We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Now approved by the FDA, but already in use in other countries. The sooner we can get it everywhere here, the better. It might take a week or two. Obviously, if you have recovered from a confirmed case, you are good to go.
Despite the careful caveats in the article, what a positive test basically tells you is that you have been exposed to covid and have immunity to it. That means you have no to minimal risk, and are no risk to anybody else.
I was sick about two weeks ago. Overwhelming fatigue for four days, cough, fever chills for 7-8 days. Wife had it too. Kids, not so much. It was probably a seasonal flu, but it sure would be nice to know if we have the Wuhan antibodies. Time for the FDA to stop dicking around with this stuff.
Of course, if you have the anti-bodies because you've gotten and recovered from the virus, you win, even if via not cooperating with the social distancing. Those who followed guidelines are looking at having their sentences to confinement extended.
A reward for ignoring the "experts". Those who "took the risk" get to start earning income and try to recover from the economic devastation of the "expert" shutdown.
Question is, in a future outbreak, how many people will follow the government "advice" when it means longer confinement? Deeper economic devastation.
And how does one prove a negative - never sick, now or almost ever even when exposed to brutal kid germs when kids sick, traveled in and around NOLA the whole of Mardi Gras week, the NC another week, flying back and forth to New England, usual activity except for in person work, swimming and eating out......
I don’t see the authority to require such a test to permit me to return to in person work. I find the notion of a registry anathema. Imagine such a discussion for any other disease or condition. We are no longer permitted to report and track STD’s, which have devastating results for those who are infected. Will illegal aliens be subject to it? And having allowed it just this once, what other circumstances will be allowed?