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Sun Apr 19, 2020, 12:18 PM

Want to re-open the country? Need ALL of these capabilities first!

Want to re-open the country? We need MASSIVE testing capacity. I’m talking having about 1 BILLION fast-return tests, at a minimum, with continued full-scale production thru the end of May. We also need MASSIVE production of effective masks and PPE.

This is the only way it can be done:

1) Test EVERYONE. All 328.9 Million Americans WEEKLY.
- anyone testing positive must be isolated for a minimum of 21 days and test negative twice before being able to get back to work/school

2) Shutdown ALL air, rail, bus passenger travel for 21 days. Only cargo allowed and all involved in handling said cargo and crew moving it get tested DAILY. Anyone tests positive, see #1. This means NO international passenger air travel. NONE. Border crossings at Mexico and Canada are closed for 21 days to civilian passenger travel. Only cargo/commercial.

3) Require masks nationwide thru the end of June.

4) Keep schools closed and use virtual education until next school year.

5) Continue to ban gatherings of more than 10 people thru the end of June.

6) Enforce physical distancing of 10ft until the end of June.

7) Test ALL military personnel daily. Anyone tests positive, see #1.

8) Test ALL workers DAILY in these fields: healthcare, grocery, transportation, security, meat packing, manufacturing, service (plumbers, electricians, appliance repair, etc). Anyone tests positive, see #1.

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Reply Want to re-open the country? Need ALL of these capabilities first! (Original post)
Roland99 Apr 2020 OP
cilla4progress Apr 2020 #1
cilla4progress Apr 2020 #3
Roland99 Apr 2020 #5
cilla4progress Apr 2020 #6
Roland99 Apr 2020 #7
Laelth Apr 2020 #2
cilla4progress Apr 2020 #4
Roland99 Apr 2020 #8

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 12:20 PM

1. NYTimes has a good article on this today -

with only 4 guideposts for states to reopen.

Will try to link to it or cut and paste.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 12:52 PM

3. Here it is - from an American Enterprise Institute paper

(link to paper at bottom)

How Will We Know When It’s Time to Reopen the Nation?

Experts offer four benchmarks that can serve as a guide for cities and states, eliminating some of the guesswork.

1. Hospitals in the state must be able to safely treat all patients requiring hospitalization, without resorting to crisis standards of care.

2. A state needs to be able to at least test everyone who has symptoms.

3. The state is able to conduct monitoring of confirmed cases and contacts.

4. There must be a sustained reduction in cases for at least 14 days.


https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/National-Coronavirus-Response-a-Road-Map-to-Recovering-2.pdf

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 12:56 PM

5. Figures the AEI would list four superficial items

Testing ONLY the symptomatic is very myopic.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 01:17 PM

6. I was wondering about AEI's

biases...

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 01:25 PM

7. A lot of the neocons were or are members

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 12:21 PM

2. Yep. That sounds about right. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 12:53 PM

4. NYTimes article /

American Enterprise Institute cited in previous post (accidentally replied to myself) posted above.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 05:50 PM

8. 5 minute test

Tests like this can be performed about anywhere and offer results in minutes:

https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/product-and-innovation/detect-covid-19-in-as-little-as-5-minutes.html

It would be up to govt to enlist addl mfrs to help produce them in numbers

I’m just listing things that would need to happen to “re-open America”

Not saying everything is feasible or practical

Which goes to show how ridiculous “reopening” America is right now.

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