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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2020, 07:37:55 PM »
We don't need beeping and hazmat suits, how about a machine that prints a slip of paper which you need to get into a store (with ID I guess so you can't use someone else's).

Just don't scream and run away :)

Also, actually finding people who are shedding virus should happen much less if we can get a much better handle on who is actually contagious...
« Last Edit: May 27, 2020, 07:41:33 PM by etech0 »
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2020, 07:53:43 PM »
Like?

If you get a regular test, first of all you don't get the result on the spot, they call you at home to tell you, and second of all you are in your car, not in public.

I've thought about the same thing by temperature checks, e.g. in foreign airports, not that I would appreciate if I had a temperature and I don't know what they would do with me but even then it doesn't mean I for sure have something contagious, people have high temperature all the time.
If something like this breathalyzer test became common and every place had one we would quickly go back to semi normal life and we would do a breath test every place we went until someone tests positive. Suddenly everyone near them would start worrying were they actually keeping a proper distance and were they actually taking proper precautions, ect.

Try to imagine if you were standing in line to go into a shop or to go through security or get on a plane and the person in front of you suddenly beeps red and a guy in hazmat suit comes to escort the person away...
Nobody needs to see where people go after they get their results.
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2020, 07:55:31 PM »
Nobody needs to see where people go after they get their results.
That's the advantage of having them in various locations throughout the town/city, as opposed to while standing on line to get into a store.

They could even be like little phone booths so no one watches you get your result. Just lock it and send someone to sanitize it when there was a positive :D
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2020, 08:05:10 PM »
That's the advantage of having them in various locations throughout the town/city, as opposed to while standing on line to get into a store.

They could even be like little phone booths so no one watches you get your result. Just lock it and send someone to sanitize it when there was a positive :D
The guy sanitizing it will just sneak over and clean without anyone noticing.
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2020, 08:06:35 PM »
The guy sanitizing it will just sneak over and clean without anyone noticing.
I hope
there are ways around that.
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2020, 08:07:06 PM »
What if the door locks and the ceiling shpritzes lysol around the whole booth in between each person?

This is still science fiction anyways, so we can invent whatever we want!
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2020, 08:58:32 PM »
with ID I guess so you can't use someone else's
Was thinking about that question but my post was getting long ;)


Just don't scream and run away :)

The guy sanitizing it will just sneak over and clean without anyone noticing.
What if the door locks and the ceiling shpritzes lysol around the whole booth in between each person?

This is still science fiction anyways, so we can invent whatever we want!
These responses had me laughing tears
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2020, 09:01:17 PM »
These responses had me laughing tears
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2020, 09:05:56 PM »
Nobody needs to see where people go after they get their results.
In an airport, maybe.

But stores? Think about any store you go to and try see where they could have a line to get tested entering the store without people seeing.

That's why the booth idea might work better, although these booths would probably have to be staffed, someone would have to change the mouthpiece for each person, dispose of the used mouthpiece correctly, give instructions for people that wouldn't know what to do (we all know someone that would fit in this category ;) ), and most of all, stop them being vandalized!

Imagine trying to go shopping and you're running from booth to booth trying to get a test receipt to get in to the store to buy your challos at the last minute before Yom tov, only to find that all of them are graffitied and smell like a bathroom!
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2020, 09:50:15 PM »
Imagine trying to go shopping and you're running from booth to booth trying to get a test receipt to get in to the store to buy your challos at the last minute before Yom tov, only to find that all of them are graffitied and smell like a bathroom!
But if you can get one receipt which lasts the whole day, hopefully you have one from earlier that day!
And they won't smell bad, they'll smell like lysol, so we're good :)
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2020, 10:30:31 PM »


And they won't smell bad

What do your receipts usually smell like?
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2020, 10:32:30 PM »

What do your receipts usually smell like?
idk lysol?
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2020, 11:16:35 PM »
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2020, 11:20:51 PM »
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2021, 02:08:25 PM »
https://matzav.com/experimental-breathalyzer-test-for-covid-19-accurate-study/

Testing critically ill patients is way too late, wake me up when asymptomatic COVID could be detected by a breathalyzer at 88% accuracy. Let's be clear, 88% is still low, but we aren't even there yet.
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Re: COVID Breathalyzer
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2021, 02:11:54 PM »
Testing critically ill patients is way too late, wake me up when asymptomatic COVID could be detected by a breathalyzer at 88% accuracy. Let's be clear, 88% is still low, but we aren't even there yet.
Yep, the article doesn't say if they tried that yet.
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