There are different types of tests. The PCR tests are very accurate, but are more time consuming to do and take special equipment.
There are other types of tests which produce rapid results, but the results are less accurate. The rapid tests are seen as supplements for PCR tests, not as replacements for them.
The PCR tests are accurate, excluding FPs and FNs, in that they detect virus in: those who have had it and are now better; those who have the virus and are going to get better without symptoms; those who are going to go on to develop C19 symptoms and may need intervention.If they are les accurate why are they allowed? Perhaps it is a case, yet again, of 'money rules'.
The PCR tests are accurate, excluding FPs and FNs, in that they detect virus in: those who have had it and are now better; those who have the virus and are going to get better without symptoms; those who are going to go on to develop C19 symptoms and may need intervention.
They indicate a subset of people for further investigation but a Positive PCR test is not a positive diagnosis of C19.
That is all very well but the info I obtained was wrt airlines mainly which seems to leave considerable doubt as to whether commercial aircraft are soft where the Covid 19 is concerned.
I take you meant to type "safe"?
You're in a confined box with people who may or may not have a viral load. You're wearing a mask that the jury is out on. The airlines say they are filtering and scrubbing the cabin atomsphere - whether that is effective or sufficient?
I suppose it depends on your tolerance for risk.
It's all just a giant class war,
I think those who can work from home, mostly middle class types, are more pro-lockdown than those who can't work from home, particularly those in hospitality, whose jobs are under immediate threat,, and these are more working class types.
The SAGE assessment has been released on the various options for closing.I think those who can work from home, mostly middle class types, are more pro-lockdown than those who can't work from home, particularly those in hospitality, whose jobs are under immediate threat,, and these are more working class types.
- Closure of indoor gyms, leisure centres, fitness etc. shows a potential reduction in Rt of up to 0.1, though precise estimation very difficult.
It's very slender evidence to destroy lives, businesses, cancel cancer operations etc. We need to bite the bullet and allow it to go through somewhere and test if a) shielding can be done, and b) if it's self-limiting as the Great Barrington lot claim.Our local running club (in Wales) is now on pause, after Thursday. At present everyone met outside, in pre-arranged groups of smaller than six. We have a 'covid officer' (he's an ex army WO who has put all the policies in place, military style), and it was very well ran.
Each week we'd be e-mailed a spreadsheet where we chose our speed group, which limited numbers and we're reminded that we're in the local public's eye.
Anyway, all cancelled after Thursday which affects Wor Lass more than me. She's a regular, it's where she meets her friends, it's good for her mental health and well-being; it's her tribe.
Luckily enough our gym is in England, so open, but just a mile down the road into Wales, that gym is closed.
It's weird living on the border, but luckily enough we're on the right side of it.
Going back the side effects that survivors have which can range from anything from loss of memory, mental health affects, to iffy bowels. To delusions (not of grandeur !!!) , strokes Anyhow there’s this ’Long Covid‚ Syndrome Remember this guy who recovered from COVID, wheeled through Blackpool hospital clapping and cheering has sadly passed away recently.
Aerospace engineer Roehl Ribaya, 47, was cheered out of Blackpool Victoria Hospital in July after 60 days on its intensive care ward, but his believes 'long Covid' contributed to his death last week.www.dailymail.co.uk
However delving into the article (partially not trusting the titles of said tabloid)..it appears ‚was cardiac arrest with the secondary cause given as post-Covid pulmonary fibrosis‘
Article also states there is no autopsy lest HM Coroner investigsting...
The pro lockdown Branch Covidians do tend to forget that particular aspect.I notice all the posts indicate lockdowns involving hospitality, gyms, pubs, restaurants, etc. but there are actually a considerable number who do have to go to work. People involved in production, manufacturing, maintenance and responders who tend not to be bleating. These are to my mind the ones ignored by younger people and local politicians because everyone assumes it all gets done by some form of magic somewhere.