TEST, TEST, TEST
Just as we
thought this thing might go away it is back with a vengeance. Well, it is contagious as Hell (is Hell contagious? I hope not). There is some hope that it is less virulent,
and apparently not too dangerous if you are vaccinated and or have some immunity
from previous infection. We won't know that for a few weeks.
is the governments solution?
Test, Test, Test!
they are not calling for contact tracing.
I’m pretty sure that if contact tracing was remotely feasible, then
98% of the country would have to go into 14-day quarantine. I think that ship, which might be
effective with other contagions, has sailed with this one. (No, I am not a doctor but I have been watching a lot of “ER” reruns
So, Test, Test,
If you live in
NYC and you want to visit friends or family this Christmas you are recommended
to test first so you do not infect others.
lines around the block in NYC and other places to get a Covid test. Let me analyze this as an uneducated
blockhead who had to cheat to pass Biology 1 in college.
There is a
virus that has almost no early symptoms that is, according to pundits, “a tsunami”
of infection. We have learned that the old
Delta was reasonably safe outdoors. This
new variant maybe not so much. We won't know for a few weeks.
to be safe we now need a test where you line up nose to nose with hundreds of
people waiting to get tested because they think they may have a virus that is extremely
Test, Test, Test?
like a 24/7 super-spreader event to me.
Yorkers Standing in line:
bad…ah-chew! Probably just a little cold, or maybe a deadly virus, one
or the other, that’s why I’m standing in line with all these other maybe
infected people to find out. How about
good, I’m just waiting to get tested to be sure I don’t have anything so I won’t
give it to others.”
standing in line with potentially infectious people to see if you are infected
so you can visit with other people who may or may not be infected so you don’t infect
them if you are infected?”
that you won’t get the results for at least two days, and if you got infected
standing in this line with potentially infected people it won’t show in your
test results from today.”
even if I test negative, I won’t really know for sure, and I might actually get
infected without knowing because I stood in this line with hundreds of possibly
how I (cough cough) see it.”
after I test today, I should test again tomorrow to make sure I did not get infected
today by standing in line with hundreds of possibly infected people?”
you want to be safe. But of course, you still won’t know because you might get infected
waiting in that line.”
with that, I’m going home.”
you’d better quarantine yourself for 14 days just to be safe.”
Test, Test, Test…
the new government mantra.