Why widespread COVID-19 testing is crucial to fighting the coronavirus pandemic | Just The FAQs

Why widespread COVID-19 testing is crucial to fighting the coronavirus pandemic | Just The FAQs 1


COVID-19 widespread testing is crucial to fighting the pandemic, but is there enough testing? The answer is in the positivity rates.

Federal regulators are investigating a Texas laboratory that a Florida hospital chain dropped last week because of delayed and unreliable COVID-19 test results.

AdventHealth, which has 45 hospitals in nine states, terminated its Florida contract with MicroGen DX due to concerns about the validity of some of the 60,000 tests MicroGen had processed for the system because the lab left them at room temperature for days, according to an AdventHealth statement. MicroGen promotes shipping COVID-19 sputum (mucus) samples through FedEx on its website.

The company is also selling a saliva-only test that can be administered in a "hospital, clinic, drive-thru clinic or at-home," in all 50 states without an Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, said MicroGen spokeswoman Ashley Moore. An authorized Emergency Use Authorization is required in a public health emergency, according to the Food and Drug Administration, for "any COVID-19 test for at-home testing, with or without the use of telemedicine."

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24 Comments on "Why widespread COVID-19 testing is crucial to fighting the coronavirus pandemic | Just The FAQs"

  1. I hate 2020 the most!

  2. I just make the USA today money by clicking on this video you could thank me for this because I do not buy the newspaper or magazine.

  3. We dont need more testing…its that danges of a flu

  4. Trump 2020 🇺🇲

  5. Imagine a virus so deadly that you have to be tested to realize that you have it…

    • Are you stupid? A virus can be deadly, it’s just that the symptoms are very subtle. So you need a test to see if you’re infected.

    • @why not ? The C.D.C. released the real Con-vid 1984 numbers. And only 6% of the deaths were actually from Con-vid 1984.

      Look up the C.D.C. numbers for yourself and see that this whole thing has been blown out of proportion.

      Saying that Con-vid 1984 is deadly.
      Would be like saying sloppy handwriting is deadly. Because in fact, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that the sloppy handwriting of physicians is responsible for 7,000 deaths each year.

      Which is on par with the real mortality numbers for Con-vid 1984.

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  7. 是々非々Politics | September 3, 2020 at 8:46 AM | Reply

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  8. Beverly Whitaker | September 3, 2020 at 8:52 AM | Reply

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  9. The C.D.C. released the real Con-vid 1984 numbers. And only 6% of the deaths were actually from Con-vid 1984.

    Look up the C.D.C. numbers for yourself and see that this whole thing has been blown out of proportion.

  10. Most people have the antibodies now so they don’t need a vaccine !!! All those positive tests while not being sick means you had it and don’t need to do anything further.

  11. This news just LIED to you. The CDC just lowered the number to 9000 only actually died from Covid from the original 160,000 ..most of those were in nursing homes. You’re being Played!

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    The Bible says to *not* trust the snake!
    Where is it written that Jesus needed a testing kit, a face mask and a vaccine to heal the sick?
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  15. Beverley Clayton | September 3, 2020 at 1:54 PM | Reply

    It is NOT a pandemic. Stop the scare tactics and report the truth. Misleading Americans by reporting false statistics on who had it and how many died from it promotes mistrust. Not listening to a bunch of money hungry liberals who are not concerned with the mental and economic situation of millions of Americans!

  16. There are standards in science both defining; one standard centered on chemical ladened cocktails suggesting a host of multiple side effects for the purpose of greed self-interest and self monetary gain keeping their candidates health always chronically conditioned in danger and at risk. The followers of the above mentioned practice gravely fail to ask attending medical teams Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? The preference of these attending teams encourage as much as one is willing to accept pharmarsudical intake at the doctor’s highest recommendation.

  17. Daniel Castillo | September 12, 2020 at 1:02 AM | Reply

    The more favorable and highest R&D Science available to counter COVID-19 for anyone is the science that recommends consuming fresh green leafy unadulterated clorophyll rich vegetables fresh fruits and other foods produced from the green earth grass fed free range red and or white meats fresh fish and poultry eating laughing exercising reading and playing with family and friends on a daily basis serving and volunteering within your local community along with wise spiritual development and by all means discipline from consuming any and all types of quick ready pre-cooked packaged frozen foods permeated with artificial sweeteners chemical stableizers fillers and preservatives, COMBINED these do not keep a body at its best quite the contrary… We have but one life so be happy in your own skin give yourself permission to study and review the available research. You will find the hubris in bad science and be inspired to know by divine design the entire body has the intelligence and the receptors that communicate to heal itself coupled with a positive attitude which is the key vitamin for the soul… There was no vaccine for either SARS nor EBOLA you will learn all viruses are not living therefore a virus cannot ever be killed nor can science ever create an anti-virus there is no such thing as an anti-virus without an underlying motive viruses are as many as there are visible stars in a perfect night sky viruses are necessary and are part of the ecosystem for all existence, viruses have been around before humanity arrived viruses are not enemy nor a threat but instead support life and all the living the research is available for the asking do not follow anyone without asking and getting comprehensive answers to who? what? when? where? why? and how? All of the noise directed towards COVID testing is strategy motivated and is instead distraction for big pharma to keep their industry pockets overflowing as usual. The current collective “world” data and patterns related to COVID-19 from medical teams around the world are exposing and very revealing with fatality case numbers being unrelated to COVID-19 due normal flu season normal flu medicine intake to pre-existing conditions and medicine intake for those pre-existing conditions compounded with the host of required meds for all admitted registered positively diagnosed COVID-19 hospitalized patients…The combination of med alone are quite an explosive emploding chemical cocktail for one’s body to approach any degree of health or wellness plus not to mention the host of ill fated risk factors from the combined medicine side effects; with the final blow of a respirator covering up one’s primary free air flow passages for normal air intake. One would have to be exceptionally resilient to survive such conditions ya think everyone has viruses even covid just don’t be taken advantage of by bad science unbeknownst to you with hear no evil see no evil speak no evil motive never be eluded it’s in your best interest peace

  18. If you are ill get tested. Just like every flu season. this notion of testing the World is mindless.

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