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Old 03-17-2020, 04:31 PM
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Our health staff is not even testing anyone who might have it, because the local labs are ONLY running tests on the high risk folks who are hospitalized, due to the urgency about getting them diagnosed. There's no treatment specific for corona virus anyway so it doesn't matter much whether Joe Schmoe with a fever of 102 and a cough, but who's getting over it, is diagnosed one way or the other. If poor old Joe goes into respiratory failure, then he'll get tested for it, and hopefully he'll get put on a vent, if there are any available. I can live with that, and so can my patients.

We're not seeing any suspect cases in my institution anyway, all 1300 inmates are thus far not coughing much or having significant fevers right now.