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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:17 AM

Are They Fn Kidding Us? key testing component is in short supply!

Reporting a key testing component is in short supply.

Heres the news. Too upset to add to it

A new shortage of a key testing component is hobbling the U.S. battle against COVID-19 as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise.

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In some cases, the shortage has prompted lab personnel to borrow components from colleagues who were using similar kits for testing unrelated to COVID-19, said Marc Lipsitch, a Harvard University epidemiologist.

The extent of the problem could not immediately be determined.


https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2020/03/11/coronavirus-covid-19-response-hurt-by-shortage-testing-components/5013586002/

And oh btw Harvard is vacating campus on Sunday.

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Reply Are They Fn Kidding Us? key testing component is in short supply! (Original post)
OhNo-Really Mar 2020 OP
uponit7771 Mar 2020 #1
lagomorph777 Mar 2020 #2
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #3
uponit7771 Mar 2020 #4
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #6
OhNo-Really Mar 2020 #7
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #8
OhNo-Really Mar 2020 #11
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #14
OhNo-Really Mar 2020 #16
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #17
Eyeball_Kid Mar 2020 #13
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #15
OhNo-Really Mar 2020 #18
OhNo-Really Mar 2020 #5
uponit7771 Mar 2020 #19
avlbeerfan Mar 2020 #9
Mike 03 Mar 2020 #10
OhNo-Really Mar 2020 #12
malaise Mar 2020 #20

Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:19 AM

1. K&R, China reported CV19 genetic sequence on Jan 12!! We still don't have WHO's mass test kits !!

Because Trump's crony had to make some money off the CDC

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:22 AM

2. Impeachable offense

at the very least. People are dying because of this specific piece of corruption. This will not end well for Trump and his cronies.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:22 AM

3. Yes, this is complete BS they are doing everything they can

to avoid testing. We will be in Italy and Iran situation very soon. I pray I am wrong.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:23 AM

4. Yep, on purpose bluer areas get greatest infections and can't vote ... Red Don wins election.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:31 AM

6. I am in Florida and we are about to have a huge catastrophe on

our hands here, the longer they try to ignore it, the worse it will get.
I think what's happening is, there aren't necessarily more cases in blue states, they are fighting harder for tests, social distancing measures.
I don't think for a second, hotspots won't begin popping up in red states, they will do everything they can to censor that, they already are.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:41 AM

7. Censoring. Is it possible

Trump can threaten $$ withholding if Governors aggressively test & report?

Or dangle other threats?

Didnít Ukraine impeachment grounds expose his modus operandi?

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:44 AM

8. I don't know if that's what he is/will use, but it is happening.

Maybe I am wrong, I certainly hope I am.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:51 AM

11. My adult child & family live with me in my home

Because ďno casesĒ reported near here, they have a false sense of security.

It is frustrating.

Please be safe. I do worry about Florida the most. And islands

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:01 AM

14. It's happening everywhere, they are suceeding with this BS.

They are making things far worse by doing this, I'm sure you knew that.
I followed politics before only here and there, but when he was elected, I instictively knew it would lead to something unbelievably horrible.😔

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:09 AM

16. Yes. A dark moment in history. There is hope this fall. ✨✨🙏✨✨

Itís helpful to have a forum like DU to keep us grounded

Iím losing sleep not good & bp rising. Too many suffering on earth

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:12 AM

17. I know and I hope so. Hang in there.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:00 AM

13. This site will reportedly keep track of the coronavirus in real time:

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:06 AM

15. Wow, thank you. I follow BNO and Worldometer. I had

never seen this, I like the breakdowns and the recovery percentages. Most here have been sharing the Johns Hopkins site., which is great on my tablet, laptop, computer, etc., but on my phone not so much..its hard for me to read and I almost exclusively use my phone.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 10:26 AM

18. The data from two sources don't match?

This was published in the New York Times today.




Also this from a front line Italian Doctor

ď...you see the diagnosis, which is always the damned same:

bilateral interstitial pneumonia.

This is what CoronaVirus is diagnosed as.

How many deaths reported this year as BIP?

Who would have a centralized record?

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:25 AM

5. Do you have any links to name of the company?

Time to rewatch V

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 01:16 PM

19. There's a story indialantic or slate about why the tests are so late to get to us

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:45 AM

9. Yea, bad test kits at the start used up the reagent

 

So i guess they have made what they can make with the reagent at hand.
Reagent comes from China just like the antibiotics used to treat the secondary bacterial infection after the viral.
Lets see what happens then.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:48 AM

10. A little more from the article:

Some of the testing components are manufactured by Qiagen, a multinational leader in molecular testing headquartered in Germany. Spiking demand for its products has prompted the company to increase production to three shifts a day, seven days a week, at plants in Germany and Spain.

"This now is an unprecedented situation," said Qiagen corporate spokesman Thomas Theuringer. "Demand is exploding, especially in the United States ... and this is stretching our capacity."

The Centers for Disease Control is looking into the shortage, CDC Director Robert Redfield told Politico on Tuesday. ďIím confident of the actual test that we have, but as people begin to operationalize the test, they realize thereís other things they need to do the test, said Redfield.

Michael Mina, a Harvard professor of epidemiology, tweeted Monday that the testing components are critical.


It sounds like other countries planned ahead and most have the necessary components, but not the United States.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 09:56 AM

12. Thank you. So dismayed 😩

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Response to OhNo-Really (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 01:18 PM

20. Don the Con said you could get beautiful perfect tests if needed

but I don't think they're needed because Mr. Only I can fix it promised a miracle so just hang on in there baby.

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