The cost of operating business has become significant problem. Think about buying sanitizers and etc ... Even a piece of KF94 mask on Amazon is $6. For business owner, it is too much burden. In addition, what if employee gets sick from working? For business owners, I found that www.etrendy.com sells Covid19 related products for cheap, hope this help your business.
I took the test this last week not because I was sick or that I had close contact with a confirmed case but rather out of precaution. The whole process was rather easy to sign-up for, and the drive thru testing was no hassle. Ideally you want to make it so simple that anyone can get a test. That way we are catching more mild and asymptomatic cases being found compared to before and that can help slow & limit the spread.
This would only be true if the allocation of tests was random.
If there is any preference towards testing people who are more likely to be infected (which I believe there is) then you would expect the percentage of positive tests to go down as you expanded the number of tests.
(This is because each additional test would be going to someone with a lower likelihood of a positive result, all else being equal - so all else must not be equal).
My family members who work in hospitals are seeing increased icu usage rates as a result of covid in their hospitals the last few weeks. Time will tell, but I hope that reopening can stay on track without getting a bunch of people really sick/killed
California as a whole has been trending down or flat since May 1, with most cases being in Southern California. Supposedly they've been seeing an increase of people from Mexico, same with Texas and Arizona, that are either returning, or crossing over the border to come to our hospitals
Unfortunately many people don't make this connection. The news keeps running stories like 'are we opening up to soon!?' and 'New cases rising after memorial day weekend' making it seem like the rise is due to reopenings
I mean this thing has been around since august in China and what, January here? If it was anywhere near as dangerous as they initially stated, we’d all be dead. I think they’re prolonging this just to try and shift the focus off of how silly they look right now. After this is all said and done, they’ll pat each other on the back and praise the lockdowns, we’ll shake our heads, and life will go on.
I look at the numbers in my county every day. Active cases are increasing, deaths are increasing and we have not yet hit the peak of our first wave locally. This is not some misperception due to increased testing.
The percentages of those testing positive are still hovering around 8 percent over the last couple months, as cases, hospitalizations and deaths increase.
"Increased testing" wouldn't explain the increasing numbers of hospitalizations and deaths.
In other words, this is just feeding the misinformation machine.
Every state that reopened claimed that it beat COVID and that they’re testing enough to keep it under control. Then 2 weeks later when cases start surging, they pretend like they just started testing people.
See: Florida, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, North/South Carolina, etc.
I live in a part of CA Bay area that has had relatively low cases, maybe 10 or 11 per day max with a low death count. It seems within the past few days our numbers have doubled while testing number have stayed the same. At least for my county, these increased numbers are coming from holiday weekends and reopening. I'm sure we will see the results from protests shortly as well, if not already starting.
Here we go. Same exact reasoning FL, TX, AZ used to say “all is well!” to the public which in turn made their current surges go much harder.
SMH...please be safe and smart people of CA. The writing is on the wall for a lot of states right now, don’t let your state get swept away in the madness as well. This argument has literally worked out for 0 areas in terms of trying to trend things down
They are ALL seeing surges is CASES now, some including hospitalizations and deaths. You cannot look at the current death rate as the form of a future trend, there’s a lag in time between diagnosis to hospitalization to death that can vary greatly person to person, IE the surge in cases now equates to MORE hospitalizations and deaths coming in the near future where as the death numbers NOW indicate the cases diagnosed two to four weeks back.
This thing doesn’t go away by people ignoring it or pretending there’s no threat/it’s all getting better. That’s how it gets worse. We’re setting things up to look real ugly in a month or so and I fully expect another “who could have seen this coming?” From “leaders” and people alike that are putting their heads in the sand right now.
Of course cases were bound to go up when we started reopening, no one was saying that wouldn't happen, that's just common sense. But as long as hospitals are better prepared and can handle it, that's what matters. States like GA and FL in particular have been reopened for far longer then a month now, no increase in death rates there.
As much as everyone in this sub would like everyone to be locked down forever, that simply can't happen and we have to learn to live with this virus plain and simple. And given that it only severely affects a tiny, tiny percentage of the population, that seems pretty easy to do.
This is why I've been tracking the 'deaths' numbers and not the 'cases' numbers. The underlying testing data was fucked for the first 2 months due to the federal government's pathetic initial response to getting testing capabilities rolled out.
Number of deaths \*related to COVID\* is also affected by testing, but to a smaller degree because people who have serious conditions are more likely to be tested. Even that group doesn't get tested 100% of the time.
Straight from the state itself: https://public.tableau.com/views/COVID-19PublicDashboard/Covid-19Hospitals?%3Aembed=y&%3Adisplay_count=no&%3AshowVizHome=no
Ignore the suspected number, very few of those actually turn into positive cases, I’m pretty sure anyone with a test outstanding (which is basically anyone getting admitted to a hospital) is a suspected case.
I'd would think maybe less are dying because everyone's better prepared & have learned from mistakes. And even if less are dying from it, it's still not anything I'd want to go through. There was a thread on here recently, that reminded me why.
I still am not willing to take my chances. There are days when I want to just say Screw It. I am so over 3 months of semi-isolation. Not being able to take my summer trips. Not being able to do most of the things that define me. But, I've had health problems in the past, & the idea of lingering problems from this are enough to make me take pause at least for the time being.