to individuals across California then the actual Corona Virus. At some point this will be over but the destruction to our economy will last for years.
The other group is easily seen as representing children, adults, and seniors. Which of your groups would you lock down?
 
Now that we are all under a "shelter in place" order, the issue of "do we have enough tests" is irrelevant. It's just a data tracker but plays no purpose in treatment nor prevention now. Tests are relevant when you are trying to identify people with the virus so that you can what? Isolate that person from the rest of the population so they don't spread it and treat them appropriately. Well, we're all isolated now anyway, so it doesn't really matter to help isolation. And, there is no different treatment if you do have it vs the regular flu -- stay at home and bear it out. Unless of course you have serious medical issues already.

The focus should now be on number of icu and hospital beds available for those with serious medical issues, the efficacy of some of these potential drugs, and ways to get the economy going again in parts of the country that are not hotspots. Any discussion re tests now is a waste of time and more of a political angling, blame game.
At present the corona virus can only be spread through droplet per the CDC. It can also live on surfaces for x amount of hrs. Testing gives some a false hope unless there is an unlimited supply of tests. One can get a negative test today but who’s to say one can’t get infected by the virus tomorrow? How can you truly know if you’re free of the virus daily if you’re not testing yourself daily? Any statistics gathered through the current testing system is in accurate imo. It can’t possibly quantify the California population let the alone America. I totally agree with your opinion.
 
At present the corona virus can only be spread through droplet per the CDC. It can also live on surfaces for x amount of hrs. Testing gives some a false hope unless there is an unlimited supply of tests. One can get a negative test today but who’s to say one can’t get infected by the virus tomorrow? How can you truly know if you’re free of the virus daily if you’re not testing yourself daily? Any statistics gathered through the current testing system is in accurate imo. It can’t possibly quantify the California population let the alone America. I totally agree with your opinion.
San Diego County Chief Medical Officer (I didn't even know there was such a thing) said in a televised press conference today that the virus can survive up to two days on hard surfaces, such as door handles.
 
San Diego County Chief Medical Officer (I didn't even know there was such a thing) said in a televised press conference today that the virus can survive up to two days on hard surfaces, such as door handles.
We’re cleaning our house like Danny Tanner standard clean now!
 

maestroFRSM

BRONZE
The standard test for the presence of COVID19 is helpful for those in "essential" commerce, including doctors and nurses, who aren't staying at home, and certainly don't want to inadvertently expose others. This test only tells you if you have the virus at the moment you were tested, but not if you've been exposed in the past. Everyone will benefit from an antibody COVID19 test (not available yet), which will tell you if you've developed immunity, ie been exposed, recovered, and immune to repeat infection. Epidemiologists will then determine what percent of the population has immunity - at 70%, we should be protected by "herd immunity." Hopefully, we'll have a vaccine before then.
 
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