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We have the best testing!
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Volkonski wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:36 am

Florida reports a staggering 15,300 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

This is the highest single-day increase any state has ever reported since the pandemic began.
That's about 2/3 of my area's population!


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tek wrote: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:02 am We have the best testing!
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RTH10260 wrote: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:41 am
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Yahoo News (VIDEO): Trump's bizarre COVID-19 claim: 'Biden and Obama stopped their testing'
bizarre is a very friendly description for a case ready for the 25th Amendment

impotus must have been speaking about SARS or H1N1. I guess the Obama administration stopped testing once they saw that the epidemic did not spread out, then died out. Of course totally unrelated scenarios.

:brickwallsmall: "When you test you create cases." and "when a sicko walks into a hospital or doctor they test but they don't have cases" :brickwallsmall:

:brickwallsmall: "We do very well with vaccines" --- Which may I ask ?

:brickwallsmall: "We have by far the biggest testing program in the world" --- I bet China would like to submit a correction.

and once again repeating his brainfart :brickwallsmall: : "If we would do half the number of tests we would have half the number of cases" :brickwallsmall:


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Associated Press: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma rise by record 993


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma has increased by a record 993 with four additional deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Tuesday.

The previous daily record for reported cases was 858 on July 7.

The state reported total 21,738 cases of the virus and 428 deaths, up from 21,745 cases and 424 deaths reported Monday. The actual number of positive cases is likely much higher since many people haven’t been tested and some who get the disease don’t show symptoms.

The health department reported 546 people have been hospitalized either with the virus or under investigation, and 16,635 have recovered.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the highly contagious virus can cause severe symptoms and be fatal
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KLAS: Nevada, Clark County report largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases with more than 1K


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada and Clark County broke a new record Monday for the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases with more than 1,000, according to data from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD).

Of Nevada’s 1,104 new COVID-19 cases, 1,021 of them were reported in Clark County.

This record-breaking number comes as more than 9,000 tests were conducted statewide in the past 24 hours.

There are now 29,619 confirmed cases and 612 deaths in Nevada. There were 19 new COVID-19 related deaths reported in the last day, a record for the state.


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The Hill: Florida records highest one-day coronavirus death toll


Florida reported 132 new coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday, breaking the state’s record for the highest single-day death toll.

The new fatalities bring Florida's total to 4,409 deaths, according to state data.

Florida also reported 9,261 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 43,615.

The new reported fatalities bring Florida’s seven-day average to 81 per day, according to The Associated Press, more than doubling the figure the state set two weeks ago and making Florida's average the second-highest in the U.S. behind Texas, according to AP.

Florida is among the states in the U.S. with surging coronavirus cases.

Governors in some states experiencing surges, including California, have taken steps to reimpose coronavirus restrictions, but Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has not closed nonessential businesses or put in place a statewide order mandating masks be worn in public. Florida did order bars to stop serving alcohol.


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USA Today: FDA investigates lab as tens of thousands of COVID-19 test results in Florida are questioned

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. The specimens should be refrigerated at 2 to 7 degrees Celsius (about 32 degrees Fahrenheit) and then put in freezers at -70 degrees Celsius after three days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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3M developing paper-based coronavirus test that could give results in minutes

Maplewood-based 3M says it is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a point-of-care test for the COVID-19 that could make diagnosing infections nearly as simple as a home pregnancy test.

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“We’re ready and poised to move into manufacturing as soon as we see the accuracy we’re looking for,” Tarnowski says.

It could be a breakthrough for diagnosing COVID-19, the potentially fatal viral infection that has killed more than 1,500 people in Minnesota and more than 138,000 nationally. Current tests require substantial laboratory infrastructure as well as reagents and testing equipment that have sometimes been in short supply.

The paper test is still in early development, but has been fast-tracked by the National Institutes of Health with an initial approval for research and $500,000 in research funds. The effort is part of the NIH’s RADx program, or Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, aimed at making rapid, widespread and affordable testing available late this summer.
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The administration orders hospitals to bypass the C.D.C. with key virus data, alarming health experts.

The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, beginning on Wednesday, send all coronavirus patient information to a central database in Washington — a move that has alarmed public health experts who fear the data will be distorted for political gain.

The new instructions are contained in a little-noticed document posted this week on the Department of Health and Human Services’ website, Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports. From now on, H.H.S., and not the C.D.C., will collect daily reports about the patients that each hospital is treating, how many beds and ventilators are available, and other information vital to tracking the pandemic.

Officials said the change should help ease data gathering and assist the White House coronavirus task force in allocating scarce supplies like personal protective gear and the drug remdesivir.

Hospital officials want to streamline reporting, saying it will relieve them from responding to requests from multiple federal agencies, though some say the C.D.C. — an agency that prizes its scientific independence — should be in charge of gathering the information.

“The C.D.C. is the right agency to be at the forefront of collecting the data,” said Dr. Bala Hota, the chief analytics officer at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Public health experts have long expressed concern that the administration is politicizing science and undermining the disease control centers; four former C.D.C. directors, spanning both Republican and Democratic administrations, said as much in an opinion piece published Tuesday in The Washington Post. The data collection shift reinforced those fears.


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Now that's concerning. :?


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TX hospitalizations dropped by 5 yesterday but today have hit a new all time high of 10,569.

Positivity also reached a new high of 16.85%


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Virginia Republican congressman tests positive for coronavirus
Republican Rep. Morgan Griffith of Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus after developing symptoms, his office announced Tuesday.

Griffith does not have significant symptoms and will continue to self-isolate, the office said.
In recent weeks, Griffith has been active on Capitol Hill, attending hearings and press conferences relating to the coronavirus pandemic. In several of those appearances, Griffith wore a mask -- a political flash point as some Americans argue the requirement infringes upon their civil liberties.
But the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges everyone to wear a "cloth face cover when they have to go out in public," noting that masks are critical in areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain since the coronavirus can spread between asymptomatic people and through respiratory droplets in the air.
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Companies are making billions with faulty, even fraudulent tests. Companies that have never produced a vaccine are now making billions for producing a vaccine. The money always flows up. I wonder about contributions to 45's campaign. Or to him. How many Trump resorts and golf courses have received new memberships?


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New York Times OpEd - John M. Barry: The Pandemic Could Get Much, Much Worse. We Must Act Now.

A comprehensive shutdown may be required in much of the country.


Mr. Barry is the author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History.”


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Reuters: Where COVID-19 is spreading fastest in the United States

More than 5,000 people died from COVID-19 from July 6 to July 12, up 46% from the prior week, according to a Reuters analysis of data from The COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer-run effort to track the outbreak.

About a dozen states have reported increases in deaths for at least two straight weeks, including California, Florida and Texas. (Open tmsnrt.rs/2WTOZDR in an external browser for a Reuters interactive)

Testing for COVID-19 rose by 7.4% in the United States last week and set a new record high on July 10, with over 823,000 tests performed, the Reuters analysis found.

Nationally, 8.8% of tests came back positive for the novel coronavirus, up from 7.5% the prior week and 5% three weeks ago.

The World Health Organization considers a positivity rate above 5% to be a cause for concern because it suggests there are more cases in the community that have not yet been uncovered.

Thirty-one states had positivity test rates above 5%, according to the analysis, including Arizona at 27%, South Carolina at 19% and Florida at 19%.

(GRAPHIC: Tracking the novel coronavirus in the U.S. - here)

Nationally, new COVID-19 cases have risen every week for six straight weeks. Forty-six states reported more new cases of COVID-19 last week compared to the previous week, the analysis found. Cases are only falling on a weekly basis in New York, Tennessee, New Jersey and Delaware.


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CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS: Today, Texas saw its highest daily COVID-19 cases (10,791) and deaths (110). There was also some good news. Statewide hospitalizations dropped by nearly 100, which is the largest reduction in patients in more than a month.


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WTAJ: Nearly 1,000 new positive COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed 994 new cases of COVID-19 in the state with a total of 97,665.

The number of tests administered within the last seven days between July 8 and July 14 is 139,819 with 5,372 positive cases. In the last day, close to 28,800 COVID-19 diagnostic test results were reported to the department, the highest one-day number of COVID-19 diagnostic test results reported.

Currently, 870,984 people have tested negative.

According to the DOH, 26 additional COVID-19 related deaths have been reported. there are 6,957 total deaths.

Of the 97,665 cases across the state, the PA Department of Health estimates that 76% of Pennsylvanians have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 637 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases.


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Tampa Bay Times: Florida reports a record 156 coronavirus deaths, record 72 in Tampa Bay

The state also recorded an nearly 14,000 additional coronavirus infections, and Hillsborough had a record 40 deaths


Florida saw a record-high number of deaths announced on Thursday, recording 156 people dead from coronavirus over 24 hours. The number passes the previous record high, which was recorded on Tuesday.

The 7-day death average continued upward, moving from about 91 people per day up to about 96 people dead per day. Since March, 4,782 people statewide have died from the virus. The Tampa Bay area, with 72 deaths, was responsible for just under half of all the day’s deaths, with a record-high 40 deaths announced out of Hillsborough.

Hospitalizations also hit a record-high, increasing by 495 admissions, bringing the total increase in hospital treatment because of coronavirus up to 20,154.

Nearly 14,000 new cases were recorded on Thursday, with the Florida Department of Health announcing 13,965 new infections, bringing the total recorded since the pandemic began up to 315,775 cases. The number of tests processed on Thursday, according to the Department of Health, leaped upward to more than 115,000, with the day’s positivity at about 13 percent.
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Orlando Sentinel: Florida coronavirus deaths grow by record 156; new cases up nearly 14K


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Tallahassee Democrat: Florida Emergency Operations Center closed till Monday after 12 workers contract coronavirus

A surging wave of coronavirus infections that developed in Florida this past week has landed at the state’s Emergency Operations Center, which is managing the pandemic response around the clock.

The Division of Emergency Management announced via Twitter Thursday morning that 12 workers at the EOC have tested positive for the virus that triggers COVID-19, a potentially fatal respiratory disease. Four of those results were returned this week. A spokesman said the EOC facility at Southwood in Tallahassee is undergoing a deep cleaning and is closed until Monday. Workers will be working virtually in the meanwhile.

The Division began testing the approximately 150 EOC employees about three weeks ago, and the employees who returned positive tests have been working from home since. “The safety of my employees and their families is paramount. It is why we have had aggressive screening, temperature checks, since February, mandatory masks and testing,” DEM Secretary Jared Moskowitz added to the original Tweet.

The EOC is a group effort of several agencies who coordinate a state response to emergencies such as hurricanes, wildfires, and pandemics. It has been at its highest level of activation since March. At Level 1, the center is staffed 24-hours and must be prepared to deploy resources and supplies.


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U.S. prepares push to reduce 'unnecessary' COVID-19 testing: official

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... ce=twitter
The United States is preparing to issue guidance on reducing “unnecessary” testing for COVID-19 as it works to cut turnaround times for tests, a senior U.S. health official said on Thursday.

Details of the guidance are still being hammered out but it would be aimed partly at discouraging COVID-19 patients who have completed home quarantine from getting retested before returning to work or school, said Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Speaking on a call with reporters, he said such unnecessary tests were “clogging up the system.”

“You do not need to be retested unless you are a critically ill person in the hospital or a very unusual case with immune suppression in which case you could shed virus for longer than seven or eight days,” he said.
Well, it is a not totally implausible excuse. Too bad Trump has called for less testing for so long that many will think that is what this is about.


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Volkonski wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:14 pm U.S. prepares push to reduce 'unnecessary' COVID-19 testing: official

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKCN24H37M
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Details of the guidance are still being hammered out but it would be aimed partly at discouraging COVID-19 patients who have completed home quarantine from getting retested before returning to work or school, said Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Well, it is a not totally implausible excuse. Too bad Trump has called for less testing for so long that many will think that is what this is about.
As nobody is checking how "home quarantine" is done, noone is checking any longer if the person is potentially asymptomatic and still can spread the virus, also nobody will be testing is the person has been only a light case and all symptoms have gone away, assuming that the "flu" has passed, only by self declaration. Isn't the current medical opinion still to have two negative swabs before considered recovered?

Just a PS: at his press conference today individual-1 bragged how he made an industry effort "never seen since WW2" about kicking the automotive industry into producing ventilators. I understand that they will be producing more than the whole health care industry is asking for now. The government is buying up the surplus at guaranteed prices and stockpiling them. How about the impotus being supportive of the testing industry and getting their productivity raised. And yes, it requires that he "gets back jobs to America", for all those chemicals that are now only produced overseas. I would dearly like to know how China is currently allocating covid19 related reagents for export, especially to the US. :think:


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New York Times: The U.S. shatters its single-day record for new cases, with more than 74,000.

As clashes over face-covering mandates and school reopening plans intensified throughout the United States, the country shattered its single-day record for new cases on Thursday — more than 74,000 with some numbers still to be announced, according to a New York Times database.

The previous record, 68,241 cases, was announced last Friday.

That figure included more than 5,000 cases in Bexar County, Texas, which contains San Antonio, where numbers spiked in part because of a backlog in test reporting.

This was the 11th time in the past month that the record had been broken, and as of Wednesday the country’s seven-day average case number exceeded 63,000, up from about 22,200 a month before.

Florida on Thursday broke its single-day death record for the second time this week, reporting 156 new fatalities. It was one of 10 states to reach a record for deaths in a single day this week, joining Idaho, Alabama, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Texas, Hawaii, Montana and South Carolina.


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RTH10260 wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:07 pm
Volkonski wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:14 pm U.S. prepares push to reduce 'unnecessary' COVID-19 testing: official

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... SKCN24H37M
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Details of the guidance are still being hammered out but it would be aimed partly at discouraging COVID-19 patients who have completed home quarantine from getting retested before returning to work or school, said Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Well, it is a not totally implausible excuse. Too bad Trump has called for less testing for so long that many will think that is what this is about.
As nobody is checking how "home quarantine" is done, noone is checking any longer if the person is potentially asymptomatic and still can spread the virus, also nobody will be testing is the person has been only a light case and all symptoms have gone away, assuming that the "flu" has passed, only by self declaration. Isn't the current medical opinion still to have two negative swabs before considered recovered?

Just a PS: at his press conference today individual-1 bragged how he made an industry effort "never seen since WW2" about kicking the automotive industry into producing ventilators. I understand that they will be producing more than the whole health care industry is asking for now. The government is buying up the surplus at guaranteed prices and stockpiling them. How about the impotus being supportive of the testing industry and getting their productivity raised. And yes, it requires that he "gets back jobs to America", for all those chemicals that are now only produced overseas. I would dearly like to know how China is currently allocating covid19 related reagents for export, especially to the US. :think:
Several thousands of those ventilators got shipped last month to Russia. If there's another ventilator shortage here, it could get ugly.


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Volkonski wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:14 pm U.S. prepares push to reduce 'unnecessary' COVID-19 testing: official

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... ce=twitter
The United States is preparing to issue guidance on reducing “unnecessary” testing for COVID-19 as it works to cut turnaround times for tests, a senior U.S. health official said on Thursday.

Details of the guidance are still being hammered out but it would be aimed partly at discouraging COVID-19 patients who have completed home quarantine from getting retested before returning to work or school, said Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Well, it is a not totally implausible excuse. Too bad Trump has called for less testing for so long that many will think that is what this is about.
No, it is not implausible. Some, maybe most, MIGHT be virus-free. Someone finishing quarantine might be asymptomatic, but still infectious.

FYI, quarantine is for people who may have been in contact with a person with covid19. Isolation is for people who test positive.


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