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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3660 on: November 18, 2020, 11:38:53 PM »
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-first-covid-19-test-self-testing-home

From the manufacturer’s site:

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In a Community Testing Study, where the Lucira test was compared to a FDA authorized known high sensitivity SARS-CoV-2 test, Lucira achieved a 94% positive percent agreement (PPA) and a 98% negative percent agreement (NPA). Excluding samples with very low levels of virus that possibly no longer reflected active infection1, Lucira achieved 100% positive percent agreement.

This sounds like good news. Any idea what it cost and how available it’ll be?

Also, does molecular mean it’s compatible to PCR, or not necessarily?
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3661 on: November 18, 2020, 11:43:56 PM »
From the manufacturer’s site:

This sounds like good news. Any idea what it cost and how available it’ll be?

Also, does molecular mean it’s compatible to PCR, or not necessarily?
No - it's LAMP test like the saliva.
The problem is this is a small privately held company with little production capacity, and the President believes in less tests so numbers don't spike. In a functioning administration we would have millions of these already made. I believe the price is going to be around $50 now, targeting high risk activities like visiting nursing homes.
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3664 on: November 22, 2020, 12:09:59 PM »
So when do we change the thread title to ‘the Italian virus’ ??

https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/1921921/report-covid-19-was-in-italy-prior-to-china-outbreak.html
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Likely very true, but notice the spin (bold mine):

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COVID-19 was circulating in Italy since September 2019, months before reports of an outbreak in Wuhan

IINM, the consensus is that this was in China late last summer already, but there were no reports until much later.
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3665 on: November 23, 2020, 12:59:25 PM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55048438

Coming from where they come, this would sound realistic. Wouldn't fly (pun intended) in the US or other places that are more inclined towards personal liberties (though if naturally occurring antibodies would also be considered, it would have a better chance).
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3666 on: November 23, 2020, 01:02:00 PM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55048438

Coming from where they come, this would sound realistic. Wouldn't fly (pun intended) in the US or other places that are more inclined towards personal liberties (though if naturally occurring antibodies would also be considered, it would have a better chance).
Sure it will. They already have flights with mandatory testing and the vaccine will almost certainly be mandatory at some point.
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3667 on: November 23, 2020, 01:29:37 PM »
Sure it will. They already have flights with mandatory testing and the vaccine will almost certainly be mandatory at some point.
In the US? Will never happen

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3668 on: November 23, 2020, 01:33:17 PM »
In the US? Will never happen
On airlines? Sure it will
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3669 on: November 23, 2020, 02:07:45 PM »
On airlines? Sure it will

I wouldn't mind if it does but I can already hear the outcry from people requesting medical exemptions (whether real or not) and the like. I'm not so sure its so simple.

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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3670 on: November 23, 2020, 02:12:15 PM »
I wouldn't mind if it does but I can already hear the outcry from people requesting medical exemptions (whether real or not) and the like. I'm not so sure its so simple.
Some of the airlines don't allow any medical exemption for mask wearing. There is a Biden administration. It really is so simple

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Those seeking to enforce compulsory vaccination argued that the public good overrode personal freedom, a view supported by the U.S. Supreme Court in Jacobson v. Massachusetts in 1905, a landmark ruling which set a precedent for cases dealing with personal freedom and the public good.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallpox_vaccine
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3671 on: November 23, 2020, 02:12:30 PM »
In the US? Will never happen
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3672 on: November 23, 2020, 02:23:11 PM »
In the US? Will never happen
In all seriousness, I would never have thought these things were possible, but I've said that about many things last year before 2020 came along and taught me to never rule out ANY possibilities.
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3673 on: November 23, 2020, 02:59:26 PM »
Some of the airlines don't allow any medical exemption for mask wearing. There is a Biden administration. It really is so simple
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallpox_vaccine
Small pox was much deadlier that COVID, even in March.
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Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
« Reply #3674 on: November 23, 2020, 03:07:09 PM »
Small pox was much deadlier that COVID, even in March.
Tell that to the defunct airlines around the world
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